We run weekend antique restoration courses. We are now selling our private collection of antique chairs.

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Antique chair restoration

We aren’t antique dealers, up until our recent retirement we were restorers and conservators specialising in antique chair restoration. We think that all restoration including antique chair restoration should be appropriate to the particular piece. Sometimes the conservation approach is a consideration, especially for rare and valuable items.

We acquired extensive knowledge and experience restoring furniture and seating using traditional methods. We give tuition and run courses on all aspects of antique furniture restoration. That includes woodwork, French polish and upholstery. In addition we run courses in clock repair, clock case repair and country chair making. The restoration methods we have used over the years are basically the same as the original construction methods.

Click here to see how to repair a broken chair leg

We’re always happy to answer any question and queries to do with antique furniture and chair restoration. We also give advice about furniture styles, dating, market values and trends.

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Contact us if you  need advice about restoration or traditional upholstery.

Nigel is a member of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland, he also works on clocks , especially longcase (grandfather) clocks. www.oldclocks.ie

He is the secretary of the Irish Horological Craft Forum www.ihcf.ie

If you’ve arranged to visit us for a workshop weekend you can get directions by clicking here

We don’t repair modern furniture and we don’t re-upholster modern couches and chairs.

But we understand antique chairs and how to restore them. We also understand their place in the evolution of domestic furniture

Antique restoration courses

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Traditional upholstery is all natural materials

If your antique chair is a bit wobbly it could just need dismantling and re-gluing. The joints gradually loosen and blocks or braces that reinforce the corners often need replacement. For more serious cases Nigel will give advice about making up new frame components. We are happy to give advice about antique chair restoration but we no longer do the work ourselves.

 

Cane work and other natural fibre seating

Contact us for advice about all natural fibre seating

Antique Sourcing – Auctions

If you need to source a piece of antique furniture, contact us and we’ll help you find it. We recommend pieces at auction and we’ll give you a quotation for restoration before you bid.

Chairs for Sale

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Testimonials

jenniferAbsolutely brilliant weekend, loved the antiques, the history & Pepie’s food! Would recommend to anybody!

stephThank you for one very special weekend. Thrilled silly with my chair. I will be a pain telling all on Sunday “Did you see my chair”. Thank you again.

john-burkeThank you both for a great weekend. An enlightening experience and full of enjoyment & good conversation! Thanks Pepie and Nigel.

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