Restoration, Conservation & Re-upholstery
Broughton Restorations offers a complete and comprehensive antique furniture restorations, conservation and re-upholstery service to private collectors, country houses, universities and antique dealers.
A highly experienced and respected team, we work with furniture from all periods and in all timbers, our speciality being walnut and exotic wood veneered furniture such as kingwood, cocuswood and mulberry wood from the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
Our in house traditional re-upholstery service works alongside our restorers, ensuring chair reconstruction is carried out to the highest standard.
Broughton Restoration is an accredited member of the “British Antique Furniture Restorers Association” (BAFRA), the foremost national organisation of craftsmen engaged in furniture restoration and conservation.
Charles II, circa 1665-1680.
The restoration and conservation of this magnificent olive oyster and marquetry cabinet included recreating the stand which was missing. It dates from the reign of King Charles II (last quarter of the 17th-century). This piece is undoubtedly from the workshop of the eminent maker, Thomas Pistor, who alongside Gerrit Jensen, supplied furniture to the Court and noble people of the day.
William & Mary, king wood cabinet on chest, circa 1690.
Another piece attributed to Thomas Pistor. This time veneered in the highly sought after and desirable “king wood” (aka “Princes wood”). This piece required a significant amount of consolidation of loose veneers and mouldings. Replacement bun feet and handles.
Charles II walnut scriptor, circa 1675.
This scriptor is extremely rare and of museum quality. It required careful conservation and consolidation of veneers/surface finish. This piece would certainly have been included in our research project (published in “Furniture History Society” journal 2104) if we had known of it at the time.
Charles II Cocus wood cabinet on stand circa 1760-1770
Walnut Gainsborough chair attributed to Giles Grendey, circa 1740
Fully restored/conserved and re upholstered with close nailing.