Antique furniture and their past owners, with whom people often have a special bond, evoke memories and emotions. These emotions may make you decide to have a cupboard, a wardrobe, a chair or a table restored. For such restoration work, the love and devotion of experts is indispensable. So, too, is their dedication to obtaining the best possible result.
That’s the sort of expert we are. In most cases, pieces of furniture that come in for restoration tell their own stories. The same is true of what we call “old sores” – the flaws already there, that were caused not by leaks or fire for instance. In consultation with the client, a decision will be taken on what should be done, to what extent the old sores should be left, and what the cost will be. We never carry out rigorous restoration, in the sense that everything is stripped bare and polished to a shine. The small, characteristic traces of years of use are left. They form part of the object, are characteristic of it. That is what you call restoring with respect.
We restore historic interiors, both for private clients and for the Central Government Real Estate Agency. This generally includes original wall coverings, doors, staircases, ceilings and floors. Municipal and provincial authorities often ask us to restore furniture that is still in use.
We have been working on unique and striking projects for over thirty years now.