Antique Furniture Restoration & French Polishing

Here at Driscolls antiques Ltd we not only sell high quality antiques but are also an established antique furniture restoration company. As we are based in Clitheroe most of our work comes from Lancashire and Yorkshire areas but we can arrange collection and delivery anywhere in the country. Our highly skilled restoration team can offer repairs and  re polishing, including traditional French polishing at competitive prices. Please scroll down to see examples of recent work we have completed for customers.

How to obtain an estimate for furniture restoration –

The quickest and easiest way is to email a picture with a short description via email at info@driscollsantiques.co.uk or you can telephone on 01200 425443. Quotes via email are free of charge and without obligation. We can also offer quotes for insurance purposes.

Restoration options

We mainly work on British Antique Furniture dating from the late 17th century right through to the early 20th century. Our restoration aims to bring the item of furniture back to its former glory with minimal disturbance to the originality to retain its value.

Types of restoration we offer:

  • Traditional French polishing

This involves the use of original hand finishing techniques using shellac polishes.

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  • Cleaning and Reviving the Original Finish

Using traditional wax finishes we carefully bring back the original finish without re polishing.

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  • Upholstery

Such as recovering drop in seats and stuff over chairs.

Re upholster arm chair - Before

Re upholster arm chair - After

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  • Joinery Restoration

This includes repairing broken /missing mouldings or beadings using old timbers. We can also repair broken chair frames.

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  • Replacing baize and leathers

We can replace Desk Leathers with similar colours and tooling’s, also re baize card tables.

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Examples of Work

To remove the ring mark and re polish the top of an antique coffee table

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On this next job we had to re colour and polish the doors to match the existing finish and colour due to bleacing by the sun.

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To remove the bad staining and marks from the top and re polish to a golden shade of oak.

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restore, re upholster and re polish a pair of Victorian foot stools

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Strip and re polish wardrobe and cupboard to a golden oak shade

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Fully restore an oak writing table, including turning new knobs, making mouldings, striping down to its natural colour and re French polishing. add a new leather writing surface.

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French polish a mahogany Wellington chest

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French polish a mahogany Georgian Tripod Table

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Fully restore a walnut music cabinet

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Fully restore a walnut Victorian Chest of Drawers

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