“RESTORATION is the process of repairing and renewing all the damaged or missing parts of a piece enabling it to be presented in as good as condition as it was when first made. New parts are hidden and repairs are disguised. Enhancements, such as better handles or deeper or richer carvings can often increase the value”.
Britten Pears Foundation Collection
Re-upholstery of settee belonging to Benjamin Britten.
The settee came in the workshop requiring new ‘webs’ and hand stitching. The commission was finished off with new platform lining. The settee can be seen in Peter Pear’s study in the Red House, Aldeburgh.
The staircase was removed to the workshop and all the treads and risers were replaced like-for-like along with the square spindles, string capping and spacers.
Upholstered furniture restoration
The workshop undertakes re-upholstery and repairs on worn or damaged chairs and stools.