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Tim has been restoring period furniture for more than 30 years. He specialises in 17th, 18th and 19th century English and European furniture. Tim is a fully accredited member of BAFRA. (The British Antique Furniture Restorers' Association), which has a select membership of about 130 members throughout the country. BAFRA members are chosen for their expertise, knowledge and high standard of craftsmanship.
How do you choose a Restorer or Conservator?

Choosing the right restorer or conservator is an important decision. The wrong choice could result in permanent damage to your furniture, affecting both its value and appearance. Poor or inexperienced workmanship, or excess restoration can be irreversible, so it is essential to choose with care.

Tim's modern, fully insulated and temperature-controlled workshop is a reflection of his attitude to his work and standards of craftsmanship. Tim prides himself on his professionalism, precision, planning and exacting eye to detail. Tim's workshop is fully insured.

All Tim's repairs are carried out to the highest standards using traditional methods and materials.

Tim has an extensive supply of period veneers, timbers and fittings built up over 30 years to aid him in his repairs.

William and Mary Side Table Crack William and Mary Side Table Top William and Mary Side Table Side
Showing crack running full width of the topRepaired topSympathetically cleaned and wax polished
A stunning William and Mary Marquetry Side Table

Tim is based in Bromley, Kent and his services cover London and the Home Counties, but his work has also taken him to other parts of England, Scotland and into Europe.

The majority of Tim's work is conducted for private clients but his customers also include dealers, institutions, public bodies and museums. Tim was recently commissioned to carry out a comprehensive conservation report on an important furniture collection for a London museum and carried out much of the subsequent conservation work. Examples of Tim's work can be found by visting his restoration page.

Tim has previously featured as one of 6 restoration specialists on the BBC series Restoration Roadshow; hosted by Eric Knowles. Further information about the series can be found on the Restoration Roadshow page.

Tim's services include:
  • Repairs to all period furniture.
  • Marquetry repairs.
  • Turning
  • Retention of patination (applied to all repairs).
  • Traditional French polishing.
  • Traditional wax polishing
  • Longcase and bracket clock repairs.
  • Barometer repairs.
  • Desk leathering
  • Chair caning and rush seating
  • Fire and flood damage repairs
  • Valuations (see Valuations page for more information)
  • Commission buying service, where Tim can source specific items for clients with significant savings (see Commission Buying page for more information)

Tim is also an accomplished dealer with a well-established shop ownership in the past and 15 years experience of exhibiting at London antiques fairs (including the prestigious Battersea Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair). Tim focuses a lot of his dealing talents to commission buying as this achieves bigger savings for his clients. More information can be found on the Commission Buying page.