Clive Payne

Hand-Carved Wooden Furniture Restoration Oxfordshire

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Hand-Carved Wooden Furniture Restoration in Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire


The Process of Hand-Carved Wooden Furniture Restoration

Carved wooden antique furniture offers the versatility, beauty, and toughness that homeowners have long relished. However, items of antique furniture sometimes have missing or damaged sections of wood carvings. An essential part of carved furniture restoration is to restore these missing or damaged stylistic elements.


Woodturning Restoration & Repair

Turned items are also sometimes missing or require turning restoration to be carried out, we are able to carefully replicate these in our workshop using the same materials and woodturning methods that are required for the item to be replaced. We also offer bespoke furniture making using only the very best materials and traditional hand skills.

Member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA)

The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) is a nationwide organisation of skilled people engaged in furniture conservation, furniture repair, and furniture restoration. Every BAFRA member is an expert in their field and is actively involved in Continual Professional Development to keep abreast of advances in knowledge, skills, and technical developments.

Clive Payne and his small team of highly skilled craftsmen have worked with some of the country’s finest houses, museums, antique dealers, and collectors of period antiques. Over the years Clive has developed the highest of standards in Hand-Carved Furniture Restoration in Oxfordshire and Hand-Carved Furniture Restoration in Gloucestershire, joining the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA) in 1997 and now specialises in conserving and restoring oak and country furniture from the 15th to 18th centuries, together with all furniture from the early 18th to 19th centuries.

Hand-Carved Furniture Restoration FAQs

What is hand-carved furniture restoration?
Hand-carved wooden furniture brings a touch of versatility and beauty to the home, however, these types of antique furniture might sometimes have missing or damaged sections. An essential part of hand-carved furniture restoration is the repair of these missing or damaged stylistic period elements. Missing sections of carved furniture can be replicated exactly as they were originally made.
What is the method used for hand-carved furniture restoration?
With hand-carved wooden furniture restoration in Oxfordshire and hand-carved wooden furniture restoration in Gloucestershire at Clive Payne, missing sections can be replicated exactly as they were originally made. We carefully take a tracing of the missing section together with its surrounding area, this is then infilled either by copying another section on the item of furniture or following the outlying design. From a simple molding to an intricate design such as flowers, scrolls, or leaves, this is then carefully carved by hand using the carving chisels that I inherited from my grandfather.
Is it possible to replicate period designs with hand-carved furniture restoration?
At Clive Payne, we are able to replicate any broken or missing part of a piece of hand-carved furniture or create a new design for a missing piece that reflects the original style of the period. By studying the patterns used, we can identify which stylist period the piece belongs to.

To discuss hand-carved wooden furniture restoration or any other aspect of an item of carved furniture that you might wish to bring back to its full glory please do not hesitate to contact me. All restoration work is done entirely by hand using traditional techniques.

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