Clive Payne

Replica Castings for Antique Furniture Fittings

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Replica Castings for Antique Furniture Fittings

On occasion, you might find that metal fittings, such as handles and castors, are missing from a piece of antique furniture. If another remains, then identical copies known as replica castings can be made. If the piece is missing and there is nothing to copy from, then a suitable replacement may be carved from wax.

We are able to provide replica casting for missing furniture fittings using the lost wax casting process, the casting can be gilded to match existing fittings or aged to match, furniture castors are also reproduced these have either brass or leather wheels as appropriate with steel pins hand riveted into place. To give an authentic look to any piece of furniture or chair.

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.

Over the years Clive has developed the highest of standards in restoration and repair, 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.

Replica Castings FAQs

What are replica castings for antique furniture?
If you discover that metal fittings, such as handles and castors, are missing from a piece of antique furniture then identical copies known as replica castings can be made.
What replica castings for antique furniture can be made?
Recent previous replica castings include making replica H hinges for an early eighteenth century Oak press cupboard, fitted with period rose head nails once the hinges were aged and a new iron clasp finished and aged, the customer was very happy with the result.

To discuss any aspect of an item of antique furniture that you might wish to conserve or restore please do not hesitate to contact me.

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