Clive Payne

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Antique Upholstery Restoration in Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire

Antique Furniture Reupholstery and Upholstery Restoration Using Original Materials & Fastenings

All antique furniture reupholstery, restoration and conservation work is carried out using upholstery tacks, hand stitching and carefully reusing brass or bronze domed nails to finish the item, we can replicate the domed heads using our lost wax casting process if missing heads are required to be replaced. Clive Payne can help bring your antique upholstery back to its former glory, ensuring that your antique furniture will continue to last for years into the future.

The Reupholstery of 18th-Century Furniture by Our Specialist Upholsterer

All aspects of reupholstery and upholstery restoration in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire can be carried out by our specialist upholsterer. Following a careful assessment of the furniture and repair required, we are able to restore historical upholstered furniture from the base frame up to the needleworks that were so often used in the Eighteenth Century. 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.

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 Antique Furniture Reupholstery in Oxfordshire, 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.

Upholstery Restoration FAQs

Why choose antique furniture upholstery restoration?
The reupholstery and upholstery restoration and repair of antique furniture helps to maintain these fine pieces for future generations to enjoy, not only adding longevity but helping to restore something that can be loved and appreciated on a daily basis.
What materials are used in antique furniture upholstery restoration and repair?
Upholstery restoration work can include conservation of needleworks, the reuse of original webbings to keep the integrity of the furniture’s history. Antique furniture was traditionally filled with several different types of organic materials, which varied in both quality and price. Such as horsehair that was so often used in the makeup of an upholstered item. We still employ this in our upholstery restoration work as well as using the very best in materials.
Are you able to restore or replace antique fittings on upholstered furniture, such as castors?
Yes, we are able to restore antique fittings on upholstered furniture. If another copy of the fitting remains, then replica castings can be made. Otherwise, a suitable replacement may be carved from wax.

If you are looking for antique furniture reupholstery or antique upholstery restoration in Oxfordshire or Gloucestershire, or to discuss any aspect of antique upholstered furniture that you might wish to conserve or restore please do not hesitate to contact me. All restoration work is done entirely by hand using traditional techniques.

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