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Antique Upholstery Restoration in Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire
Antique Furniture Reupholstery and Upholstery Restoration Using Original Materials & Fastenings
Clive Payne provides antique upholstery restoration and repair in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, offering a full conservation and restoration service on all periods of furniture, specialising in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Antique upholstery restoration is a great way to bring your antique furniture back to life, increasing the value of the piece, and making a more attractive heirloom. The process aims to restore the original beauty, functionality, and historical significance of antique furniture while maintaining its authenticity. Antique upholstered furniture requires special care and attention when restoring it. Clive Payne has the skills, experience, and knowledge to safely restore your antique upholstered furniture back to its original beauty.
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 Restoration 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.
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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.
Our restorers are able to upholster fine antique furniture using the same age-old techniques that have been passed down through the centuries, building up the seat and backs of chairs with hair, tacked and stitched into place to form strong sharp edges. This gives the piece longevity and comfort. Period needlework and fabrics are not easily found today, so new fabrics woven in the traditional manner from across the United Kingdom and Europe are often sourced to give any piece the look of elegance.
Antique Upholstery Restoration FAQs
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.
Call 01608 658856 or click the button below to make an enquiry.