Restoration Project News

December 6, 2019

This week we have been working on a customer's late Victorian sideboard, which had a number of issues. One was a large white ring on the top. This is usually caused by damp from the underside of a cup or plate re acting with the polish and though very common, is surpri...

November 11, 2019

This week we collected an Edwardian bureau that had been damaged during a house move. The fretwork along the back had been broken off, which needed re attaching, and we were asked if we could address several other small areas of damage, one being damage caused by their...

November 2, 2019

We don't normally take on total re upholstery jobs on chairs due to the time they take and the subsequent high labour costs involved far exceeding the value of the chair, but this was an exception. Originally coming to us as a "simple recover" stripping back the fabric...

October 18, 2019

Well here we are just a couple of months away from Christmas , and the lovely summer sunshine has been replaced by autumnal gales and more than enough rain. The summer months has seen a steady flow of repair jobs coming through the workshop, from normal chair repairs t...

March 23, 2019

Well since closing the retail side of our business, it seems that we made the right decision to concentrate on the restoration service that we provide. A steady stream of furniture has been passing through the workshop over the past few weeks and the most rewarding asp...

January 22, 2019

With the majority of our work being related to restoration and repair we have decided to concentrate on this side of things and as such will be closing our Garlinge shop at the end of the month.  As most restoration work is done in our workshop at our home address we f...

December 9, 2018

The main core of our business has turned out to be antique restoration, and we have seen a diverse array of problems that have required the "Magic Touch". We are however , at present dealing with probably the most extensive restoration that we have ever tackled. This i...

November 8, 2018

After a long break due to the amount of restoration work that we have been doing I can now find time to catch up with the web site now that the long winter evenings limit the time we can spend in the workshop. Apart from client's restorations and repairs we have also b...

August 21, 2018

Due to us closing our pitch at Petticoat Lane Emporium we are excited to announce a vast increase in stock at our Garlinge shop. We have something for all tastes from specialist reference books to newly re upholstered furniture and period lighting, with a boost to our...

August 14, 2018

We today have repaired a small gate leg table that has suffered a common problem. Due to the weight of the drop leaf on each side of these tables a lot of strain is placed on the attachment point of the hinge, often using very short screws on a thin panel of wood. Freq...

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