Restoration Project News

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...

July 30, 2018

Well it has been a busy time in our workshop, in fact busier than the shop. We have been restoring a vast array of furniture for customers, which came to us in a very sorry state, and I am pleased to report that once finished met with joy and astonishment at how good t...

June 27, 2018

We often find little gems at the auction room and this was no exception. This delightful chair dates back to around the time of George lV and is now in beautiful condition. To be fair it came to us structurally sound but with a horrid 1970's pattern fabric on the seat...

June 19, 2018

When it comes to performing restoration work for our customers, we always try to give that little extra. Such was the case this week when a very nice couple came into the shop with a little Edwardian table that they had purchased from a local Antique Fair. They asked i...

May 31, 2018

As we have said before we do like to restore furniture using traditional methods and where possible, materials. Recently we purchased a beautiful dressing stool. Initially I believed it to be around George IV / William IV, however further investigation would suggest th...

April 28, 2018

As well as selling quality antiques at our shop in Garlinge, we also have a range of soft furnishings for your home, to compliment that piece of furniture that you bought. These cushions and table runners are made by Linda under her "Foxy" brand name, using quality mat...

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