Andrew & Mark Hoskins

Expert antique furniture repair / restoration & antiques for sale.Learn More

Restoration & Conservation

We provide a comprehensive range of antique restoration in Cambridge.Learn More

Showroom

View our selection of fine antiques for sale in our Cambridge showroom.Learn More

Antique restoration and selling antiques in Cambridge U.K. We offer a wide range of furniture repair, restoration and conservation services from our workshop.

Having all the necessary skills and expertise to carry out a full range of restoration and conservation projects “in house”, we are pleased to be the first choice of respected antiques experts, auction houses and some of Cambridge University’s most venerable colleges.

All woodwork repairs, not least turning, carving, gilding, traditional wax and oil polishing, shellac and french polishing, seat weaving (rush seating and cane seating) inlay and marquetry, upholstery, desk leather lining, and metalware repairs are carried out by our own skilled hands.

We have many years experience working on furniture and musical instruments from the renaissance through to the most contemporary designs and our work has been exhibited at some of the worlds finest art and antiques shows. Have a look at our restoration page for more information. 

Our showroom page features photos and information of pieces we have for sale, all restored to the very highest standards and ready to go. We also have the details of some pieces that have passed through our hands, and illustrate our philosophy that anything we offer for sale must be so special we really want to keep it for ourselves!

News

With winter approaching it’s time to look back over a busy few weeks. We’ve enjoyed a steady flow of classic antiques passing through the workshop, from private clients and the Cambridge Colleges, getting things ready for the new academic year. There have been some very good chests-of-drawers, from early 18th century walnut to grand George III bow front and serpentine mahogany examples; 18th and 19th century chairs with broken legs, wobbly joints, seats to weave; Georgian occasional tables to be smartened up; a succession of finely veneered Davenport desks in need of major renovation, including refitting insides, replacing missing drawers and worn out leather writing surfaces; 17th century oak chests falling apart to be brought back together and wax polished… Variety is the spice of life.

Youtube films

Lookout for Andrew’s new Youtube demonstration of the saddle stitch, repairing a pair of vintage Charlotte Perriand Les Arcs chairs. Click on the Youtube link at the bottom of this page under “Get Social” or find them on our YouTube page: AandM Hoskins – YouTube

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What Client’s Say

 

For many years Andrew and Mark have helped me to identify antiques in sale rooms that are good value and genuine and then repaired them as necessary to a very high standard indeed. I have always been delighted with their excellent advice and workmanship. They have also made some wonderful reproduction pieces that have been very much admired by my friends. I am delighted to commend them unreservedly.
Roger Dalzell, Cambridge
I am keen to recommend Andrew & Mark. In my experience good restorers are thin on the ground. Andrew & Mark understand how antique furniture was made and have a sympathy and talent to restore it.
Jess Applin, Applin Antiques
Having acquired a George III desk by Gillows in need of major restoration, I was recommended Mark and Andrew to bring it back to life. They did a first rate job worthy of the Gillows workshops.
Mark Bagnall, Geneva
If restoration workshops were garages Andrew and Mark’s would be for Formula 1.
OCFP, Oxfordshire
We first met Andrew and Mark in 2003 and have come to know their work well. They have undertaken a diverse range of projects for us including antique repairs, design and manufacture of original work, and help in finding antiques.

They seem to know instinctively what is required. We confidently leave each item in their hands and have always been delighted by the sympathetic and very professional results. It has always been a pleasure to do business with them and we look forward to the next time.

Pat and David Billington, Lancashire
I first came across Andrew and Mark in London a few years before they opened their own workshop. They’ve been of great help to me building and maintaining my antique furniture collection. I have the highest regard for their craftsmanship, integrity and honest judgement.

W.H, London