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

Furniture repair and restoration, Cambridge U.K. As expert antique furniture restorers / conservators we provide a wide range of furniture repair and restoration skills from our workshop here in Cambridge. Services offered include all manner of woodwork, carving, turning, inlay and marquetry, traditional wax, oil and shellac polishes, french polishing, desk leathers, gilding, rush seats, cane seats and replicas. Take a look at our restoration page for further details. We also have a small, carefully chosen selection of fine antiques for sale. Current stock is displayed on our showroom page.

News

It’s time to look back over the last couple of months since our February bulletin. As ever, we have had a wide variety of jobs through the workshop and some interesting site work at Cambridge University.

The completion of a very fine early nineteenth century desk has been a highlight. It was made of superb quality plum-pudding mahogany with brass mouldings, yards of these were missing. Alongside replacing the mouldings and various structural repairs it required new leather for both it’s top and two slides. We coloured veg-tanned British sheepskin a deep antique green and blind embossed it.

From New Zealand, the restoration of a Maori kumete, made of totara, has introduced us to the fascinating patterns of poupou carving.

Seat weaving is in demand too. Andrew has done some very nice rush seats using our preferred locally grown rushes. One of these was delivered to a customer in the Lake District. Further on up the country to the Isle of Skye we provided some lovely Scottish ladles to the fabulous Coruisk House on the Elgol peninsular.

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