Fine antique furniture restoration in Cambridge, U.K. As experts in antique furniture restoration / conservation we offer a wide range of furniture repair and restoration skills at our workshop in Cambridge. We restore all manner of woodwork, utilising our skills in cabinet making, turning, inlay and marquetry, carving and gilding, seat weaving (rush and cane), restoration of damaged surfaces (traditional wax, oil and shellac polishes, french polishing), some upholstery and metalwork repairs. 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 along with a selection items already sold. Our replicas page shows examples of some projects we have built from scratch, including making an 8th chair to augment a set of 7, and copies of outstanding examples of furniture.
The summer has been somewhat manic, with further export deadlines to meet around the world. Going to Canada, dining chairs for repair and re-upholstery in hand-coloured leather, and rush seats to weave. To the Far East, furniture to be restored for shipping to Singapore, and some impressive dragon and phoenix designs carved for a bespoke Steinway grand piano destined for China.
These have fitted around our more local work for private and trade customers, and several of Cambridge University’s famous colleges.
We are now well underway with a highly enjoyable project restoring the choir stalls and panelling at one of Cambridge’s oldest and most unique college chapels. Razor sharp chisels required for replacing missing and damaged carvings and tracery, and lots of elbow grease to revive the polished woodwork.
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
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