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 furniture repair, restoration and conservation, Cambridge U.K. Andrew and Mark Hoskins have been restoring antique furniture and collectors items from their Cambridge workshop since 2002. Many consider us to be the best in the area and we are delighted to be highly recommended by respected antiques dealers and auction houses. Much of our work is woodwork based: all manner of woodwork / cabinet making repairs; carving and gilding; turning; veneer, inlay and marquetry; traditional oil, wax and french polishing. We offer other essential repair, restoration and conservation services in-house: rush seating; cane seating; desk leathers; some metal repair and conservation; some upholstery. Take a look at our restoration page for more information and lots of great photos showing off our work.

News

The workshop is busy as ever with a wide variety of jobs. Andrew has just completed a large set of Arts & Crafts oak bureaus form one of Cambridge Unversity’s famous colleges.

Mark has been occupied repairing and replacing broken cane seats including a super fine weave for the back of an early 18th century walnut high-backed dining chair. He’s also hand coloured, fitted and embossed a new desk leather for a large oak pedestal desk from one of the University’s fabulous libraries – such a collection of antique leather bound books, some as big as paving slabs. The library requested an antique red/brown, to fit in with many of the books’ spines, and blind embossing (not gold). The finished desk looks really superb.

Another highlight has been restoring a grand and commodious eighteenth century Windsor chair that had suffered the indignity of having it’s feet amputated. The legs had been sawn off and were two and a half inches too short. It was very rewarding to fit up new feet: classic cabriole pad feet were required for the front and turned stick chair leg extensions for the back. They all coloured up a treat, and you really can’t see that they are replacements. They’re certainly hiding this unfortunate chair’s turbulent history.

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