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; 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.
Antiques for sale in Cambridge U.K. With so few fine antique shops remaining in the area we now offer a small and carefully chosen selection of antique furniture and collectors items for sale in our online showroom. We try to chose pieces with something special about them which sets them apart from the run-of-the-mill stock of the antiques trade: an uncommon design; exceptional wood; unusual and pleasing proportions. Above all it has to be so nice we really want to keep it ourselves! See our showroom page for our current stock and examples of pieces already sold.
Phase 2 of a major project restoring the oak choir stalls and panelling in Cambridge University’s oldest chapel well underway. We’re delighted to be repairing and replacing the missing and damaged carvings. It’s one of those jobs that gives a tangible link with the woodworkers of the past who originally made and fitted this impressive work.
A set of 32 Arts and Crafts oak dining chairs from the same college are also coming through the workshop for repair and reupholstery. We have some very high quality British leather for the seats – it smells fantastic.
From one of the other colleges, we are starting restoration work on the furniture in the Master’s Lodge. It is a beautiful building, with well appointed rooms, many of which enjoy sensational views across the gardens to the river and it’s glorious bridges.
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