Coromandel jewellery box with embroidery lined interior.

We have just finished restoring this wonderful coromandel jewellery box, with a stunning interior.  The outside required some restoration and re-polishing and the original partitions and tray were missing from the interior.  But what really sets the box apart are the wonderful embroidered compartments.  Designed by the client (who as well as being a jockey, loves skiing), once supplied the embroidery was carefully fitted to each section. The result is a truly personal and visually stunning box.

Heartwood Antiques open for business

Heartwood antiques is now open for business! We aim to offer superb quality antique boxes and furniture. Specialising in coromandel jewellery and writing boxes. Offering a small selection of quality items, we currently have a lovely ‘plumb pudding’ mahogany card table. Presented in excellent condition with a gorgeous veneer and colour.

Heartwood antiques is run alongside Heartwood Restoration by Martin Burgoyne who has over 20 years’ experience restoring antique furniture. He is an accredited member of the British Antique Furniture Restorer’s Association and a LAPADA Approved Service Provider. Please feel free to contact Martin either in connection with antique sales or restoration, his contact details are as follows: 01488 639339. Click on the link below for the Heartwood Antiques website:

Visit the website for more details on this lovely card table.

Stunning French Commode and Secretaire

We have recently restored these lovely quality French pieces of Furniture. Both apparently exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1855. There were extensive areas of loose and missing veneer and once repaired we revived the original finish and the results can be seen in the photos below.

Antique Scientific Instruments

Antique scientific instruments were often made of wood or came in protective wooden boxes. We have recently restored these two gems including a lovely small telescope housed within a mahogany box. It makes a change to work on something different for a while!

Sitting pretty

So pleased the way these chairs have turned out. They required a full restoration as well as being re-upholstered. Some of the carving was damaged particularly on the top rails and some of the joints were loose. The woodwork was re-finished using traditional shellac polish. All in all a great project to work on!

Post Lockdown

Like many small businesses we are carefully emerging from the Coronavirus Lockdown. It has been a difficult few months but we are doing the best we can to stay safe and keep our customers safe. Slowly the workshop is filling up again and we look forward to welcoming old and new clients alike.

Rosewood writing box

We have just finished restoring this lovely rosewood writing box. Some stringline decoration was missing and the leather inside had to be replaced. Having been re-polished, it is now back to its former glory ready for display!

Highly skilled Restoration service

This is what we do best…. The client had one drawer stolen as part of a robbery and we were asked to make a replacement for this unique dressing table (part shown). Not only did we have to match the veneer but also the colour. We’re very happy with the result – just got to make a replacement leather pull and it’s done!

Mahogany card table restoration

Just in time for Christmas we finished this beautiful ‘plum pudding’ card table. The original polish was opaque and faded along with a split in the top. Now re-polished it looks stunning with the beauty of the original veneer showing through.

Windsor Chair Restoration

Windsor chair before restoration
Restored windsor chiar

This windsor chiar had been stored in a barn for many years. After being carefully cleaned and colour put back into the tired wood. It was then re-finished with a traditiona oil and finally wax polished. A wonderful transformation!