Plan Chest Restoration

We’ve recently finished this plan chest restoration from the estate office on a large estate. The chest was in such a poor state that we had to dismantle it in situe before taking it to the workshop. Having rebuilt the carcass we cleaned the surface and applied a traditional oil finish followed by a good wax polish. Definitely a transformation!!

Beautiful Aspray coromandel box

We have just finished the restoration of this stunning Aspray coromandel box. It came into the workshop in a poor state missing the original interior. After careful research we remade the interior, complete with drawers and compartments lined with silk and velvet. The drawer fronts were verneered with coromandel and small brass handles were made to match the original handles on the sides of the box. A lovely project to work on!

Bringing a chair back to life…..

Having been stored in a garage for many years, this chair needed some attention. All the joints were loose or broken and the original finish was in a poor state. We took the whole frame apart and repaired the broken joints before gluing it back together. Finally re revived the finish and now it’s ready for re-caning.

Flood damaged furniture

We have just finished the restoration of various items of flood damaged furniture including part of a set of twelve chairs. The photos show the extent of the damage on some of the chairs, with warped and missing veneer and mouldings. There was a great sense of achievement getting the items back to there former glory.


Desktop leather

Here are some photos showing an empire desk with a replacement desktop leather that we fitted. The desk was bought with the original leather missing. We supplied and fitted this hand died leather which completed the restoration.

Mahogany card table restoration

This week we have completed this lovely mahogany card table. There were splits in the top and missing pieces of veneer. Once restored we revived the original polish on the frame and legs and re-finished the top.

Restoration video compilation

After five years of being in business we have a fantastic selection of before and after photos, showing the type of work that we do. From tables to chairs, mirrors to clocks we’ve done them all so do have a look at our short compilation clip!

Beautiful Mahogany Bookcase

Finely restored antique mahogany bureau bookcase Bureau of restored mahogany bookcase

We have just completed the restoration of this beautiful bureau bookcase, which was in a poor state of repair before we started. The carcass had splits and missing veneer and we had to make new fretwork for the inside of the bureau. Finally the whole piece was revived and re-finished to achieve the result in the photos.

LAPADA membership

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We are delighted to announce that as well as being members of the British Antique Furniture Restorer’s Association, Heartwood Restoration is now an approved service provider member of the London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association. We look forward to welcoming new clients and fellow members of LAPADA in the future.

Ornate ebony table with gilt mounts – restoration

Just completed the restoration of this lovely ebony table, needed the original leather restored, missing brass inlay replaced and  mounts cleaned.  A lovely piece to work on and another satisfied client.