VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE MY NEW SHOWROOM HAS NOW OPENED
The period inspired setting is an ideal environment to view a fantastic collection of Fine 18th & 19th C antique furniture for sale.
The new showroom is excellently located directly opposite the workshops where I have been based for over 15 years.
RESTORATION OF FINE ANTIQUE FURNITURE
I have been involved in the restoration of fine antique furniture since my early teens being brought up within a century old family of old fashioned makers and traditional hand French polishers.
I am able to offer many specialities in restoration such as,
Traditional hand & wax polishing
Replacement of leather desk top linings
Replacement of missing brass fittings
Replacement of baize linings
Hand veneering & inlay
Brass inlay & Boulle work
Pleated silk door panels
Metal repairs & key cutting
Gilding & gesso repairs
I also have a very good clock restorer who can repair and service
both longcase & bracket clock movements.
Please take time to visit http://www.rosss.com/ to discover the many delights coming up for sale including their Irish art sales & other services they have to offer.
Irish furniture from the 18th to early 19th is a real passion of mine and would highly recommend the book written by The Knight Of Glin And James Peill.
I have a particular interest in furniture that can be attributed to and stamped by Gillows of Lancaster and Wilsons of 68 Great Queen Street-London & Robert Strahan of Dublin & am always researching and attempting to find undescovered pieces.
I also am studying further the many items of I've restored made by makers such as Gillingtons,
Mack & Gibton, Robert Strahan, William Moore, Trotters of and frames made by Francis & John Booker.
I also have a great interest in early 18th c walnut furniture and have had the pleasure to work on some fantastic rare items.
I have been based in my current workshops In Belfast, Nothern Ireland since 1999.
During this time I have gathered up vast stores of period timber and along with period brassware which are essential when restoring fine antique furniture
I have also built up a huge library of research material to draw on if required to ensure any work carried out is as authentic as possible to original design.
My clients include some of the finest antiques dealers both in the UK and Ireland,
I am very proud to have recently restored important items for both the Irish Football Association and The Royal CoDown Golf Club.
I strongly believe in the importance of preserving origonality, but any restoration or more importantly conservation will be skillfully and sypatheticaly done to the highest standards using only the finest hand & traditional materials.
I have recently enjoyed a visit to Dumfries House Where it is described as having the most important collection of Chippendale furniture in the world.