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Dovetail Restoration is a long established antique furniture restoration business based in Oxfordshire. A full range of structural, polishing and decorative restoration services is available as well as replacement of or repairs to metal fittings.  Re- upholstery can be arranged also.

I am a qualified conservator- restorer and employ traditional techniques and sympathetic materials. I adhere to a code of ethics as used by museums and galleries based upon the approach of minimum intervention with maximum retention of original material and polished finishes rather than wholesale replacement just because it might be ‘easier’.  This ensures that the authenticity, character and patina remain intact and the objects value is protected as much as possible. Of course there may be some instances when things just can not be saved.

Country Chairmen is our brand name for our traditional hand woven seating services using Rush, Cane, Seagrass, and Danish cord.

Please feel free to telephone or email me with your requirements or make an appointment to visit and discuss your needs.  It is more cost effective if you can bring in small items though larger pieces can be collected and delivered at extra cost.

Robert Askham