We are one of London’s leading antique furniture restorers

Biedermeier chaise longueA J Brett is one of London’s leading antique furniture restorers with considerable experience in restoring all types of English and Continental furniture, particularly 18th and 19th century, Art Deco and Biedermeier.

We have been in business since 1952 and our clients include embassies, auction houses, antique dealers, interior designers as well as many private customers.

Our highly skilled and dedicated craftsmen will restore your antique furniture to its former glory working to the highest standards and using traditional methods and materials.

We not only specialise in the repair and restoration of antique furniture but also repair and restore modern and designer furniture.

We can restore your furniture by using the following techniques:

  • For chests, repairing the frame and moving parts such as drawer runners
  • For chairs, dismantling, repairing and reassembling
  • Re-upholstering sofas, armchairs, chaises, stools and headboards
  • Matching veneers and colours to replace missing sections
  • Reviving colour and finish by French polishing or lacquering
  • Carving and wood turning
  • Renewing cane and rush seating

We also undertake disaster work, such as treating water and fire damage, and cracking caused by central heating. For example, we restored a Queen Anne Secretaire which had suffered both fire and water damage in the fire in Hampton Court Palace in 1986. A J Brett & Co.’s expert restorers will also come to your premises to perform minor repairs and re-polishing where appropriate.

Proper furniture restoration will not only bring out the hidden beauty of your antique furniture (and may increase its value) but it will also lengthen the life of the piece when properly cared for. We can advise you on the best ways to achieve this result.

We believe you will be delighted with the results. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.