Examples of antique furniture restoration work

See examples of antique furniture restoration and the stages we go through to bring wood back to life by clicking on the links below.

Finished restoration of a Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Dining Table (with Perimeter Leaves)

Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Dining Table 

This is a very fine example of an early/mid Victorian (circa 1840) mahogany pedestal dining table with eight curved perimeter leaves. When we arrived to inspect the items, we saw that the leaves had not been in use for many years and were a different colour and sheen to the table top. The table top itself had numerous surface scratches and was incredibly dull and covered in a sticky film from years of wear and tear. We were able to skillfully restore this wonderful dining table and chairs - and all of the architectural wood in the entire room, too.

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Finished antique restoration of a 17th Century Oak Press Cupboard by Bayleys Furniture Restoration, East Devon, near Exeter17th Century Oak Press Cupboard 

This example of a magnificent circa 1640 oak press cupboard was in a terrible state when we collected it from the owner. Dramatically altered in keeping with later fashions, it was also covered in straw and bird droppings having been neglected in a barn over 40 years. The stages we went through demonstrate the great skill and complexity of the work carried out by us. The final result: a new lease of life worthy of its heritage enabling the cupboard to be valued and cherished for generations to come.

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Antique restoration of a Victorian Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase by Bayleys Furniture Restoration, East Devon, near ExeterVictorian Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase

This classic Victorian breakfront bookcase (circa 1880) is one of the most sought after bookcases for a formal room. It had been purchased at auction, having been rather neglected in a local university for many years, and arrived at our workshop in a dismantled and disheveled state. The case study here shows how we restored and reassembled the bookcase, bringing it back to a usable condition fit to reclaim its right to be a room's centerpiece.

Click here to read how we breathed new life into this bookcase

There is also a short film at the end showing the bookcase's reassembly. (Coming soon)


Bayleys Furnisture Restoration Ltd is registered in England & Wales with Company No.7464446                             Registered office: Woodbury House, Green Lane, Exton, Exeter EX3 0PW