At Joseph Aaron Furniture restorers and French polishers, we love wood and especially wooden furniture. Well made furniture deserves to be taken care of no matter what its current value.
We are based in West London covering North West and South West London including Kensington, Chelsea, Chiswick, Fulham and Westminster. We collect and deliver your items or in some cases can carry out work in your home or office.
Some of the main services we provide include:
- Period furniture restoration and conservation
- Modern furniture repair
- Traditional hand French polishing
- Wax finishes
- Modern spray finishes
- Restoration with re-upholstery
- Leather desk covers
- Rush and cane seating
- Decorative finishes
- Sensitive replacement of furniture fitting and brass-wear
- Removal of scratches, water marks and more serious damage
- Veneer repairs
- Chemical stripping
- Woodworm treatment
- Gold leaf gilding
- Quotes for insurance purposes
Styles and colours come in and out of fashion and the value of furniture from various periods and global origins, fluctuates greatly.
Whether you have a valuable piece of antique furniture, a precious piece inherited from a relative or something bought on the spur of the moment from a market, here at Joseph Aaron we will assist you in taking care of that item and sympathetically restoring to its former glory. We understand the causes of weakening and deterioration and can help you to protect your furniture for the future.
Some older items of furniture can be adapted for modern homes because often furniture is too large or too dark in colour. Upholstery fabrics may not compliment your colour schemes. Maybe the surface of a table in regular use, needs to be made more resistant to heat and watermarks. We can help you decide whether or not it is prudent to make these alterations and whether or not it is likely to affect the value.
The patina of a wooden object is a considerable part of its attractive appearance and value so it is important that the surface is not worn away during cleaning or polishing. A high polish will not show off the beauty of the wood as well as a more mellow sheen. It is a matter of personal taste and you can choose between a variety of finishes to your items following repair, cleaning and removal of scratches and surface damage.
There is great skill needed in applying the various finishes and polishes and knowing which are suitable for the individual piece of furniture. Be assured that at Joseph Aaron, our craftsmen are very experienced and dedicated to enhancing the appearance and life of your furniture and artifacts.