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Ercol Quaker Dining Chairs Restoration.

Set of 4 Ercol Quaker Dining Chairs. Model 365.

Before and after images, taken during restoration. We have a set of four of these lovely vintage Ercol dining chairs. Unfortunately, they had been badly varnished in the past. We have removed the old varnish and restored them to their former beauty, using a clear lacquer as near to the original factory finish as possible. […]

‘Portrait of a Craftsman’ by Photographer of the Year

French polishing workshop. a male stands in front of a work bench, with a cue stand and antique furniture in the background.

We were delighted to welcome the international award-winning photographer Chris Frazer Smith to our workshop recently. Chris has won numerous awards for his photography, including the prestigious Lucie International Photographer of The Year Award, and specialises in portraits and people. In Chris’s own words: ”A close friend of mine went to see how a snooker […]

Antique snooker tables traditionally restored with care & expertise.

Restored full size antique snooker table

Another satisfied customer! We were delighted to receive this feedback n our latest antique snooker table restoration and installation. ”What an honour it has been to do business with you guys. I am absolutely delighted with the table, and the care you have both shown in its restoration and delivery is exceptional.” Click here to […]

Restoration videos: 8ft Oak Billiards Table by Geo. Edwards

Geo Edwards 8ft antique billiards table B746

W’ve taken some videos during the restoration of this lovely 8ft antique oak billiards table. Please see the videos below, or visit our YouTube channel to see even more! Full details of this table are here: https://www.brownsantiques.co.uk/products/8ft-oak-billiards-table-geo-edwards/

9ft Riley antique snooker table restoration

Restored Riley 9ft antique snooker table.

Images showing a Riley 9ft antique snooker table restoration. We have restored and French polished this table.  It will be installed this week and re-covered in a red cloth. (Any black marks are on camera lens, not woodwork!) Pocket nets and leathers with an ‘antiqued finish’. Restored 9ft Riley snooker table.

Antique Rollover snooker dining table

Antique Rollover snooker dining table

Images showing the restoration of an antique rollover snooker dining table. This table is by Gamage’s of London. The woodwork has been carefully stripped, and is being traditionally French polished this week. Rollover tables are a great space saving idea. The playing surface ‘rolls over’ to become a dining table. Two tables for the price […]

Restoration of antique snooker table with barleytwist legs.

Antique Riley snooker dining table with French polished barley twist legs. shown during restoration.

This is an 8ft Riley antique snooker dining table, shown during restoration.  The woodwork has been stripped of the old polish, and the legs are being French polished by hand. We have repaired the dining table leaves, and they will also be French polished. More photos coming soon. View all antique snooker dining tables for […]

9ft antique snooker table restoration

9ft Jelks antique snooker table restoration.

We are restoring this 9ft antique snooker table by Jelks this week. Images showing French polished legs, leg plates and sides / cushions. This table is going to be covered with a silver colour bedcloth. Should look stunning!