Antique furniture restorer Simon Lorkin is very pleased to announce that in 2021 he will be celebrating 30 years running his own antique restoration and French polishing business, having established his business in Shere in Surrey in 1991 (before relocating to Normandy in Northern France in 2004).
With over 30 years experience in antique furniture restoration, conservation and French Polishing, Simon Lorkin offers his professional and friendly services to both private and business clients in Surrey, Sussex, London and all over the South East of England.
Antique Furniture Restoration Services
Antique Restoration Services
Restoration can be carried out on all types of period furniture. Restoration methods are traditional and are always in-keeping with the item, using over 30 years of experience in both restoration and conservation methods.
Expertise & History
“I realised early on that my dyslexia meant that I was never destined for a desk job and found my passion during the only lesson that I really enjoyed at school – woodwork”. So I trained at the London College of Furniture…
Before & After Photos
Discover before and after photos for a variety of antique restoration projects, showing the difference between the item’s arrival in the workshop and when the restoration is complete, ready to take pride of place in the home.
How do I receive a quote ?
Please get in touch either by phone or email with details of your item of furniture and what you would like to have done. If possible please send me some photos (via email, mobile or wetransfer.com) particularly of the most damaged areas. Please provide as much information as possible, the age and size of your item.
I come to England periodically for a few days at a time, visiting clients to return their lovingly restored items and to look at new items to give an estimate, free of charge. Apart from on-site work such as oak panelling renovation, all work is carried out in my Normandy workshop, and all items are al fully insured during transit and whilst in the workshop
Classic Car Restoration
Are you a classic car owner or restoration garage ?
Throughout my career as an antique furniture restorer I have also restored dashboards and wooden interior trim for classic cars, using my traditional re-veneering skills for many different shaped items found in classic cars, many with rounded edges and curves. If you would like to find out more about the services I provide to bring out the beauty of old classic cars, whilst retaining their age and character please have a look at my website dedicated to classic and vintage car restoration.