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Antique Furniture Restoration Chester

We are a friendly family business specialising in Antique Furniture Restoration & Furniture repair and have been based in Chester for over 100 years. We deal in Antique Furniture Restoration, Repairs, and French Polishing.

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We are passionate about restoration

We deal in Antique Furniture Restoration, Furniture Repairs, and French Polishing. We are happy to give estimates and advice with regard to your restoration requirements. We carry out work mostly in Chester, Cheshire and North Wales, but we do also travel further afield.

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Our History

T.N.Richards is a family business going back 6 generations. Originally founded in Stourbridge in the West Midlands in the early 1800′s till we moved to Chester  towards the end of the 19th century and have operated in the city to the present day.

Our Experience

We have over 40 years experience in restoration, our main aim is to repair and restore antique furniture to the highest standard using traditional methods and materials. We try to do our best to achieve these very high standards of restoration with every piece of furniture that comes through our workshop.

Over 40 Years Experience

Some of the things we do for
private customerslocal businessesantique dealersinterior designers

Intricate cabinet work

Marquetry and inlay work

Damaged mouldings

Veneer work and repairs


Brass inlay work

Rebuilding of worn feet

Loose joints and broken tenons

Leather skivers for desktops

Broken glass replacement

Brass ware for furniture

Straightening of warped tops and doors

Our Services

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Furniture Restoration

We restore furniture of all types made from the 17th through to the 20th century. Get in touch for a quote or bring your item to our workshop.

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French polish and Reviving

Quite often it is possible to revive and wax up furniture that is tired and looks distressed, or that is knocked and scuffed.

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Collection, Delivery and Storage

We take great pride in looking after your furniture and it is wrapped in blankets and secured firmly while being transported in our vehicle.

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Estimating and advice

Estimates are given for free locally. We make a small charge for insurance estimates or if you live a distance from Chester. This money is fully refundable if you have the work carried out.

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Water, Fire or Smoke Damage Repair

We have extensive experience in restoring damaged furniture, please get in touch for a quote.

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Working in Situ

Where it is practical and cost effective we will carry out antique furniture repairs, reviving and waxing up or even re-polishing pieces of furniture at a customers home.

Customer Experiences

5 Star rated by our customers. Here is what our customers think about us.

“We have had numerous pieces of antique furniture restored by Mr. Richards. Some pieces are of great sentimental value and have been restored beautifully. We can’t recommend him highly enough for his skill and knowledge. He is friendly and always willing to give advice on the best restoration techniques”

Verified Customer

“David Richards has, over many years, renovated antique furniture for our family, always with care and diligence and we have always been very pleased with the result.”

Verified Customer

“This is to confirm that Mr Richards has done a large number of polishing and repair jobs for me over the years and has given me the fullest satisfaction in all these tasks”

Verified Customer

“I recently asked David to repair a valuable antique walnut chest. His work was excellent and on estimate. His extensive knowledge and sympathetic repair work not only enhanced the piece but also increased my own understanding and appreciation. David is a genuine craftsman and I would not hesitate to use him again”

Verified Customer

Our Portfolio

  • All work
  • Chairs & Seating
  • Chests & Commodes
  • Other Furniture
  • Tables
  • Trunks
  • Work In situ

Table Top Repair and Polish

Modern extending dining table

Modern pine dressing table

Long table restoration

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