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Stephen J Davies

My name is Stephen Davies and I am a self-employed Conservator and Restorer of antique furniture, with a workshop based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

I completed my training with Bruce Luckhurst at The Little Surrenden Workshops in Kent, 2003. I have also trained in the restoration of modern furniture finishes with Konig UK. In addition, I have attended numerous training sessions and seminars.

Whilst carrying out the majority of my projects for private clients, I have also worked for a number of prestigious companies. Discretion is always assured.

Please take a look around my website for more information about my work and capabilities. You can contact me for a no-obligation discussion about your project; workshop and home visits can be arranged.

Recent Projects

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A post-war, two-over-two oak chest of drawers which had suffered terribly at the hands of disrespectful tenants. Of great sentimental family value, the chest top needed to be stripped, bleached, French Polished and waxed.

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An American wall clock which arrived in pieces in a bin liner, having lived in a chicken shed. Now fully restored including newly-crafted marquetry, veneering, artificial ageing and French Polishing.

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Techniques Practiced

  • Cabinet Making
  • Veneering
  • Furniture Repair
  • Oil Gilding
  • Metalwork
  • Leathering
  • Marquetry & Inlay

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  • French Polishing
  • Wax Polishing
  • Oil Finishes
  • Sympathetic Restoration
  • Mark Reduction
  • Traditional Upholstery
  • Caning and Rush Seating

Bespoke Pieces

As a skilled cabinet maker, I am more than happy to discuss the commissioning of new bespoke pieces. Feel free to contact me with your ideas for a no-obligation discussion.


Restoration Examples


Contact Me

Stephen Davies
43 Curtis Avenue
Email: restore@stephenjdavies.biz
Telephone: 01235 200 869
Mobile: 07870 134 826