Authentic traditional antique & fine furniture

L'Atelier Studio Antiques - 021 855 1384
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All our work is carried out by hand.
We use only age-old, all natural and reversible products and techniques.

As museum quality restorers our restoration philosophy is one of minimum intervention always respecting the natural patina created by the ageing of antique or fine furniture. The preservation of finishes, revealing the history and ensuring the value of a piece of antique furniture is to us of ultimate importance. In restoration, however, one needs to set out to achieve a balance between conservation, function and aesthetics.

We therefore only use traditional age-old, all natural and reversible products and techniques, ensuring a guaranteed lasting benefit. All our work is carried out by hand. No chemical "strippers" or machines are ever used to remove damaged finishes. No synthetic finishes are ever applied.

Comprehensive reports accompany all work detailing the damage and treatments prescribed, also offering instructions on conservation, handling and cleaning techniques.
  Our work includes:-
  • A free assessment and quotation (In and around Cape Town)
  • Removal by hand of old damaged finishes (no chemical strippers or liquids are used)
  • Construction repairs
  • Veneer repairs
  • Inlay and marquetry repairs
  • Conservation treatment
  • Toning of wood if necessary
  • Pore-filling where necessary
  • Re-finishing / polishing (French or English) with natural oils, waxes and resins in the traditional way
  • On-site restoration is available country-wide
"Passionate in preserving our heritage, we offer a complete range of authentic, traditional, quality antique and fine furniture restoration,
conservation services and treatment products.

L'Atelier Studio Antiques
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