Restoration & Conservation of fine Antique Furniture
Paul has gained great expertise and skill in cabinet making, polishing, gilding and paint finishes over the 33 years he has spent in the business. “It is important to have an understanding of the historical and social context of the piece to be able to assess the condition. I can then decide on the correct method for the conservation or restoration.”
After completing a four year traditional apprenticeship in 1985 at a prestigious London restoration company, Paul Davis set up and ran a successful workshop in the city of London. In 1989 he moved to the countryside and now offers his skills from his workshop in Lingen, Herefordshire. Paul has served the antiques trade, private collectors and interior designers for over thirty years and has a reputation for fine and sensitive restoration.
Paul’s passion for woodwork started when, as a son of a soldier based in Hong Kong, he used to watch the craftsmen in Kowloon making violins and guitars. “I loved the noisy chatter of the workshops, combined with the smell of the wood and lacquer coming from all of the instruments hanging from the ceiling” He later attended The Sacred Heart College in Droitwich where he spent many years admiring the splendid arts and crafts carvings and mosaics of Gabriel Pippet in the church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine of Alexandria.
I recommend him whenever possible"
on the sideboard and drum table."