ANTIQUE RESTORATION

At Aubert Furniture we are renowned for our high level of restoration work of antique and fine furniture. Our furniture restoration service covers all areas of Sydney and we can arrange pickup and delivery Sydney wide.

Our services range from detailed repair work and conservation to complete restoration services including traditional French polishing and upholstery work.

  • All types of antique repair work.
  • Insurance claim damage.
  • Antique conservation services.
  • Full antique restoration services.
  • Traditional French polishing.
  • Traditional upholstery service.
  • Complex chair repair work + fabric.

Predominately, most of the restoration work we do is for the general public and involves restoring or repairing genuine antique or vintage pieces.

Restoration 19th-century Biedermeier secretaire

FREE QUOTATIONS and advice are available by sending photos to greg@aubertfurniture.com.au

Alternatively, you can send photos via your phone to Greg Aubert on 0419 212 632

For all other enquiries phone (02) 9294 8892

Just some of our recent projects...

Late Victorian Cutler & Son Roll Top Desk

We recently completed restoration of this fantastic original late Victorian Cutler & Son roll top desk for Kate from Roseville. It had previously been restored about 30 years ago but was in real need of some TLC when we received it. Traditionally hand polished back to its former glory.

Rosewood Table With Faceted Bulbous Column c1840

We recently restored this amazing Victorian rosewood table for Susie from Bowral. The table was fully restored & traditionally French polished. Grandeur Victorian style table boasting faceted bulbous column with stylised floral collar above a circular platform and raise on three paw feet. Circa 1840

Conservation & repair Work to Australian cedar heritage breakfront bookcase c1850

Originally made by the famous cabinetmaker Andrew Lenehan in 1850 for Australia's first Arch Bishop John Bede Polding. This bookcase is of significant Australian historical value.
Australian heritage furniture conservation work by Aubert Furniture.

Conservation restoration of Dutch Colonial chest circa 1780

We just finished conservation work on this exquisite chest and our customer was over the moon when he picked it up today. We used special traditional conservation methods to clean, revive and restore the piece back to it's former glory.

Conservation restoration late-Victorian Tasmanian blackwood billiards scoring cabinet

We are told there was only ever 20 made by Alcock & Co Melbourne. Extensive repair work was required to replace half of the little coloured timber buttons which were missing as well as repairing many breaks, cracks and damage around the cabinet. The original finish was in fair condition and required traditional conservation techniques to restore the cabinet back to its former glory. The original finish, colour and patina was retained in the restoration process.

Restoration 19th century Biedermeier secretaire

This fantastic secretaire was in really bad shape when we received it. The top was buckled, broken and warped. The heavy large door at the front was weight-controlled by a large internal lead weight which was broken and required major repair work to get working correctly again. The internal frame structure was broken and the piece required multiple veneer repairs to missing and broken sections of mahogany veneer. All drawers, runners and legs also required repair work. The easy part was French polishing the piece back to its former glory.

Australian Edwardian Kauri Dressing Table c1905

Restoration of Australian Edwardian wing mirror dressing table c1905, for Wynette from Narrabeen. Restoration involved washing back the finish, touching up all the marks and faded areas and traditionally hand polishing to retore. Drawer repairs and mirror frame repairs were also carried out.

 

Repair Collapsed Mahogany Extension Table c1860

John from Epping was very concerned when his beloved 1860s mahogany extension table started collapsing in the centre. We discovered the table extension rails had become twisted over time and there were several breaks and cracks. After extensive repair work and rebuilding sections of the rails, we returned the extension table back to John in perfect working order. John was extremely happy with our work.

Australian Queensland maple extension table c1920

We just restored this beautiful Queensland maple extension table for Ingrid from Cheltenham. Ingrid was over the moon at how well the table was restored when we delivered it back to her house. The table required full restoration and detailed repair work to the top because all the old joints had come apart. We dismantled and rebuilt the whole extension system and top as part of the restoration. The table top had been poorly restored and stained many years ago but luckily some sections of the legs still retained the original colour polish, so we were able to replicate the original colour of the table top  and traditionally hand polish the table back to its former glory.

Victorian Rosewood Chest of Drawers c1870

This Victorian rosewood chest of drawers looked worse for wear when our client dropped it off. All the drawers were running poorly, missing sections of rosewood veneer all over it and broken plinth molding. It was also missing several sections of cock beading and most of the knobs required repair work as well. Once all the repairs were complete we traditionally French polished the chest back its former glory. Our client was very happy that all the drawers were working normally again.

William IV Mahogany Sofa Table c1830

Recent conservation and repair work to this beautiful 1830s William IV mahogany sofa table for Ann from Warrawee in Sydney. Ann was extremely pleased with our work on this piece and we just received a very nice thank you letter from her. For us, this was just a little job, under a days work, but we are thrilled that Ann appreciated our work on this project. It meant a lot to her and this makes us happy 🙂

Australian Cedar Chest of Drawers circa 1870.

It's amazing the difference it can make having drawers that work and look perfect. When Sue brought in her beautiful cedar chest of drawers for repair most of the drawers were jammed, broken and worn right out. The runners, guides and drawer stops were also worn out and not in square alignment. Conservation work to conserve the original finish and patina required only cleaning and waxing to restore. Sue was ecstatic to finally see her beautiful chest of drawers back to its former glory with all drawers running perfectly. No more grinding and scraping.

Restoration Italian travelers trunk c1900

The original lining was deteriorated but the customers Great Grandfathers signature was still visible. The signature is now beautifully feature inside the trunk and behind it is a special air-flow panel designed to prevent condensation affecting the frail signature. The hessian covering the trunk was also deteriorated and required replacing and re-painting. I also re-lined the interior of the trunk by hand using an antique style canvas. 

Conservation restoration and repair Victorian Balloon back chairs c1870

Repair all loose, cracked and broken joints. Repair and reglue loose crest rails. Clean finish and wax and buff to restore while retaining the original finish.

Conservation of English George III Bureau. Circa 1760

Repair work to broken sections, drawers and the internal structure. Clean, wax and buff to conserve the finish and patina.
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