Bespoke Cabinetwork and Drawings
Most of my commissions were
crafted using the finest woods.
Mahogany varieties included;
Cuban, Brazilian, West African
and San Dominican. Rosewood
from Brazil and India. Satin wood from East Indies and Ceylon. Kingwood, Gaboon Ebony, Madagascar Ebony and
Boxwood for veneers and inlay.
Camphor and South American
Cedar for drawer linings etc.
Always using traditional Cabinet making methods.
Most of my restoration was
carried out using old broken furniture for a source of wood
and veneers. I would go to the
local furniture auctions to bid
on anything useful, occasionally
getting damaged antiques which
I could bring back to use.
Old pianos were a source of Ivory and Ebony from the keys.
Mirrored wardrobe doors I'd make into tilting Cheval glasses.
My clients for Cabinetwork and restoration came from far and wide across the UK and abroad.