Antique Furniture Restoration.
Using only traditional methods and skills Jeff Howlett and his son Anton are specialists in the restoration of antique furniture. Whether you have a valuable antique or a piece of purely sentimental value all pieces are treated with the same skill and attention to detail.
Jeff and Anton are always happy to discuss and advise on a piece of furniture, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Jeff Howlett trained at West Dean College,Sussex, England (www.westdean.org.uk) graduating with a Distinction in 1990. Jeff and his wife Michelle ran a successful restoration company in Hungerford, Berkshire employing up to seven craftsmen until 2003 when they moved to Spain
During his career in England he has worked on many important and prestigious pieces for dealers, collectors and museums. He has demonstrated restoration techniques at Olympia antiques fairs, woodworker shows and The Geffrye Museum in London.
For 4 years Jeff served on the executive committee of BAFRA.
"The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association" (www.bafra.org.uk)
What is BAFRA ?
The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association
'BAFRA was founded in the year 2000. Founded by a group of students at West Dean College, West Sussex, England. The Association has grown to become the recognised authority on the Conservation and Restoration of Furniture, not only in Britain, but in other parts of the world.
BAFRA accepts only the most competant and practised artist craftsmen. The Full Members are accredited by the Association for which they must pass a very searching and comprehensive examination, proving their competence and expertise in a wide range of furniture related skills.