French Polishing & Furniture Restoration Established 1980

Fine restoration and repolishing of antique and period furniture. Modern furniture repaired and refinished to showroom condition. Based in Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Free local estimates for all domestic, commercial and insurance work

Fine restoration and repolishing of antique and period furniture

Modern furniture repaired and refinished to showroom condition. All types of restoration and repair work including cabinet making and furniture designed and made to order.

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Complete services restoring and re-polishing Antique and Modern Furniture
A full range of wood finishing services
Collection and delivery service


Bring old tired-looking furniture back to life. Compleat restoration and repair service using Traditional skills and methods. Antique and Contemporary Furniture Repairs.
Small repairs can be done at your home or business, all other work is carried out at the workshop in Knebworth.


Traditional Hand-finished French Polishing service. With 38 years of experience working with Antique and contemporary furniture, you can be sure of a high-quality professional service.


Complete Piano casework restoration and repair service. Sympathetic surface restoration and Colour Matching.
Piano mechanism repair and piano tuning can also be organised.

Client Testimonials

Thank you Richard for another excellent piece of work – smaller than the kitchen or staircase but nonetheless our rejuvenated oak tables are much appreciated.

Ashley Croft

Richard undertook some fabulous work for me on my new glass and mahogany staircase, managing to even the tones and graining of the handrail, beading and newel posts. I have had so many compliments about it thanks to Richard’s incredible craftsmanship. I also had restoration work done on a mahogany desk set and sideboard – stripped and restored – as if new. Fantastic!

Claire Sales

True craftsmanship Mr Parsons work exceed our expectations. Thank you for beautify restoring our antique mahogany cabinet.

Miss Inglima

Previous Projects

Before and after photos of work carried out by Richard Parsons

restoration and repair

Rosewood antique Victorian chiffonier-style coal cabinet

Before and after pictures of an ornate Rosewood antique Victorian chiffonier-style coal cabinet, with damage from the sun and water. There was also structural and veneer damage. Fully restored for[…]

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Mahogany chest Restoration

Antique mahogany chest-on-chest

Large antique mahogany chest-on-chest before and after a complete restoration. Restored for a customer in Hertfordshire. Missing fretwork matched and replaced. Missing bracket feet made up and fitted. Stripped and French[…]

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20TH Century Walnut Table

Before and after pictures of sunbleached and water damaged early 20th-century walnut table. The blistered veneer on table top and sides were repaired. The table was fully stripped and neutralised,[…]

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Richard Parsons 27 St Martin’s Road, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6ER H: 01438 812200 M 07946 422151

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