Antique Furniture Restoration in Cambridge



Penelope Brittain – BBC Antiques Roadshow and Fine Art Consultant

“…his knowledge of what repairs should be done is very thorough, and his understanding of structure and material is very detailed. Clients I have referred to Andrew have had no cause for complaint, and he is very reliable, friendly and efficient”

Kettle’s Yard Museum – Michael Harrison – Director

“As a university museum with a responsibility to conserve our collections we seek the highest level of expertise in conservation. Andrew has consistently and efficiently been able to provide this service”

St Catherines College, Cambridge – Phil Dean – Clerk of Works

“I hold great regard for his workmanship”

Girton College, Cambridge – Tricia Shuler – Domestic Bursar

“Andrew Matthews has undertaken work for me for seven years. I have always found his workmanship to be of the highest standards and his attention to detail painstaking. His advice, over the years, has been most helpful and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future”

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – Dr Julia Poole – Keeper of Collections

“Thank you for conserving our two pieces of furniture. The chest looks a great deal better & more secure if anyone presses the top”

Trinity College, Cambridge – Adrian Biggs – Deputy Clerk of Works

” Andrew has worked on a wide range of antique furniture for the College over the past eight years. He has been able to advise on the most sympathetic way to restore the pieces; his standard of workmanship is exemplary & on every occasion achieved the standard of restoration agreed ”

Tyndale House Centre For Biblical Study, Cambridge
Dr. David Instone- Brewer – Research Fellow / Technical Officer

“The new shelves were installed quickly & quietly, most important in a working library! The quality was superb, better than the originals they accompany yet they fit & blend in so well with the whole. I would highly recommend Andrew for any future work ”

All Saints’ Church, Landbeach, nr Cambridge
Dr Ray Gambell – Churchwarden

“You can imagine our distress when the angel was accidentally pushed over and damaged some months ago. Fortunately we have been able to have it expertly restored, and even had some of the fingers and toes that have broken off over the years replaced to make the figure complete again. It is fantastic that the lectern is back at the front of the church fully restored. Members are delighted that it has been returned – it really is a treasured piece of work.”