I have moved to the South West and have been running my restoration business down here for 7 years. My skilled work helps to conserve furniture, bringing out the natural beauty of the pieces, and prevents high restoration/ replacement costs.
I am both passionate and highly knowledgeable about furniture, having grown up and worked in this business all my life. I specialise in the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of furniture and wooden surfaces, from rare and fine antiques to modern day, contemporary pieces. I use a combination of 18th century techniques based on traditional English workmanship and cabinet making, as well as working with new materials and finishes (e.g. for modern surfaces).
I, therefore, offer a personal service that is unique. I am prepared to come to you personally and work in situ, with the least possible disruption to yourself, and feed your furniture, remove watermarks, surface scratches (e.g. legs of chairs and dining room tables especially), fix loose veneers, and bring the furniture back to its former glory and a Fine Wax Polish. With 29 years’ experience dealing and working with antiques and collectors alike, I bring the most careful attention to detail and customers’ needs, as well as a keen eye for interior design which comes as second nature.
Private Houses Conservation, Restoration, and Maintenance Programs:
Current clients include private houses and collections in London, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, and abroad.
Luxury Country House Hotel Maintenance Programs:
Amongst my clients are The Nare, The Luxury Family Hotels Group, Hotel Endsleigh, The Horn of Plenty, The Thurlestone Hotel & The Dart Marina Hotel and Spa
Should you be interested in my services, may I respectfully suggest you drop me a line here. Equally, I am very happy to discuss your furniture maintenance requirements by phone.
"Nicholas Hill has completely restored 2 pieces of furniture which were badly in need of attention.
He did a fantastic job, recommend him highly and looking forward to Nicholas returning for round 2.
Thank you so much."
Mrs F Marshall, London 19th June 2020
A Personal Service
"Nicholas Hill has restored some of our beloved furniture to its former glory. We are delighted with the results.
Thank you so much."
Mrs C Fiennes, Dorset 12th June 2020
The Nare is an exclusive, privately owned 37 bedroom country house hotel, traditionally managed, yet with proprietorial presence and charm. It is considered to be the most comfortable hotel in Cornwall, with the highest standards of traditional hospitality and the personal touches that make for an exceedingly comfortable stay all year round.
Hotel Endsleigh is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge.
18th century techniques based on traditional English workmanship and cabinet making are the root, whilst combining the benefits of durable and ecological new materials
I offer an individually tailored service. I am prepared to come to you personally, with the least possible disruption to yourselves and feed your furniture, remove watermarks, surface scratches (ie: legs of chairs and dining room tables especially). Fix loose veneers, dried and loose joints, bring the furniture back to a good colour and Fine Wax Finish. Should your furniture need more extensive work, I am happy to take it to the workshop.
"Nicholas Hill came and restored a badly damaged but modern wine table. He has done an excellent job (it looks like new), so much so, that I am going to have him back to restore some items of antique furniture."