Rod Larwood has a vast knowledge and experience in restoring and conserving fine antique furniture. He is a skilled cabinet maker who trained at The West Dean College, his abilities to repair, restore and conserve fine antique furniture from any period has gained him an enviable reputation.
Rod is especially talented in restoring Tunbridge Ware, veneer repairs in all varieties of timber, Inlaid furniture, marquetry, parquetry and brass inlay.
Rod's grounding as a skilled cabinet maker stands him in good stead for his Bespoke Furniture work, where he is often commissioned to either create a new piece of furniture say from a photograph which is intended to look antique, re-create a matching chair for a set or make additional pieces of furniture to add to an existing set.
Rod's skills don't lie just with this antique furniture work, his ability and skills as an Architectural Interior Polisher are most sort after and has him travelling all over the country from one grand stately home to another, as well as working for several well known National Trust, Heritage and Ecclesiastical properties. He is able to return features such as panelling which has lost its lustre, staircase and other interior features to their former glory. Interior window and door shutters have also been rejuvenated with hinges re-bushed and joints tightened. Rod specialises in Hand Polishing, French Polishing, Ebonising & Traditional Wax Finishes.
Rod's talents and skills have enabled him to be a long-standing member of BAFRA The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association where he is a fully accredited member. BAFRA have a strict governing criteria for entry which requires many years of experience and a depth of knowledge in furniture history. Rod is also listed on the Conservation Register.
Top Picture - Part of a set of dutch marquetry chairs after restoration.
Bottom Picture - A Cylinder Bureau fully restored and completed.