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I would like to introduce myself, my name is Peter Thomson and I am the lead tutor of our fine antique furniture restoration courses. In 1970 my parents opened workshops committed to restoring fine antique furniture to the highest level of excellence. This is where I served my apprenticeship prior to completing my training at West Dean College over 40 years ago, where I received a B.A.D.A diploma in the conservation and restoration of fine antique furniture. This superb training sparked off a great love for antique furniture that culminated in the privilege of being asked to restore some of the finest antique furniture in the world and in 1980 to teach restoration techniques in the USA and later in the UK. Previous clients include The National Trust, Sotheby’s, the Jordanian royal family, museums, private collectors and antique dealers in Britain and America. I consider it a privilege to channel all I and my fellow tutors have learned over many years into our small high quality courses, specialising in one to one personal tuition.

OUR FURNITURE RESTORATION COURSES

OUR LONG PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA COURSES

Furniture repair
Planing wood

The Eight Week Diploma Course in the Development of Hand Tool Skills

(This course is designed to develop your hand tool skills to the level required to restore fine antique furniture). [course 02]

OUR SHORT COURSES - WEEK & WEEKEND

Furniture restoring

The One Week Beginners Course in Antique Furniture Restoration

(Including an extra two week home study section). [course 03]

Repairing furniture

The Weekend Beginners Course in Antique Furniture Restoration

(Including an extra one week home study section). [course 04]

French polishing antique table

The Weekend Beginners Course in French Polishing Antique Furniture & Joinery

(Including an extra one week home study section). [course 05]

French polishing cabinet

The One Week Beginners Course in Refinishing (French Polishing) Antique Furniture & Joinery

(Including an extra one week home study section). [course 06]

Furniture provinance

The Residential Weekend Antique Furniture Recognition Course

Recognising the age and originality of antique furniture (including an extra one week home study course section). Accommodation provided at Exeter University. [course 07]

Recognising furniture repair

The Weekend Antique Furniture Recognition Course

Recognising the age and originality of antique furniture (including an extra one week home study course section). [course 08]

OUR ANTIQUE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION SERVICE

Antique table repair
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