Ian Foxall Quality French Polishing & Antique Restoration
Ian has over 35 years’ experience specialising in the restoration of furniture from early Georgian to Edwardian; he can also sort out those more modern units and often works on-site where items are too precious or too large for transport. He also does French polishing and traditional wax finishing. Ian is a real expert with plenty of good local endorsements.
Locations: Little Bookham, Surrey & surrounding areas including: Cranleigh, Shalford, Bramley, Fetcham, Bookham, Great Bookham, East & West Horsley, Guildford, Leatherhead, Dorking, Reigate, Redhill. Epsom, Esher, Walton on Thames, Weybridge, Chertsey...
Services include: Furniture restoration - from modern to antique, French polishing & traditional wax finishing for all types of wood
Latest Reviews and Feedback
Ian has just done a large extending oak table which was in poor condition and made an excellent job also did a side table to match. He is very thorough and a real expert in this field I would recommend his workmanship.
We own an old house,which was built in 1922, and our downstairs hallway, stairs and landing were decorated in Linocrust/wood panels. Around 25 years ago these areas were repaired by a craftsman whose expertise was in wood graining. We researched our options to repairs these three areas and found Ian Foxall. He has carried out a magnificent restoration of our house and we can highly recommend him and the quality of his work.
We have owned an oak family dining table for 20 years - it has been subject to a lot of day to day usage in that time. I asked Ian if he could do something with it. "Looking like new" is a cliche but that's how Ian left it after 3 days of concentrated stripping,rubbing, varnishing and waxing. Just a fantastic job which far exceeded my expectations of what was possible.
As a high brand furniture design and sales company, we have recently started to engage Ian to visit customer sites to repair and restore faulty and damaged items. Our reputation is built on the finishes that we offer which include vellum, coloured lacquers, hand applied mirror effects, brass and copper furniture frames amongst other things. Ian's specialist skills and professionalism when dealing with our customers have been exemplary and he always tries his best to accommodate us in terms of availability and type of work we're asking him to undertake, despite the circumstances sometimes being quite pressured. The feedback we are receiving from our customers encourages us to continue working with him and utilising more of his skills.