For 30 years, this family business has been restoring and refinishing wooden and gilded furniture, both new & old.
Spillages, breakages, fires, floods or general wear-and-tear - whatever happens to your furniture, we can help. Get in touch.
JJ initially trained with The Chippendale International School of Furniture in East Lothian. She then worked for Christie's in London, expanding her knowledge of fine art and furniture, before moving on to Titian's - a gilding and furniture restoration studio also based in London - where she honed her skills for carving and for working with gold leaf.
In 1990 JJ moved to the Highlands and set up her own furniture restoration workshop. Five years later, she moved the business to a larger, purpose-built premises on the Black Isle - where Allangrange Furniture Restoration continues to practise - and, as business grew, she took on Ian Jessiman as an apprentice.
JJ has thirty years' experience of working with furniture, both modern and antique.
Ian served as JJ's apprentice just after he left school, having expressed a growing interest in cabinet making and finishing.
He later studied French polishing at The Chippendale International School of Furniture, and has been working with JJ at Allangrange Furniture Restoration for over 17 years.
Ian has seen many delighted customers over the years and finds working with furniture to be immensely satisfying.
His areas of expertise are in French polishing, oil finishing, upholstery and structural repairs.
Alex joined Allangrange Furniture Restoration seven years ago.
As a professional artist and printmaker, Alex brought an additional skill set to the team. She studied Fine Art (Printmaking & Photomedia) at both Norwich School of Art & Design in the UK and at the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, Portugal. Her background in technical printmaking processes and colour-matching - with an emphasis on precision - has facilitated a natural progression into furniture restoration.
Alex is meticulous in her attention to detail. She specialises in gilding, carving and retouching.