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 Gladwin

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 took a step back from Restoration in 2014 to concentrate   on her Garden Design business Black Isle Garden Design and Charity Flourish, leaving Ian to run the Workshop,


Ian Jessiman

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 at Allangrange Furniture Restoration for over 26 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.  

Kelly Jessiman

Kelly is the newest member of the Allangrange Furniture Restoration team.

With a background in Art, Kelly brought an additional skill set to the team. She studied Traditional Gilding Techniques at West Dean College of Art and Conservation and has a keen interest in all aspects of furniture restoration.

Kelly specialises in Gilding and Rocking Horse restoration, and is continuing to develop her skill set alongside Ian.

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