BAFRA Accredited



Welcome to Craven Conservation, we specialise in the conservation and restoration of antique furniture and decorative arts.  This includes all aspects including structural work, surface finishing and upholstery. 

We also complete bespoke making projects and longer term conservation projects. From small repairs to large conservation projects, we run a friendly professional service and look forward to hearing from you.


What do we do?

  • We offer solutions to your conservation & restoration needs
  • Deliver traditional craftsmanship combined with modern conservation standards and techniques
  • Operate professionally and ethically
  • Project manage longer term projects or complete one off small repairs
  • Work on projects of all sizes and consult with our clients to deliver first class service

Who do we work for?

  • Private clients, please contact us
  • Historic houses and institutions
  • We support and collaborate with other conservation projects, for example, building & architectural
  • Basically anyone who needs professional skills from the upholstery of a drop-in seat, the repair of a loose chair frame to a large scale on-site conservation project

Examples of services we offer

  • Cabinet making, structural repairs and all general restoration
  • Surface finishing and marquetry
  • Traditional upholstery and cane seats
  • Gilding and picture frame conservation
  • Workshop and on-site collections care support
  • One off projects, longer term projects or regular visits to maintain a collection

Please view a selection of our projects