Welcome to our website. We sell quality antiques and provide a first class furniture restoration service. Offering free friendly and helpful advice, sharing our knowledge and love for antiques, in particular furniture – “Preserving our heritage is essential to understanding our past”.

French Polishing &

Welcome to Sunnyside Antiques. We can help you restore and conserve the antiques within your home.

Did you know reviving damaged polish and restoring more substantial damage will increase value, save you money and enable them to last for future generations, whilst being good for the environment too?

You will gain satisfaction by bringing a damaged piece back to life and enjoy their beauty within your home.  We also provide the same care and attention to modern pieces as well.

French Polishing & Restoration Services

here French polishing antique furniture repair and restoration.

Our in-house workshop can provide advice, estimates, Insurance quotations. Restoring and repairing a whole range of antiques, including modern furniture and antique clocks. Click on picture to find out more.

Sunnyside Antiques offers quality antiques to the UK and World market . Should you wish to purchase from our website, we can provide a money back guarantee to any customer who feels the item did not meet their expectations, (contact us for more details). Why not visit our showroom, located in the beautiful Upper Clyde Valley, just 45 mins from Edinburgh & Glasgow and only 6 miles outside the market town of Biggar, South Lanarkshire/Scottish Borders. Click for Directions, visiting Sunnyside Antiques always makes a visit worthwhile.

Sunnyside Antiques is an established French polishing and furniture restoration business with clients throughout the UK. Using nothing but the highest quality materials and understand that when a special item of furniture becomes either damaged by accident, faded with time, or just general ‘wear and tear’, our customers don’t want it ‘over restored’. Our specialty is to restore to its former glory, without making it look new, paying close attention to patina and value. Click on the thumbnails for examples of our work.

To receive a free estimate all you need to do is email us pictures with a brief description of the work required. We will endeavor to respond to your enquiry within 24 hours. Alternately you could phone us on

01899 850 552

Or bring the item/items over for an appraisal. We recommend you telephone before setting out on a journey.

Charging for estimates

It is usual for us to charge for written estimates as it is important to remember that apart from spending time travelling to you, and/or examining your furniture or items, we will be applying our expertise from the start. Sunnyside Antiques will use its expertise and experience to have your items fully assessed and accounted for. However we do waiver the examination/estimate fee if the work is awarded to us.

If you are interested in receiving a free estimate all you need to do is email us pictures with a brief description of work needed e.g. whether you require a French polisher, furniture restoration minor repair/repairs etc. We will endeavor to respond to your enquiry within 24 hours: Alternately you could phone us on 01899 850 552, or bring the item/items over for an appraisal. However we recommend you telephone before setting out on a journey.

Restoration or Conservation?

Restoration aims to bring the object back to its originally intended form with minimal disturbance. Restoration can concentrate on making the item useable, and visually pleasing to the eye with the minimum use of any new materials. All this can be achieved whilst sticking to the original design and construction of the piece, whilst maintaining as many details to the item’s proof of age (patina).

Conservation tends to be about stopping deterioration and preparing an item for protection against the new dangers of deterioration, whilst maintaining the object’s integrity – ie, not changing either its original design or appearance.

When you place an item in the hands and care of Sunnyside Antiques, we will in discussion with you, assess whether a piece requires ‘Restoration’ or ‘Conservation’. Working in this way always meets our client’s wishes and approval.

Staining & colouring matching
Antique restoration
Specialist waxing and oiling
Pet damage restoration
Restoration refinishing

Stripping and refinishing
Lock & Key Repairs
Wood turning
Cabinet making
Insurance work, water and fire damage repaired
Gold & Blind Tooling
Clock repairs
Modern furniture repair and restoration

Full antique and furniture restoration
Removal of heat and water marks
Re-gluing and structural repair
Marquetry and inlays
French polishing
Furniture waxing
Furniture oiling
Brasswork repaired – missing or damaged

Scratched, bubbling & missing veneers to French walnut side table
Georgian chest requiring major restoration work before being polished
Water damaged side table with lifting veneers


‘Sat Nav’ coordinates N55° 34.009’ – W3° 38.649’

Sunnyside Antiques Castledykes, Wiston, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ML12 6HT

Driving from EDINBURGH take the A702 southbound to Biggar; just as you leave Biggar take the first right (A72) sign posted Lanark/Glasgow, carry on pass the village of Symington and onto the ‘T’ junction to the road end, turn left onto the (A73) and Sunnyside Antiques has clear signage, 3 miles on the Right Hand Side.

Driving from GLASGOW, CARLISLE, DUMFRIES take M74 to Junction 13 Abington services, follow A702 to next roundabout, keep to the left and carry on over onto A73 (Lanark/Glasgow) Sunnyside Antiques has clear signage, 4 miles on the Left Hand Side.

We are open six days a week but advise customers to phone 01899 850 552 and check before setting out. If using a ‘Sat Nav’ please be aware that some systems can send you incorrectly into the centre of the village please use the Sat Nav coordinates below instead of our Postcode.

‘Sat Nav’ coordinates

N55° 34.009’ – W3° 38.649’

Stay on the Main A73 we cannot be missed.

Monday – Closed
Tuesday 10.00 – 5.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 5.00
Thursday 10.00 – 5.00
Friday 10.00 – 5.00
Saturday 11.00 – 5.00
Sunday 11.00 – 5.00

Sunnyside Antiques, antique furniture and antique shops, French Polishing and furniture restoration.

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Antique furniture Shops for Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle, Stirling, Dumfries, Ayr and Fife. Sunnyside Antiques,
Castledykes, Wiston, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ML12 6HT Copyright © 1999-2014 . All rights reserved.
Tel: +44 (0)1899 850552
Email: info@periodantiques.net