Sunnyside Antiques; established French polishers, furniture restoration and repair experts with clients throughout the UK, particularly, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries, Cumbria, Peebleshire, Scottish Borders. 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 speciality 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

07798 640 629


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 07798 640 629, 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
Veneering
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

 

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