Since 1979 our restoration specialists have worked on many thousands of pieces from Cumbria and further afield, ranging from internationally important panelled rooms, to the humblest of chairs. We have been retained by The National Trust and other nationally recognised heritage organisations, as well as private individuals, to care for their most precious pieces of furniture.
For a number of years, Peter Hall & Son have also helped with the conservation, restoration and enhancement of some of Cumbria’s beautiful local churches. This restoration work included a large refurbishment project at St Mary’s Church, Windermere, which required a new lectern, nave altar and altar rail; as well as a new altar and stalls for Beetham Church and the Lady Chapel. We are proud to play an active role preserving the heritage of our local community.
Meet Our Specialist Team
Graduating from West Dean in Furniture Conservation, Jeremy Hall has over 40 years of experience and extensive historical knowledge.
In the final year of her apprenticeship in furniture restoration & conservation, Tilly has worked on a wide range of antique and priceless pieces with great care and skill.
Our furniture restoration services focus on two areas of specialism:
Conservation has been described as actions aimed at the safeguarding of cultural property for the future. A conservator is concerned with stabilizing, maintaining and preserving the integrity of the furniture, without adversely altering its appearance.
Restoration often involves aspects of conservation and visa-versa; however restoration includes making changes to the piece of furniture, perhaps to return the object to its former appearance. This can also include making changes to ensure the furniture can perform its original function, i.e. re-gluing the loose joints in a chair to make it more stable.
Take a look at our work at the National Trust’s Wray Castle: