The Finest French Polishers For 25 Years

Domestic Customers

It goes without saying that any piece of furniture, modern or antique, that is in regular use cannot escape the wear and tear of daily life. When the need arises Hawthornes can provide the expertise to restore your furniture to its former glory.

In our central Birmingham workshop we are able to offer clients a full range of restoration services including French Polishing, veneering, colour matching and cabinet making. Modern furniture also receives our close attention to detail but restoration is accomplished by using the more appropriate techniques of today such as spray lacquering. Staining, chair re-caning, re-upholstery and even colour lacquering with British Standard colours are all services we offer.

Upon commencement of a project we will collect the item from your property and transport it back to the workshop. When an item of furniture arrives it will be assigned to one of our two sections; Antique Furniture area or Modern Pieces and work will start. Upon completion we will contact you and make arrangements to return your restored item back to you at a convenient time.


Onsite Restoration

As well as completing projects in our central Birmingham workshop Hawthornes French Polishing are also able to offer restoration insitu when required. Even though working onsite Hawthornes are still able to offer the same level of service that we extend to our workshop projects.

Staircases, paneling, window frames, doors and any large or difficult to move objects can all be completed onsite. This can range from remedial work through to total restoration.

Our clients have included;

  • The National Gallery
  • Foreign Office
  • Hagley Hall
  • Birmingham University
  • House of Fraser
  • Domestic Clients throughout the Midlands


Insurance Customers

If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered an incident that has resulted in damage to your items then Hawthornes French Polishing can be relied upon to restore them to their pristine condition.

We are able to perform restoration to items that have been affected by;

  • Smoke Damage
  • Water Damage
  • Burglary
  • Pet Damage
  • Third Party Accidents

We have experience of working with large insurance companies and are able to offer a complete solution ranging from initial inspection right through to completion.

What Our Customers Say About Hawthornes French Polishing

We’re always grateful when our customers get in touch and provide feedback, here are just a small selection of the feedback we’ve received in the past 25 years.


“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the work you completed to refinishing the dining table and chairs. We were completely bowled over when it was put into our dining room and we saw it all, in its full restored glory for the first time”

Mrs S Child

``Thanks for re-spraying the wardrobe, its now a perfect match to my walls!.``


``....beautifully finished furniture, great people to deal with. Highly recommend.``


``I wanted to send you a photograph of your (its mine now!) lovely dressing table thats been placed in our master bedroom. The dressing table sits perfectly with my existing decor and the colour looks absolutely lovely, I'm so glad I took the risk of choosing non-white. Thanks for delivering in the snow!``


“Our Regional MD held a meeting in the Boardroom today and passed comment on what a super job you have done on the boardroom table. Well done.”

ADT Fire & Security

``....beautifully finished furniture, great people to deal with. Highly recommend.``


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