Hatfields are world leading craftsmen experienced in restoration, conservation and fabrication. We work with important period objects from the 16th Century to contemporary design. We create new pieces after antique designs, from humidors to breakfront bookcases, as well as realize entirely modern concepts working with famous contemporary designers.
The conservation and restoration workshop includes master craftsmen with experience in diverse media, including lacquer, boulle work, gilding, carving, veneering, metalwork and stone. We repair porcelain teacups, rewire family lighting fixtures as well as re-veneer marquetry cabinets. The conservation teams apply traditional techniques, along with contemporary practices, to analyse and repair all the artworks processed through the studios.
Our clients range from Claridge’s Hotel to Eton College, from Goodwood House to the Palace of Westminster. We help private collectors, national institutions, galleries and auction houses. We work with architects, curators, interior designers and dealers. Our team are often able to work onsite in England and throughout Europe. We are one very few conservation studios with Inward Processing Approval from HMRC, alllowing us to work on pieces from outside Europe without import duties and taxation. Our wide ranging expertise enables us to advise on the conservation and maintenance of diverse collections, not only the antique furniture for which we are most renowned.