Welcome to Turners Decoratives

Turners Decoratives was established by Mark Turner in 1997 and specialises in the restoration and sale of  English and Continental decorative Antique Furniture.

The business consists of three main categories:
  • 1) A high quality restoration and conservation service for most furniture designs, styles and techniques.
  • 2) The sourcing, buying and selling of decorative period furniture and mirrors.
  • 3) Contemporary commissions for modern furniture designs and interiors including decorative paint finishes.

The ethos of the business has always been to produce the highest standard of craftsmanship for all work. In restoration and conservation this most commonly involves rectifying previous poor quality repairs.

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History

Mark Turner graduated in 1997 from Manchester College of Arts and Technology with 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in Furniture Restoration and Conservation.

After graduation Mark moved to London where he worked for various leading gilding, frame making and furniture Restoration Companies (mainly speicalising in giltwood items) before setting up his own business in 1999.

In 2004 the  business was re-located from London to a larger workshop and showroom in Topsham, Devon. This allowed the business to expand into sourcing, buying and selling of decorative period antique furniture.

The business also experienced an increased demand for ‘on-site’ commissions from interior designers to include architectural-gilding, modern and traditional wood finishing, decorative paint effects for walls, ceilings and plasterwork, contemporary finishes and paint effects.

In 2012 the workshop moved to its present larger premises which also provided storage facilities for the large stock of unrestored mirrors and frames including very large items.

At the same time the showroom was relocated to Tetbury in Gloucestershire.  

We hope you enjoy looking at at website and we particularly welcome any calls to discuss in more detail our items for sale and the range of our repair and restoration services.

Studio & Restorations

Our studio section describes the varied services we provide either at our studio in Devon or on-site at individuals’ properties. You will also find details of the manufacture of replica items where there is a need to achieve exacting, unique designs and finishes for individual items. There are also examples of our hand-made picture frames with designs that are unique to Turners Decoratives.

A little in depth look into our services here >>

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