The White House, 8, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6LU

  • Tel:  01245 354452

About us

Specialists in Traditional Handmade Marquetry.

A Dunn and Son is a family run business that has been making marquetry since 1895. The founder, Mr Albert Dunn completed his 7 year apprenticeship with a french firm in London before setting up the business. His marquetry has been on many luxury liners, including the Titanic, Mauretania, Aquitania, Lusitania, The Queen Mary and The Queen Elizabeth. The marquetry panels for the Pullman cars, including the Orient Express and it's restoration back in the 1980s. Two landscape murals showing the history of tobacco for Galahers Tabacco Co, The Queens dolls house in Windsor Castle and restoration to 2 floors at Buckingham Palace, not to mention work carried out in churches, and reception rooms in noted buildings. Our most recent work can be found on the Northern Belle train, Bob Dunn junior completed the work for the 6 carriages back in 2000 and their new carriage 'Duart' was designed and completed by Cheryl Dunn in 2011.


Services and products

  • Marquetry cutters
  • Boulle work
  • Fretwork including long case clocks
  • Veneering
  • Antique restoration
  • Marquetry design work
  • One off special commissions catered for.
  • marquetry design
  • marquetry inlays and veneers
  • wood marquetry


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