15+

Years
with Yell

Able & Ryan Ltd

French polishing & Furniture Restoration

4 Merton Park Parade, London, SW19 3NT Directions

Tel 020 8545 0655
   Open today 07:30 - 17:00

Business overview

For All Your French Polishing & Restoration Needs Look No Further

Ryan Stanborough trained as a French polisher at the London College of Furniture and completed his apprenticeship with a long established firm in Wimbledon.

Ryan went on to work for a much larger company in London and extended his experience by working in castles, hotels and on yachts. He has a very comprehensive understanding of his craft and of antique and modern wood finishes.

In 2004 Ryan opened a showroom and workshop in Wimbledon offering a comprehensive furniture restoration service. There is also furniture and china available for sale from the showroom. This website showcases a changing selection of their stock. Please visit the showroom on Kingston Road to see the full selection.

Ryan has a comprehensive knowledge of wooden finishes and whether it is restoring an antique finish or a modern one, they can assist customers to select the right finish for their wood.

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Products & Services

ANTIQUE REPAIR & RESTORATION

CANING

DESK LEATHER

FRENCH POLISHERS

FURNITURE POLISHING

FURNITURE SCRATCH REPAIRS

FURNITURE WAXING

GLUE AND CRAMPING CHAIRS

HEAT RINGMARKS

LEATHER REPAIRS

PAINT STRIPPING

RE-UPHOLSTERY

RUSHING

SOFA REPAIRS

SOFT FURNISHING REPAIR

UPHOLSTERERS

WOODEN FURNITURE RESTORATION

Reviews

Merton's equivalent to "The Repair Shop" craftsman

5
Her widower's death left me the beneficiary of a scandi-vintage sideboard, much loved & cared for by my sister. Sadly, after her death, this solid, beautiful piece had been neglected & abused. But - pure serendipity - I had noticed the Able & Ryan shop on a bus journey during lockdown! Ryan made no promises when he saw the sideboard, but his email prior to its return told me to "prepare to be amazed" - & I truly was. To me, he & his team are truly Merton's equivalent to "The Repair Shop" craftsman. Not only is the sideboard (both outside, in drawers, & in cupboards) looking as though it had just come from the showroom, but emotionally, Ryan has presented my family with a piece furniture which - over time - will undoubtedly become a treasured antique. And given the courteous attention I received from Ryan; work delivered in the timeframe promised; & the extremely reasonable cost, I have not received such value-for-money for a very long time.
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Excellent restorers providing fantastic service

5
Brilliant service and outstanding work. They refurbished two antique wicker chairs and they look amazing.
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Great job

5
Brilliant work re-upholstering our 2 Parker Knoll chairs. Speedy work, door to door service. Would definitely recommend Ryan to anyone. Thank you
04 Jun 2021
How very kind of you to give us such a great review. We always try our best to accommodate our customers and we were very pleased to have such kind customers like yourself . Enjoy your armchairs as they look beautiful
04 Jun 2021
How very kind of you to give us such a great review. We always try our best to accommodate our customers and we were very pleased to have such kind customers like yourself . Enjoy your armchairs as they look beautiful
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Outstanding in all respects

5
I could not be more pleased with the craftsmanship and care of Able and Ryan - they are very professional - while, at the same time, very friendly and helpful.
They took away 5 items to restore - all of which came back transformed. e.g. my large dining table which, for many years, had been 'just a table' came back as a 'thing of beauty'. Many many thanks - I can't recommend them highly enough.
04 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for putting your trust in us just from an online search . We were very pleased with the outcome as well and were pleased to have such a grateful customer .
04 Jun 2021
Thank you so much for putting your trust in us just from an online search . We were very pleased with the outcome as well and were pleased to have such a grateful customer .
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Sad Victorian Writing Slope!

5
A real pleasure discovering this business during my daily walks during lockdown.
Ryan successfully brought back to life a very sad Victorian Writing Slope.
The workmanship , passion and love that went into restoring it was outstanding, and I have no problem recommending this Company. Very reasonably priced as well.
Very interesting shop, I look forward to exploring it when it is able to open.
04 Jun 2021
What very kind words . We were so pleased we could bring this beautiful box back to life for you . We love our job which hopefully reflects in the end result
04 Jun 2021
What very kind words . We were so pleased we could bring this beautiful box back to life for you . We love our job which hopefully reflects in the end result
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