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Artisan Conservation Services

Specialists in Fine Antique Furniture

9 Crawfordsburn Close, Bangor, BT19 1LR Directions

Tel 07843 730200
   Now closed Open Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00

Business overview

Antique Furniture Restorers Specialising in Restoration and Conservation Throughout Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Artisan Conservation Services was established in County Down by Malcolm Buck in 2004. Malcolm is recognised as a foremost specialist in the conservation and restoration of antique and fine furniture throughout the island of Ireland. Malcolm is one of Northern Irelands leading antique furniture restorers and offers a personalised, friendly and efficient service and confidentiality is assured.

Malcolm has over 30 years experience as a furniture restorer. He combines his traditional fine cabinet making and finishing skills with the use of modern scientific materials and techniques to preserve the historical integrity and aesthetic appearance of objects. He observes the conservation principles of reversibility and minimal intervention.

Artisan Conservation Services is an accredited full member of the Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland (ICRI), and the British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA).


Malcolm Buck has thirty years’ experience as a conservator and restorer of fine antique furniture
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Antique Restoration involving dissolving the damaged polish and bleaching the mineral staining
The same area of the table top after treatment.
The same cabinet after the veneers had been re-laid and the stains bleached. The top was then coloured and polished to blend with the original surface.
This cabinet had been water damaged, causing lifting of veneers, staining and destroying the polish.
Antique Restoration Fine wood working
Antique Furniture Restoration including Finishing, Polishing, Painting & wax
Artisan Conservation Services furniture restoration including metalwork

Products & Services

antique furniture conservation

wooden furniture restoration

french polishing

furniture repair & restoration

Loose joints and unstable structures stabilized

Marquetry, Inlays, Boullework

furniture scratch repairs

Lost elements replaced

Mouldings remade and patched

Shrinkage splits and fractures treated

furniture waxing

Fine Woodworking

Veneers – all aspects of veneer work

Conserving and reviving old surfaces



Fractures rejoined

Replicas made

Worn drawer runners relined

Caning and rushing

Woodworm and insect infestation treated

Hand Polishing

Treatment of water damage, staining, fire damage

Painted surfaces


Leather inserts consolidated/patched

Wax Finishing, Metalwork

Locks repaired, keys cut

Missing knobs, handles and other brass fittings

replicas supplied or reproduced from originals

Brass inlays and stringing

Insurance reports and quotations

Pre-purchase inspection and reports

Transportation of sensitive objects

reports and full documentation of projects

Periodical checks and maintenance of collections


Artisan Conservation

I have known Malcolm for more than twenty five years. His knowledge of Antique furniture is comprehensive. His cabinet making and re finishing skills are second to none.
Paul Davis.
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