Butler and Castell provide a very meticulous approach to furniture restoration and conservation; specialising primarily in carving and gilding we undertake cleaning, preserving and restoring of original gilt-work applied to wood, metal, glass and other surfaces. Our team of carvers and gilders, conservation specialists use both traditional and modern techniques to clean, consolidate and stabilise surfaces using materials which are approved on the conservation list.

Whether it is interior or exterior conservation required our in-depth knowledge and expertise is invaluable for both researching and tackling your conservation projects and providing a solution. We can offer estimates, condition and conservation reports including copies for insurance companies for all work that we undertake.

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Case Studies

To demonstrate our conservation skills we will place recent case studies into this section of the website.

I was left a treasured family mirror in the will of my much-loved Grandmother and could think of no greater tribute than to use it every day. I can’t thank Nigel & Graham enough for helping me make this happen.
— Anna Weston, Cromer