Welcome to Jonathan Shirley we are a small company that specialises in the conservation and restoration of antique furniture and upholstery. Furniture is in my history starting with Isaac Eyre, my great-great-grandfather, who founded a company called Eyres of Chesterfield in 1869 making and selling furniture.
My training started at London College of Furniture in 1984 followed by working in London as a French Polisher, then moved on to West Dean College in West Sussex to specialise in Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture. Eventually opening my own workshop in Alresford in 1990. Shortly after that, I moved to Stockbridge, where I have remained happily for 20 years.
Over the years, I have worked on and made some magnificent furniture, restored floors and wall panelling, as well as the restoration of furniture from historic houses, museums, national institutions and private clients throughout the UK