For the Expert Restoration and Reupholstery of Heirloom and Antique Furniture – It’s always Wills Bisgrove

Antique furniture and family heirlooms, such as occasional chairs, can often provide a significant dilemma for their owners. As the furniture pieces age, the upholstery loses its rigidity, can begin to sag and the fabrics become worn or threadbare having faded from their original glory. The quest is to find the Artisans and Craftspeople who can not only restore the fabrics or leathers, but also rejuvenate the full upholstery – springs and framing, if necessary. Look no further, it’s time to call in Wills Bisgrove – the Master Craftsmen and Women and enjoy the perfect restoration. 

At Wills Bisgrove your antique or heirloom piece will be restored completely utilising the very same time-honoured methodology, skills and materials it was originally crafted with. Wills Bisgrove offer a wide selection of fine fabrics and leathers from the world’s leading suppliers. Classic or contemporary, not only will the Wills Bisgrove team of Artisans select the authentic material for your piece they will also provide you with new hand tied springs, wadding and framing, as is required.

Heirloom Antiques and well preserved upholstered furniture can provide a difficult dilemma. Do you repair, restore and reupholster? Or do you simply replace it with new furniture, fashioned traditionally by skilled Craftsmen and Artisans, using the tried and true methods and materials of the trade?

Often it comes down to the real condition of the piece being considered. Is it merely cosmetic – fabric, springs, webbing or cushioning? Or is it substantial – the frame, the actual integrity of the piece? For instance, if the frame is insect ridden (wood borers or termites) there is really no purpose in restoring it. In this case the Wills Bisgrove team can advise you of a suitable replacement piece.

Wills Bisgrove Furniture, with over 80 years’ experience in furniture construction and restoration, can provide you with a thorough, honest and knowledgeable assessment. If you decide to proceed with restoration, the Wills Bisgrove team of Craftsmen and Women will restore your furniture piece to its former glory.

Our Artisans – upholsterers, machinists and seamstresses will repair and restore the entire piece of furniture, not just its coverings. The Wills Bisgrove team take prided in faithful restorations of exquisite heirloom pieces, recreating the luxury and comfort of the past for your enjoyment. At Wills Bisgrove we reupholster and repair lounge suites, sofas, dining chairs, bedheads and ottomans, returning them to you in better condition probably than when first built. It becomes that feature piece of furniture you are simply proud to own and display, but more importantly to sit on and enjoy.

Wills Bisgrove maintains a strong connection with the craftsmanship and artisanship of the trade in earlier times through the stewardship and direction of Paul Newham, the son of the original upholsterers from the Newham family – the creators of the Wills Bisgrove Furniture range. The same rigid quality standards of the original factory are maintained today ensuring the same gold stamp of excellence identifies a Wills Bisgrove furniture creation or restoration.

For further information on restoration and refurbishment of your antique or period furniture please call us on 03 9815 0111 at Wills Bisgrove or contact us by email at

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