Museum furniture Conservation Services & Historic Vehicle Conservation

Established in 1990 by Hugh Meller-Haley and based in West Wales, we offer antique furniture conservation services to Museums and Historic Houses.

We also have a private practice and are pleased to receive enquiries from private clients. We specialise in vernacular Welsh oak furniture and have had some very interesting pieces through our hands over the years. I was blessed to be entrusted with ‘Y Gadair Ddu’ some years ago, The Black Chair won by Hedd Wyn at the 1917 Eisteddfod and passed to the nation in 2014. It had been sitting in the parlour at Yr Ysgwrn ever since along with five other Bardic chairs and the entire contents of the house, unchanged since the 1850’s.

We undertook the conservation treatment of the entire collection at our workshops along with the household fixings such as the kitchen range and other fireplaces.

Hugh achieved accreditation from BAFRA (the British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association) in 1996 and has been an associate member of the Institute of Conservation since 1992.