World-Class Painting Restoration, Fine Art Restoration and Furniture Restoration, since 1966
Plowden & Smith is a leading provider of specialist fine art restoration services, operating out of state-of-the-art premises in South London.
Each of our restoration departments contain a formidable range of knowledge and over 100 years of combined experience. All our treatments are bespoke, and our diverse skill set and vast experience finding innovative, long-lasting solutions for some of the most challenging restoration projects, means that in many areas our expertise is unmatched.
We undertake restoration and bespoke mounting projects for galleries, museums and private collectors located all around the world. We operate under inward-processing relief.
“A great restorer must be an artist as well as a surgeon – and Plowden & Smith is their home!”
Giles E. Collector of European Works of Art
“One of the most formidable English restoration companies, Plowden & Smith works tirelessly to restore English history back to its highest quality”
Four Walls Magazine
Fine Art Restoration Services
All our restoration practices are informed by the latest advancements in scientific research, guided by contemporary ethical theory and underpinned by internationally recognised standards of best practice.
Decorative Arts, Object & Furniture Restoration Services
Expert services for the cleaning, repair and revival of the diverse materials and finishes found in antique furniture and decorative objects.
“We are absolutely delighted with the chairs. They more than exceeded our expectations. It is a real achievement to have seamlessly restored the original look without making them look too modern. Please pass on our thanks to your extremely talented skilled restorers!”
Georgina P. Private Collector
Bespoke Mount Making, Framing & Art Installation Services
The perfect finishing touch that will ensure maximum enjoyment of your artwork or special object.
Independent Condition Reporting and Scientific Material Analysis Services
The UK’s foremost provider of independent condition reports, trusted by private collectors, fine art consultants and curators, specialist insurers and lawyers, and international museums and institutions.
“I am absolutely thrilled with the painting thank you!! I am loving having it back. Thank you so much to you and your team for all your work and kindness, which is much appreciated”
Jane R. Private Collector and Hiscox policyholder