Antique furniture restoration – Qualifications

Timothy Naylor qualified in antique furniture restoration at West Dean College Chichester, Sussex and gained a BADA diploma - an internationally recognised qualification. He served his apprenticeship with a firm of antique furniture restorers in both cabinet making and polishing.

He has an HNC in the design and making of fine furniture and has been a member of BAFRA (British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association) for over 20 years.

Membership of BAFRA is only open to craftsmen who have been assessed on the levels and diversity of their skills, their knowledge of antique furniture and its history and also their integrity as conservators. Their workshops are assessed and they must satisfy the need for the highest levels of professional standards. Timothy was voted onto The Executive Committee of BAFRA in 2007