testimonials

Moira McCarthy – Oil Painting Conservator, Stroud. www.picture-conservation.com

  “Jonathan Early and I have been working together for a number of years. Jonathan is an excellent craftsman, patient, skillful and resourceful. The work he has done with me for Oxford Colleges and private collectors has been exemplary. His prices are reasonable , he can work to a timetable and is very good at listening to clients needs and explaining procedures. I would not hesitate in recommending him.I have been restoring paintings for forty years and he is the best gilder and frame restorer I have worked with.”

Katie Fforde – Romantic Fiction Author, Stroud.

   “I have known Jonathan for years and he is my ‘go-to’ for anything in the house that needs attention-to-detail and an artistic eye from specialist decoration to picture hanging.Most recently he hand painted and fitted delft-style tiles in my kitchen .Each one represents some part of my life – my house, my dogs, my garden, our local church and our dutch barge are all there. I am so thrilled with them.He is multi-skilled and really easy to have in the house.As a writer working from home this is really important to me. ” 

David Griffith Antiques, London.

    “I have known Jonathan for over 30 years and have utilised his services throughout that period.His unique talents have been an asset to my business. His ability to revive items such as distressed shop fittings and display pieces , runs of tea canisters and apothecary drug jars is incredible, his gilding is second to none. I always feel a frisson of excitement when he is returning his restorations. His prices are sensible and I would unhesitatingly recommend him.”

.Kate Bannister Antiques, Tudor house , Stow- on- the- Wold

    “Jonathan Early has been my restorer for over 30 years and I could not recommend him highly enough. He can turn his hand to almost any thing and I have certainly tested him on many occaisions. He is an excellent artist and his eye for a colour match and his feel for the antique is unique.”