Proper Vintage Interiors is owned and run by Jaqui & Brian, partners in business & in life. Officially both retired but decided to start Proper Vintage as an outlet for our interest in finding and restoring unloved furniture & bringing it back to life.
Brian has a PhD in Biochemistry but has more than 30 years experience in the French Polishing trade & has the important job of restoring the furniture, so can usually be found beavering away in the workshop whilst listening to the radio and having a go at the pop master quiz!
Jacqui is the one with an eye for a good buy. She is the general factotum and so can be found doing pretty much any else that needs to be done, from photography, keeping the website up to date and liaising with our wonderful customer as well as keeping all the finances in order. She is the friendly face of Proper Vintage.
We are always on the lookout to buy items of vintage & retro furniture, so if you have something to sell, why not email us!!
We use state-of-the-art water borne lacquers as used by manufacturers. They have been certified to FIRA Standard 6250 for surfaces in heavy/severe use and are superior to any oil or wax. The finishing process we have developed maintains the timbers colour and warmth and enhances figure, grain definition and chatoyance. On Antiques we use traditional French polishing methods.
Here you can find examples of previously sold items which have found new homes..
If you find something here that you are interested in let us know and we may be able to source it for you. Click on the bigger image for the make and model.