Our Story

A history of R Young & Sons French Polishing Ltd

Established in 2006, R Young & Sons French Polishing Limited continues a family trade dating back to 1873.

From a young age Robert showed a keen interest in French polishing, and began learning the art of traditional hand French polishing from his grandfather James. This included the preparation, mixing of stains and finishing using traditional methods and materials.

Whilst serving his apprenticeship at Locks of London, Robert carried out his studies and qualified at the London College of Furniture.

We carry out the finishing and restoration to your domestic pieces such as coffee tables, dining tables, kitchen units, floors, panelling, and staircases.

We provide a service to National Trust properties, listed properties, country homes, manor houses, museums, hotels, bars, restaurants, universities and offices.

Over the years we have carried out polishing at numerous establishments. Including but not limited to HM Treasury, Burberrys, Scotch House, Harrods, Australian Embassy, Japanese Embassy, Audley End House, Peterborough City Hospital, Saint John’s College, Clare College and Weil Gotshal & Manges.

We provide a personal, friendly and reliable service to all of our residential and commercial customers. Using our traditional skills and modern techniques we have the knowledge for achieving the exact finish for your furniture.

We thoroughly enjoy the work that we do and with over 26 years of experience we take pride in our expertise and high quality workmanship, in the hope that our story will continue for many years to come.

Sponsor a local team

Our Story

Our Story

Back in 2014 we sponsored our local under 11s football team.