Brown's Antiques,Billiards and Interiors

Brown's Antiques,Billiards and Interiors

French polishing and re-polishing of upright and grand pianos. Veneer and casework repairs. Please note, we do not spray finish, but carry out all work by hand.

 

We also  specialise in antique snooker tables, billiards tables, antique snooker dining tables, and antique furniture for sale. Each piece we sell is carefully restored by hand, using natural materials, and the best quality products available.

Snooker and billiards items include: antique snooker tables, billiards tables and pool tables, antique snooker dining tables, antique snooker scoreboards, cue racks and accessories, and games room furniture.

Our antique furniture for sale includes: antique dining tables, sets of  dining chairs, armoires and wardrobes, antique cupboards, sideboards and dressers, and architectural antiques.

Sourcing Service. If you can’t find the piece you are looking for, please ask about our free sourcing service for antique furniture, snooker tables and accessories.

We provide a French polishing and restoration service for your own antique furniture, snooker and billiards tables and pianos. Details in ‘Services’

Snooker Table Hire  We have antique snooker tables available for hire, please see the page under ‘Services’.

Brown’s is based in a beautiful converted barn in the village of Cardington, near Bedford, which has excellent travel links, close to the A1 and M1, and half an hour’s drive from the M25. Please click on the ‘Contact’ page for postcode.

Please phone or email us before travelling, as we sometimes carry out French polishing away from the workshop, and would like to ensure that someone is available to help you. Thank you.

Contact Information

  • Harrowden Lane,
    Bedford, Bedfordshire MK44 3ST
    England
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French Polishers

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Did You Know Piano Facts

Common Piano Tuning Tools
Common tools for tuning pianos include the tuning hammer or lever, a variety of mutes, and a tuning fork or electronic tuning fork. The tuning hammer is used to turn the tuning pins, increasing or decreasing the tension of the string. Mutes are used to mute strings that are not being tuned. Most tuners in the UK use a Papps wedge for tuning upright pianos because it slides easily between hammer shanks. . Wedge-shaped felt or rubber mutes are used on grandís they are inserted between two strings not being tuned to mute them. While tuning the temperament octave, a felt strip can be placed over the scale section of the piano, and inserted between each note, muting the outer two strings of each note, but leaving the middle string free to vibrate. After the centre strings are all tuned, the felt strip can be removed note by note, tuning the outer strings to the centre strings what mutes are used is down to the personal preference of the piano tuner and the tuner may use a combination of mutes