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About us

THE COMPANY

We are a well established, privately owned company specialising in the design, construction and installation of unique libraries, studies and other fine furniture.

Set in the soft wooded landscape of north-west Essex lie our workshops, which were formerly used for agricultural purposes. From our converted barns, we produce furniture of uncompromisingly fine standards, which is delivered to addresses throughout the United Kingdom.

We each bring a wealth of experience to our craftsmanship, that is born out of a passion to create beautiful furniture. Our critical attention to detail, from the initial design stage, cabinet-making, polishing and carving through to delivery and site installation, is the hallmark of our work.

From project conception to its final completion, we endeavour to provide you with traditional good service, as well as a legacy to be enjoyed for many years to come.

THE CRAFTMANSHIP

At Thos. H. Bretton Ltd, we are keenly aware that there are no short cuts to producing furniture of the very highest calibre.

In addition to excellent design and well chosen materials, the time honoured skill of each individual craftsman is of the utmost importance.

We still follow the traditional cabinet-making practices used by generations of craftsmen in order that the very best results are achieved.

Our in-depth knowledge of the craft gained over many years, means that we are well placed to offer guidance to our clients in all areas: initial conceptual designs, source and choice of timber, suitable surface finish and coordination with other trades to achieve a carefully planned installation.

Carefully chosen items, such as English brass hinges, hand-cast handles and other details, ensure that all our furniture is embellished with only the very finest fittings.

THE PORTFOLIO

Operating from our workshops at Cherrytree Farm, we have gained particular recognition for our design and construction of period as well as contemporary libraries, studies and panelling.

Projects range from re-creating historically accurate libraries, to designing classic modern bookcases. In every instance we discuss options with you in order to gain an understanding of your requirements, combining your personal tastes and desired style into a fine piece of furniture which truly complements the setting for which it is intended.

Our recent library commissions have included incorporating complex curves, ornate carving, jib doors, secret slides, book rests to the dado, concealed storage areas within pilasters, as well as audio visual equipment disguised within the furniture.

Drawing upon the expertise we have gained, we are also pleased to be able to offer an enviable range of styles, finishes and materials from which to choose. In every area the emphasis is upon lasting quality, in order that our furniture may bring pleasure for many years to come.

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