Welcome to the French Polishing Emporium

Alex Webster and his team carries on a family tradition of outstanding and sympathetic restoration of period and contemporary furniture with a passion and skill recognised and acclaimed by trade and private collectors throughout the UK. Our work is enhanced by a thorough understanding of period cabinet making, finishing techniques, complex design, patina and how wood changes with age.


The natural progression of our expertise in traditional and modern wood finishing has lead to extensive hotel, restaurant and house renovation.


Alex also designs and makes contemporary and reproduction bespoke furniture.


Our work can be seen in National Trust properties and Mr Websters French Polishing Emporium currently features on The Discovery Channel's "Salvage Hunters"

"It's all about the wood"





"I am an FRICS, owner of Hendre House a listed building, I was Conservation Officer for the Crown Estate, was Chairman of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, and I am a Trustee of the Georgian Group. I use Alex Webster for the restoration of fine furniture because not only does he have the necessary skill, but is also master of the underlying principles as well as being realistic with his pricing. Thus it is fair to say that he has all the expertise in the areas I need." - Michael Tree