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    The High Table at Tenby’s Tudor Merchant’s House, c.1500, showing painted cloths and hangings
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    Cooking hearth in the 1465 Shipmaster’s House at Walraversijde Mediaeval Village
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    How the other half lived. Labouring family’s bedroom c.1841 at Blaenavon Ironworks ( Victorian Period)
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    The owner’s Study at Nantclwyd House (Stuart Period) as in c.1690, with ‘Kidderminster Stuff’ hangings
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    Our restored Georgian Bedchamber at Nantclwyd House (Georgian Period), with bed furnished in yellow silk
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    One of our craftsmen painting a trestle for the 1465 high table at Tretower Court
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    Our recreated 1841 Company Shop at Blaenavon Ironworks (Victorian Period) came fully equipped with replica stock.
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    Living Room in the 1967 cottage at Stack Square, Blaenavon Ironworks (20th Century Period)
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    The 1860s Servants’ Hall at the Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne, lit by candles and gas (Photo: Alex Ramsay)
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Who we are, what we do

For over 25 years, Dr.Charles Kightly and his team have been recreating historic interiors to the very highest and most uncompromising standards of authenticity, yet at sensible prices. Hitherto we have worked to direct commissions, and our reputation has spread from client to client by word of mouth. Now we want to offer our unrivalled range of historical and interpretation services, and our straightforward yet flexible approach, to a wider audience.

We are not an agency which contracts out work to others and creams off the profit. From first contact with the client to completion, we do all the work ourselves, ensuring the high standards we guarantee and the client deserves. And keeping prices down.

We have never, ever, exceeded an agreed budget or missed a deadline for project completion. Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurances held.

Based in Yorkshire and on the Welsh Border, we are happy to consider projects large or small anywhere in Britain--or indeed western Europe. We can communicate in French, Dutch or plain English (but not 'marketing speak').

CONTACT US to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. Tell us what you'd like to do. We have rarely refused a challenge, but if we can't help you, we'll say so. We'll be delighted to hear from you anyway. But please have a look at our website first--view our projects and specialities, meet our craftsmen, and judge for yourself.

 

Do you want to?

  • Recreate an historic interior, of any period from the 1200s to the 1970s, and from part of a single room to a whole house?
  • Commission authentic historic interior decoration?
  • Order meticulously accurate historic costumes, or easy-to-wear historical 'dress-up clothes' for children and other visitors?
  • Acquire convincing replica timber furniture, individually made by experienced craftspeople using traditional materials and methods?

What we can offer

  • Over 20 years experience of recreating historic interiors
  • A pedigree of over forty projects
  • Access to an unrivalled network of independent working craftspeople
  • Absolute historical authenticity
  • A straightforward yet flexible approach
  • A complete concept to completion service
  • A hands-on policy
  • Reasonable prices
  • Total reliability

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