The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA)

The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) is a nationwide organisation of the most skilled and experienced craftspeople engaged in all aspects of furniture conservation and restoration of the best quality. It was founded in 1979 in order to safeguard the interests of connoisseurs and dealers in antique furniture by assuring that the highest professional standards are maintained in a world where there are many unqualified and inexperienced people involved. Numerous historic houses, livery halls and collectors at every level have benefitted over the past forty years from the assurance that BAFRA can bring.

All applicants for full membership of BAFRA have to go through a rigorous assessment procedure by a visiting examiner to assess the level and diversity of their skills, their knowledge of furniture history and design, and their business credentials.


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