Lloyd’s Antiques has invested capital in NAR, a UK company which Lloyd’s has relationship over 30 years. The style of Lloyd’s Antiques is to take complete responsibility from the purchase to the delivery by only using the services of professionals, such as the dedicated staff in Britain and members of Lloyd’s.



>Products of Lloyd’s Antiques are all purchased by buyers within the company.
Purchasing takes place in the UK, Northern Europe, Italy and elsewhere in Europe, by making full use of the network that has been built up during the course of over 30 years.

The number of purchases is at the top level in volume, not only just in Japan but even if analyzed globally.

This is the source of the strength in the rich variety of products that support the Mixed Culture Style of Lloyd’s.



Restoration of furniture collected at the UK base of Lloyd’s after completion of the purchase at the site is determined by the policy of repairing each article, one at a time, by the Lloyd’s exclusive restorers in the UK.
Based on this policy, local restorers with excellent technical skills and Japanese craftsman who have perfected their skills through technological exchanges with Britain, restore each individual item faithfully to the original and on top of that, reach the high quality standards in each of the two countries.
The strength of Lloyd’s Antiques is in the fact that it restores many products by looking at them from the perspectives of both the UK and Japan, and the stance that it takes to always adhere to the original texture and quality.



At Lloyd’s Antiques, we think we can go as far as saying that the lifeline of antique furniture is in the coating. After a skilled craftsman called a polisher peels off the paint, various processes take place from color blending to applying the top polish.The classic furniture is delivered without the impairment of the original gloss and texture called patina which is caused by being polished for many years. This is achieved by applying layers of shellac varnish by hand and finishing with French polish.We carefully restore each piece of furniture according to the background and characteristics of the era, the time when it was made, and the quality of the wood.



We have a lot of antique furniture made with the assumption that it will be used for a long time after restoration.For that reason, craftsmen known as cabinet makers can carefully disassemble parts by hand and rework the woodwork and re-adjust it. This can correct problems such as wobbling and revive the practical usage of the item.



Craftsmen known as upholsterers place the covering over the materials and fabric inside the furniture after woodwork restoration has been completed.We are reusing spring coils and horse hair which have now become rare materials, and we do our utmost to try to restore the furniture as closely as possible to the original.