Traditional French Polishing
Antique & contemporary furniture
Restoration workshop in North Essex

07766 712 427


Lance Anthony Gooden is skilled in traditional and contemporary furniture restoration techniques. Beginning his career as an apprentice in 1984, he trained and then worked for prominent antique dealers in Suffolk and Essex. Lance’s work was regularly sent to auction houses and showrooms across the country.


The Workshop

In 1994 Lance established his own workshop, LA Polishers in the North Essex village of White Colne near Halstead and Colchester and he has maintained an enviable reputation with clients in East Anglia and London. Exceptional levels of craftsmanship and an extensive knowledge of antique furniture and restoration methods, along with an attention to detail and the desire to bring out the beauty in every piece, is central to the success of Lance’s small business. The workshop is well situated for commissions in East Anglia & London. Pickup/delivery can be arranged.

​​​​​​Heritage and Historic Interiors

LA Polishers also undertakes on-site heritage work to restore wooden architectural features in historic buildings. Examples being:

Sundridge Park Mansion
Designed by John Nash, architect of the Georgian period more info
Darcy House, St Osyth Priory, Essex
Chairman of St Osyth Priory & Parish Trust is architect, George Clarke more info


View the restoration of wooden architectural features inside St Osyth’s Priory and John Nash’s mansion, Sundridge Park here