Our History - Wheelwrights 1969 - 1991
Before furniture makers we were wheelwrights. Richard Gill came from an unbroken line of wheelwrights stretching back to the 16th century, working in premises that housed the profession for generations before him.
He and his family used the same techniques as their ancestors to build beautiful and traditional carriages. At the time there was increasing popularity for horse and carriage driving, as there were many people who appreciated the elegance, comfort and practicality of a traditional vehicle. The skills were very much in demand, keeping the Gill family busy not just restoring valuable old vehicles but also building new ones.
As the times changed however and the demand of horse drawn vehicles grew less, the transition to furniture was made.
Furniture Makers - 1991 - Present