Client Testimonials

The following unedited comments have been kindly sent to us by our clients
“A huge thank you to you and the whole Sainsbury’s crew for doing such a terrific job”Timothy Corrigan. Top Interior Designer
“Jonathan Sainsbury’s furniture is sensational. The pieces are based on originals and beautifully executed…treasures in their own right.”Dan Cruickshank, Architectural Historian, Presenter and Writer
To say that we are impressed with Jonathan Sainsbury’s work is a huge understatement. He produced the table of our dreams – a magnificent 18th century Louis XIV centre table – to our exact requirements and I still have to pinch myself when I am standing in front of this masterpiece of craftsmanship.Claire Mercer Nairne, Meikleour House, Perthshire
“Jonathan Sainsbury has an extraordinary depth of knowledge of period furniture and is able to draw on this to create what is almost the impossible. The attention to detail on every aspect of their work from the carved moulding to the hinges and locks on the furniture is second to none and evidence of the immense pride his craftsmen take in their work.”Mark Gillette, Mark Gillette Interior Design
“I cannot remember being more impressed by craftsmanship. I commissioned a pair to an American sofa from the 1840s, and when it was done I was forced to ask for something to be fixed to the undersides, so I would know which was the original and which was the copy. It is very heartening to know that these skills have survived into the modern age.”Lord Fellowes of West Stafford
“Jonathan Sainsbury has recently supplied us with some seat furniture for a new room at Sotheby’s New Bond Street. Our requirements were quite specific and Jonathan brilliantly met all our expectations. The pieces were beautifully crafted and the upholstery was excellent. Despite our various requests everything was completed on time.”Henry House, Head of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s London
“A company totally dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in quality and design.”Carolyne Roehm, Interior Designer
“Jonathan Sainsbury has been a joy to work with! His approach is personal and professional. Jonathan has designed and created a number of pieces of furniture and exquisite mirrors for the house of superb quality. His wealth of knowledge is inspirational. As an expert in classical design, Jonathan has ensured that each piece of furniture relates to the overall layout and concept of the room. A company dedicated to excellence!”Viscountess Rothermere
“I wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful round table you produced for Bond 24. I appreciate the attention to detail and your determination to release a quality product on time for the production.”Dennis Gassner, Production Designer, 007 B24 Limited
“England’s best kept furniture secret: furniture maker Jonathan Sainsbury.”Traditional Home magazine
“The quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail here are little short of astonishing.”The English Home magazine
“I’ve found dealing with Jonathan Sainsbury a very agreeable and rewarding experience. He works with you, taking on board your suggestions and ideas to make something authentic and real which is what the client wants and also pleases the designer. Highly recommended.”Hugh Henry, Mlinaric Henry & Zervudachi Ltd
“We asked Jonathan Sainsbury Ltd to create a number of bespoke items for Kinross House to augment and compliment some of the original pieces of antique furniture in the house. I was extremely impressed by the skills of their cabinet-makers to create pieces that were historically accurate as well as visually stunning. Jonathan and his team were always willing to go the extra mile and were at all times an absolute pleasure to deal with. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Our client refers to your furniture as being ‘simply brilliant’.”Sarah Chenevix-Trench, Sarah Chenevix-Trench Ltd
First of all I would like to thank you for the extremely prompt & timely delivery. Your delivery man was right on schedule and this allowed me to crack on with my day perfectly.

To the chair itself – I absolutely love the chair. I have been buying large amounts of furniture from Ralph Lauren Home which prides itself on only using the finest craftsmen & artisans. They have a Giltwood Carved Chair which is their pinnacle chair….however it does not compare in anyway to the Dundas Chair created for me.

The carving is as crisp and deep as you can imagine. The carvings stand out in 3 dimensions as you are looking at the chair bringing the whole chair to life. The proportions are so well balanced. It is simply superb and stands out as an exceptional & elegant chair.

Without sounding repetitive I really love this chair…Jayesh Patel