Client Testimonials

What our clients say

The cabinets are killer, absolutely killer. I can’t wait to see the client’s response.

Charlotte Moss

Young Sainsbury is a cheeky little sausage with the most wonderful eye for detail. His work is extraordinary and it has been a great pleasure working with him. If you want the world’s best service from a company that really cares then Jonathan is your man..

Sir Rod Stewart The Legend and party boy !!!

Undertaking any project with someone by your side who is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and blessed with an irrepressible “can do spirit” is always going to produce a happy outcome… providing they can deliver the goods. Working with Jonathan Sainsbury, one gets all of the above supported by an outstanding team of craftsmen who not only deliver what he promises for but who invariably exceed your expectations in a manner that thoroughly delights. If only everything in life was so enjoyable or pleasing. I would not hesitate for one moment to recommend Jonathan Sainsbury to anyone wishing to create remarkable, hand crafted, bespoke items of the highest order.

James Gaggero

I honestly don’t know anyone who is doing the kind of beautiful work that you are in the world today. Bravo to you. Thank you so much for helping to create so many of the beautiful items in this book…you are truly extraordinary, and I feel so lucky to know you.

Timothy Corrigan, top interior designer and author of The New Elegance – Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today

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

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’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

Conducting business with Jonathan Sainsbury Limited is a great pleasure. Mr. Sainsbury and his support staff are attentive to the smallest details and care deeply about satisfying their clientele. Turnaround is quite reasonable. In a world where savoir faire is diminishing rapidly, Jonathan Sainsbury Limited is committed to maintaining centuries-old techniques and craftsmanship. I rate them very highly.

Michael Simon, Interiors New York

We thought 18thc wood carvers were almost dinosaurs, but Jonathan Sainsbury has created a hothouse, where such rarefied crafts survive – bless him, for what is old is new again in his formidable hands.

Miles Redd LLC, New York

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 - Downtown Abbey

We have been working with Jonathan Sainsbury for many years now across various residential and hospitality projects. They offer an incredible, can do service and create beautiful results. A true gem.

James O'Neil of Bryan O'Sullivan Studio

I am without words!! We had your extraordinarily beautiful pieces delivered and we could not be more thrilled with everything! Truly, each and every piece is exquisite and even more stunning than we imagined. Thank you ever so much for such gorgeous execution, and for making our dreams come true! We are most honored to work with you, and look forward to future projects with you and your superb firm.

Laura Pavlovich, Therese Carmel Interiors & Home, Founder

I visited Pitzhanger yesterday to sign-off the furniture and just want to say I thought it was absolutely beautiful! The quality of the workmanship is exceptional and the colour finish of the timber is exactly what we had in mind. It works perfectly as a modern interpretation of Soane’s original designs: lighter colours and finishes, but still essentially ‘Soanian’ – exactly what we wanted to achieve. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into this project and for your patience in accessing information along the way. The result is a great success – truly magnificent!

Sarah Pollard

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

A company totally dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in quality and design.

Carolyne Roehm

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

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

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

I can’t recall when I first became aware of Jonathan Sainsbury UK Ltd. Perhaps 15 years ago? I can say that I have gotten on their website for years just for the sheer pleasure of looking at  all of their beautiful pieces. It is a wonder to find a company in this day and time that still creates such exquisite masterpieces with such marvellous and meticulous craftsmanship. The quality of the craftsmanship leaps off the website and then there is the joy of seeing the stunning reality of the old world craftsmanship when a finished piece is delivered to your home. Spectacular craftsmanship. Stunning gilt work. Superb quality. Despite serendipity and incredible luck in antique shopping, I was never able to find ‘the perfect 18th century Georgian mirror’ for my front hall, so I contacted Jonathan and he helped me decide upon the perfect mirror. It is a spectacular piece using 18th century chinoiserie motifs in a wonderful Rococo style. It ‘makes’ our front hall – and would make Mr Chippendale very proud indeed. Jonathan and his team are wonderful about staying in touch; sending photos of the piece in process. Dealing with them I have learned that this is very much a family business and a joint exercise in using virtuoso old world techniques. They truly love what they do and take enormous pride in each and every piece. I strongly suspect it is hard for them to see these fabulous finished pieces leave as they have put so much of themselves into each piece. Last year, I bought a wonderful Samson of Paris jardiniere that was crying for an urn stand. Jonathan sent me a photo to consider of one they had made. We used that as a springboard. I played with the photo and sent photos of suggestions for carvings; they in turn sent me drawings of ideas for carvings. Fabulous carvings! It was great fun conferring back and forth until a final decision was reached. The finished piece is perfection. It isn’t just perfectly executed; the carving is crisp and deep, the gilding is perfection and it also has enormous charm and all but speaks. It has become one of my very favourite pieces in a home full of favourite pieces. I am already looking forward to ‘next time!’

A private client in Dallas, Texas