Marble Hill House Revival

Jonathan Sainsbury Commissions

Marble Hill House is possibly the loveliest English Palladian villa I have visited. Set in 66 acres of magnificent riverside parkland near Richmond, it is a Georgian masterpiece. So, it was a huge pleasure to be invited by English Heritage …

the rebirth of an english country house

St Giles Mirrors for the Earl of Shaftesbury

Jonathan Sainsbury Books

One of the most thrilling commissions we have had recently, with a fascinating story behind it, was for a pair of magnificent mirrors for my dear friend Nick Ashley-Cooper, the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury…

Pitzhanger Manor

Pitzhanger Manor Revealed

Jonathan Sainsbury Commissions

I have long been an admirer of Sir John Soane. In fact, my home in Dorset which features a fabulous collection of artistic schools and styles ranging from the ancient world to the early nineteenth century, has often been likened by friends to the Sir John Soane Museum! …

The New Elegance

The New Elegance by Timothy Corrigan

Jonathan Sainsbury Books

We have worked alongside top American interior designer Timothy Corrigan for many years and so are thrilled to have some of our projects showcased so beautifully in Timothy’s recently launched book, ‘The New Elegance’. In the book he shares eleven …

Furniture Inspiration

Take Inspiration from our NEW website page

Jonathan Sainsbury Website

The aim of our new Inspiration page is to give you an alternative source of beautiful furniture designs. We hope it will give you an immediate indication of the broad range of furniture that we can make…

Temple of Poseidon

Temple of Poseidon (or Hera)

Jonathan Sainsbury Tales from the workshop

Although we are best known for our classical furniture we are also skilled at creating replica models of ancient classical buildings from architectural drawings. One such recent commission was for a replica of the truly impressive Temple of Poseidon (or Hera), at Paestum, by a client in Oxfordshire who is a Grand Tour collector…

Thomas Hope Carved Egyptian Figures

Thomas Hope Carved Egyptian Figures

Jonathan Sainsbury Tales from the workshop

Recently we were asked to carve a fabulous pair of Thomas Hope Greyhounds for Buscot Park in Oxfordshire. These were a very famous model which have been missing for many years. When they were finished I was so delighted that it led me to think about another famous missing item by Thomas Hope, a Life-size pair of Egyptian figures…

Thomas Hope Settee

Thomas Hope Settee delights at Deepdene!

Jonathan Sainsbury Jaunts

Last month we were delighted to make a trip to the Deepdene Estate, former home of the renowned Regency designer, Thomas Hope. We were there to safely install our latest piece of furniture, the Thomas Hope Settee and to support the successful opening of the Deepdene Trail. Thanks to a heritage lottery grant, Mole Valley District Council has opened the grounds of the Deepdene Estate to visitors, land previously closed to the public for over 70 years…

Bespoke Dressing Room Island

Jonathan Sainsbury Tales from the workshop

If you have plenty of space a dressing room island, like this one we have recently completed for a country house, provides the ultimate in luxury and design. The expertise in craftsmanship is evident throughout: the whole island is covered in fine hand dyed calf hide with white gold tooling and each draw has a bespoke interior finish. The design features allow for everything from jewellery to shoes and accessories to clothing to be easily stored and organised…

Carving a niche by Jonathan Sainsbury

Jonathan Sainsbury Comment

I am often asked why we do what we do. Why did we change direction from a successful family antiques business to designing and creating wonderful reproduction furniture?

During my early years in the family business, when my passion lay solely in finding and supplying high-end antiques, there was no limit to my frustration at being unable to source items which were extremely difficult, if not impossible, to come by. Now, with our ability to make exactly what is required for the client, this constant disappointment has been replaced by a passion to create the very best in furniture design…