" I gave Peter a wooden trunk with a clock and a family of mice inside,hoping that he could do something with the clock. The clock was rebuilt and is fantastic to look at. I also sent 5 writing and sewing boxes that my mother wanted removed from her house. Peter revived the boxes and we returned them to my mother,who was very moved and delighted to have these back as she remembered as a child. I enjoy passing things to Peter to restore. He was highly recommended to me by an Antique Dealer friend in West Wales "

Sarah Mackay For Thomas Davies and Co (London) ltd


" Peter Mingay is a cabinet maker of the finest traditional standards. Over the past two decades he has restored for me several pieces of quality antique furniture to an extremely high standard and recently crafted a very fine cabinet to house an important trophy. I have always been very satisfied with Peter’s craftsmanship and found the prices he has charged for the quality of his work to be consistently reasonable. I have no hesitation in recommending him. "

Alastair Walters, Saffron Walden


" Peter has repaired and restored 2 barometers of mine. His undoubted skills in his field coupled with his charming expertise makes Peter a pleasure to do business with. You know that you will get the best service with good advice at a reasonable price. Thank you Peter - more work on the way! "

Nicholas Keen


"We have almost lost count of the furniture we have entrusted to Peter Mingay. Whatever the quality of the piece, and however good or bad it's condition, his restorations have been both sound and sensitive, and we have always been delighted with the transformation. He gives realistic advice, and his charges are sensible. In a word, we would strongly recommend him."

Henry Bennett


"Dear Mr Mingay Amanda and I are very pleased with the restoration of our Victorian chest of drawers. We were always fully confident that you would do a professional job based on the restoration of my grandmothers barometer that I inherited. I will certainly recommend your work to anyone that is looking to have a piece of furniture restored."

John Wenham


"Highly skilled,Absolutely first class, a delight to deal with."

M.R.M . Cambridgeshire


"I have had dealings with Littlebury for some 20 years restoring my clocks and barometers. I have been very happy with the service. "

DC Essex



Dear Peter, 

Thank you for bringing back our sewing box last week. 

We were amazed at how beautiful you have made it look - it was in such a scruffy state when we left it with you! 

When we found the note from Nick's uncle reminding us that it had been in the family for a long time and requesting that it should stay there, we weren't sure what to do. Thanks for your advice and patience while we made up our mind. Your skill and attention to detail in restoring and replacing the original parts inside and out - all the  bits of veneer, the internal dividers and the little Victorian castor - have made it a delight to have around now. 

With best wishes 

Nick and Katherine Hewish