Jonathan has been running his own business called Jonathan Shirley for 30 years, a family business creating beautiful furniture for its customers all over the country.
Passion has always been at the heart of the business. He cares deeply about his work with furniture, and his strong influence and commitment to uncompromising standards of workmanship are always evident. With a team of dedicated craftsmen, Jonathan enjoys close, long-term relationships with customers, his unassuming style ever popular.
Furniture is not just his business, though – it’s his life. He started studying design, then furniture design and making, and went on to work as a French polisher in London and locally as a cabinet maker.
In 1989, Jonathan won a coveted place on the British Antique Dealers Association course in Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture at the elite West Dean College near Chichester.
Now at Tin House Studio with a fully equipped traditional workshop, and a small select team of handpicked staff, Jonathan Shirley still restores furniture which includes veneer work, marquetry, traditional wax polishing and upholstery.