​​​​​​French Polishing & Furniture Restoration
antique & modern furniture, staircases & floors

White Colne, Essex
07766 712 427

Lance Anthony Gooden is skilled in traditional and contemporary furniture restoration techniques. Beginning his career in 1984 as an apprentice, he trained and then worked, for prominent antique dealers in Suffolk and Essex. Lance's work was regularly sent to auction houses and showrooms across the country. In 1995 he established his own workshop: L.A. Polishers, in the North Essex village of White Colne near Halstead and Colchester.


For 20 years L.A. Polishers has maintained an enviable reputation with clients in East Anglia and London, demonstrating exceptional levels of craftsmanship and expertise. Central to the success of this small family business is an extensive knowledge of antique furniture and restoration methods, combined with an attention to detail and a desire to bring out the beauty in every piece that comes into the workshop.


Based in White Colne, near Colchester in Essex, the workshop is well situated for commissions in East Anglia and London. Pickups / deliveries can be arranged. On-site work e.g. wooden staircases, floors, doors and panelling are also a specialism.