About Us ...
WHAT WE DO ...
Molloy Restoration provides a nationwide furniture restoration, conservation and polishing service. We specialise in the restoration and conservation of antique furniture and wooden pieces. We team the precision and discipline of the institutionally trained conservator with the knowledge and skill of the master cabinet maker through a combination of state of the art methods and age old techniques. We constantly strive to push the harmony and quality of restoration and conservation to levels never before possible. We pride ourselves on our dedication to quality, value, project transparency and above all, customer satisfaction.
OUR HISTORY ...
In 1980 James and Anne Molloy built a small workshop on the foothills of Sliabh Bhui in County Wexford. As a traditional period joiner James understood the importance of preserving and employing traditional tooling methods and techniques in all aspects of his work. With a dedication to quality and traditional craftsmanship James established the Restoration Legacy, where he specialised in period joinery restoration, furniture restoration, and period staircase production.
From the age of 12, Maurice Molloy began working and training with his father James. Long Summer days were now dedicated to period reproduction of Georgian sash windows and the restoration of period staircases. At the age of 18, with a love for conservation and an established woodworking skillset, Maurice was accepted into Letterfrack Furniture College, Ireland’s leading school of woodworking excellence. Here he studied Furniture Restoration and Conservation, from 2001 to 2004, under some of Europe's most renowned conservators.
During his time in Letterfrack College, Maurice began his apprenticeship study under David Marshall; a Master in his field, recognised as a world class Irish Georgian furniture restorer. Under the guidance of David, Maurice built experience, knowledge, and a flair for pure traditional finishing techniques, carving, and material selection.
Upon graduating from Letterfrack College in 2004, Maurice realised the need for an Irish conservation company that would bring true restoration and conservation practices to everybody, combining the museum conservation approach with the skill and superior craftsmanship he had grown up with.
Thus in 2006 Molloy Restoration was born. Maurice was first accepted into the National Guild as a Master Craftsman and shortly after, accepted into the Design and Craft Council of Ireland as a traditional finishing specialist due to his period finishing works. Most recently, in August 2016, Maurice has become a member of ICRI; Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland. Maurice continues to studies to this day, broadening and expanding his skillset.
Molloy Restoration was built from a foundation of hard work and dedication to quality. It possesses a rare passion for the traditional techniques, materials, and tooling. This purist approach to conservation and restoration has given the company the ability to work on some of Ireland’s finest pieces and managed projects shipped from all over the world.