E & A Wates, Interior Specialists, Est 1900, furniture shop, restoration services, interior design sample library
Ready to meet every furnishing challenge

Enquiry? Please check our faq's or call 020 8769 2205
Visit us E & A Wates, 82-84 Mitcham Lane, London SW16 6NR, customer parking behind our showroom map
Open Mon - Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm, closed on Bank Holidays

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Luxurious hand-made home accessories in our spring collection

Baa Stool foot stool in teal sheepskin at E & A Wates for Mother's Day, gifts for him and for her..

Handmade, luxury sheepskin hardwood footstool with a removable cover available in natural shades of Ivory, Chocolate, Rare Breed and a range of dyed fashion colours; Aubergine, Mink and Slate Grey, Teal, Dragon Red, Cornflower Blue, Baby Pink, Cerise and Coal Black. Made in Britain, also available as a bar stool and matching cushions.

Fresh new décor
New season fabric and wallpaper
from leading
fabric houses

Harlequin Jardin Boheme fabric & wallpaper reproduced with permission.

Gifts & accessories
Emerging designers, art, cushions, photo frames, mirrors and clocks. 

Woodcutts original laser cut wall art.

Furniture & upholstery
To complement all
living styles and schemes

Contemporary Ginevra chair reproduced with permission

Trade secrets
Bespoke furnishings for interior designers

Commercial upholstery and furnishings supplied to the retail sector worldwide.

Reupholstery & covers
Choose a new look and relove your upholstery.
See the transformation.

Drop end sofa reupholstered in Urban London by Timorous Beasties

Restoration & repolishing 
Restoring furniture for generations
French polishing, gilding and recaning

Detail of our French polisher at work on a dining table in E & A Wates' restoration workshop.

Local icons
We have an exclusive range of home accessories based on Ordnance Survey mapping of our area. Locate your road, the Commons or your favourite landmarks on mugs, cushions, trays and cards. All beautifully made in Britain.

Framed local icons £48
Images of London landmarks including Battersea Power Station and Clapham bandstand from local artists.


Iconic London landmarks photographic prints, various colours, two sizes

Home accessories
We have British made mugs, cushions, trays, cards, wall art and even a deckchair celebrating our local area. OS map featuring Tooting, Balham and Streatham.

Luxe cushions £46
Embroidered linen, feather-filled cushions in various colours commissioned by E & A Wates. British made.


Fabulous Furzedown scatter cushion from a range exclusive to E & A Wates

Meet E & A Wates furniture restorers

One hour guided tours of E & A Wates furniture restoration workshop can be arranged for small groups. Working with beautiful pieces of furniture from all periods we show you our restoration process. Meet the craftspeople involved and see their skills at work.

From an antique chaise longue to a French rocking chair you'll get to understand the materials we use including horse hair and traditional coil springs.
Antique restoration
Split timber, missing veneer and precious inlay are daily challenges, find out how we deal with them and the perils of woodworm.
French polishing
Enjoy furniture being brought back to life! We remove fading, ring and water marks and stain new timber repairs to blend in with old patination.
Fine gold and silver leaf is applied to create and repair beautiful mirror and picture frames and decorate fine furniture.

Caning and rush work  
From a bergère cane chair to an Arts and Crafts rush seat the beauty is restored.

Welcome to E & A Wates
Take a virtual tour of our furniture showroom, interior design library and restoration workshop.

E & A Wates design service
Call us for a free informal consultation.

Room redesign
Coordinate your scheme from our huge selection of wallpaper and carpet samples.

Fresh ideas
Advice on curtains and blinds, cushions and headboards, made-to-measure.

Furniture restoration
French polishing, caning, rushing, gilding and furniture repair.
New upholstery and loose covers
Revive favourite furniture from the frame up.

E & A Wates workshop tours and demonstrations.

Antique furniture for sale

Find restored gems on sale here, reconditioned vintage and mid-century furniture for sale in our showroom. Deco chair £1495.

Art Deco chair restored and reupholstered by E & A Wates

Furnishing a Legacy
The E & A Wates
story from 1900 to the present day.

Watch our skilled craftspeople
Filmed in our workshop one-minute videos.

Photographs are subject to copyright, supplied to E & A Wates with permission and not to be copied or reproduced.

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