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E & A Wates Furniture Restoration, Soft Furnishing and Interior Design


E & A Wates Ltd Business FOR SALE

Unique family business E & A Wates Ltd (est 1900) is for sale.

MD Roger Wates explains, a great opportunity exists to purchase our business and take it forward by focusing on the furniture restoration, soft furnishing and interior design facets we currently offer.

The business will need a new home from April 2021. We are very well known throughout London and especially in South London where we have worked for home owners, hotels, embassies, museums, galleries and Parliament.

Our services include:

  • Reupholstery
  • French polishing
  • Furniture restoration, caning, rushing, gilding, curtain and blind making and a full interior design practice.

Certain staff may also be happy to transfer to a new owner.

We are selling our name, website, established client base and goodwill along with workshop stock, equipment, and a full fabric library. If necessary we can split the soft furnishing and design side from our restoration side.

Our retail offering, where we sell new furniture and accessories, has been adversely affected in recent years and will close in April 2021.

Should you wish to discuss the options available please email Roger Wates to roger@eawates.com

Doors closing at unique furnishing business E & A Wates after 120 years

E & A Wates shop front at 82 - 84 Mitcham Lane, London SW16 6NT in 2020

E & A Wates furniture showroom on Mitcham Lane, SW16 first established in 1900, now sold.

The Directors and Staff at E & A Wates would like to thank the thousands of customers who have loyally supported our business over many decades. It is with great sadness that we announce that from early March 2021 our business will close.

For many traditional retailers the last few years have been tough, but with the additional onset of COVID-19 we have taken the decision to close the business and have sold the property.

Over the last 120 years we have greatly enjoyed furnishing thousands of local properties. We have also undertaken restoration and soft furnishing work at embassies, hotels, businesses and institutions such as the Houses of Parliament and the National Trust. Together with our community involvement, we would like to believe we have left our mark in a positive way.

We are now launching our final sale… our Closing Down Sale, which includes hundreds of amazing bargains. This will be a real opportunity to purchase new furniture, accessories, gifts and antiques at one-off prices.

Please be reassured that all customer’s existing orders for furniture, soft furnishings and restoration work are secure and will be completed before we close.

Most items are on our website which will be regularly updated: eawates.com and we will operate a click and collect/deliver service or phone: 020 8769 2205 to discuss.

Many grateful thanks for your loyal custom and faithful support.

Roger Wates MD

7 January 2021

Bespoke upholsterer E & A Wates switches to PPE during COVID-19    

Foam visor components provided by E & A Wates worn by NHS hospital staff

NHS staff wearing the reusable visors during COVID-19. Visors have been delivered to 21 hospitals across London. Photo reproduced with permission.

E & A Wates furniture workshop redeployed to supply frontline NHS equipment across London

In its 120th year, SW London interior specialist E & A Wates has switched their workshop furniture restoration work from high quality reupholstery to critical personal protective equipment (PPE).

E & A Wates showroom and workshop are temporarily closed in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). This week, with teams working at a safe distance behind the scenes, E & A Wates have supplied and cut foam to assist in making over 4,300 visors for NHS frontline staff within 21 hospitals in London and neighbouring counties with potential for another 2,500 components if required.

The visors are being made in conjunction with a prop maker Faye Jones and over 60 colleagues who crowdsourced the project so the visors can be donated to NHS hospital staff, the visors can be sterilised and reused after each shift. So far the group have made 6,650 visors with 3,200 planned for production over the Easter weekend.

E & A Wates' upholsterer Tom cutting foam visor components while the workshop is closed during Covid-19.

Upholsterer Tom works in isolation at E & A Wates workshop cutting foam to make reusable visors for NHS staff during COVID-19.The foam headbands are ready to be delivered to the visor-making team (60 separate makers) who have currently distributed 3990 visors (3165 to London Hospitals and 825 to neighbouring counties).

8 April 2020


E & A Wates
Furniture Showroom
Closing Down Sale

Find extraordinary discounts and clearance prices on stock home furnishings, dining and living furniture, lamps, mirrors, cushions and rugs.

New Furniture & Home Accessories Sale

Antique Furniture Sale

Watch our skilled craftspeople at work

Filmed in E & A Wates furniture restoration workshop, one-minute videos.

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