The Restoration Yard
Buying and selling antiques is a constantly evolving business. To succeed you have to stand out from the crowd. In the world of re-imagined antiques, dealer and expert restorer Gary Wallis is King, and he and his team are masters at turning the tired and unloved into high end pieces, and turning a tidy profit from their work.
This series focuses on Gary and his team as they turn the rusty and worn into objects of beauty with a contemporary twist. From furniture, to lighting, to war and car memorabilia to standout retail window pieces and modern stately home dressings, this isn’t just up-cycling, it’s creating breath-taking products that collectors and dealers alike are desperate to get their hands on. Using lost techniques and high end craftsmanship, each episode will follow Gary on his quest to buy items with huge hidden potential. We’ll see his network of dealers come to his warehouse and workshop to sell to him as well as following Gary on buying trips to root out hidden diamonds in the rough. Each new item Gary buys will be brought into his workshop and either handed to one of his skilled team or taken on by Gary himself, to be re-invented and given a new lease of life before being taken to auction or sold to a network of dealers and private clients.
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