Team Profiles

Meet the Team


Dene Upholstery.

Clock Repairs and Sales

Since its establishment in 1980 Canterbury Clocks and Watches has developed a reputation for being one of Australia’s foremost horological centres.

Canterbury Clocks and Watches maintain a philosophy of performing all restoration work in a manner sympathetic to the originality of the clock or watch. In their superbly equipped workshop, they can undertake the most challenging restoration or repair to the highest standard. Their clock and watchmakers possess between them a combined experience of over 60 years in the horological trade.

Furniture Maker/Repair

Versailles Fine Furniture is one of a small group of artisans who continue the craft in the time-honoured traditional way, handcrafting timber into superb furniture.

Versailles Fine Furniture creations are one off pieces that grace the homes of some of Melbourne’s famous names. They like to work with antique reproductions and the loving restoration of period furniture which is often received by Australia’s leading antique dealers.

Their handcrafted furniture is an excellent investment. As the beautiful timbers become rare in the future and the costs of labour rise, to say nothing of the disappearing skills of the craft, the once off, individually designed and hand crafted piece is guaranteed to appreciate in future years.

All of their furniture is designed and made in Melbourne Australia.

Glass Replacement Services – Mitcham, VIC.

Rex Banfield specialises in metal repairs. Based in Mt Waverley, his services include:

– Coat hooks for hall stands
– Umbrella drip trays for hall stands
– Handles repairs (door cabinets, etc)
– Brass wear repairs
– Cast iron repairs
– Locks and keys
– Table winder repairs or new winders custom made
– Captains chair repairs
– Piano stools


In the Graeme Brown store, you will find possibly the biggest range of hardware and restoration supplies in Australia. Their catalogue specialises in cabinet hardware with a wider choice of mostly exclusive products.

As a qualified cabinet maker for fifty five years and over forty eight years involvement in the antique trade, Graeme Brown is well placed to assist french polishers, upholsterers and furniture makers generally.

Yarra Brae Improvements.

Mark is a musical instrument maker, specialising in early keyboard instruments, including pipe organ and harpsichord repairs. He is also an artist and undertakes detailed decorating (gold leafing) and stenciling.

When working with Hecdar Heritage, Mark carries out painted finishes, as well as specialty repairs to finishes.



Dean Phipps is an Melbourne based photographer with over 25 years’ experience working for a range of commercial clients including health care organisations, large corporations and boutique design firms.

Dean is interested in the impact new technologies will have on photography. His specialty areas include architecture, interiors, portraits and product shots.

Dean works with Hecdar Heritage to create photo documentation of rare crafts.
0419 550 626

Top Form Upholstery
110-112 Nicholson St East Brunswick Vic
European trained

Darren McBride works with Steve from Victorian gold stamping.

Steve can be contacted on 0407 549 320 or via email