Who we are

About Bates

Bates French Polishers have been providing high quality, traditional furniture restoration services since 1963.

We specialise in restoring antique to modern furniture using top tradespeople with traditional skills. We can bring your treasured pieces back to life for you and future generations to enjoy and cherish.

We always work sympathetically with your furniture using aged, recycled wood and matching original hardware – such as handles and locks, new bevelled mirrors and leadlight repairs. We have extensive experience repairing furniture, for example, damaged chairs, drawer runners – most times replaced in hardwood for extended durability and table bases.

Bates French Polishers East Brisbane


Our landmark maroon with green front building occupies the corner of Stanley and Caswell Streets in East Brisbane, see our Contact Us page for a Google map.


Ed Bates is a second-generation craftsman with many years of experience, providing high-quality French Polishing, Furniture Restoration and Quality Upholstery services to South East Queensland.

We take pride in our workmanship and have grown through word of mouth establishing a high percentage of repeat clientele.

Get in touch to see if we can help with your furniture polishing, restoration or upholstery project. (07) 3391 2553