JW Mundy & Son Restoring For The Future
JW Mundy & SonRestoring For The Future 

Company History

Jim Mundy served his 4 year French Polishing apprenticeship at the renowned High Wycombe furniture firm Nicholls & Jaynes, and continued to work there for a few years. He started in business on his own in 1958 as JW Mundy. His father had also been a French polisher in the Maidenhead area before him, so the name of Mundy and polishing in the Maidenhead area had already been linked together for two generations.

The work continued to come in from both private and trade customers, and advertising for work soon became history as his reputation grew, indeed, the company today still only needs recommendations to keep busy. 

In 1984 Jim was joined in the firm by his son Dave, who had been around the  workshop since he could walk! The name was changed to JW Mundy & Son to let the world know about this development and so the third generation of Mundy was busy polishing in Maidenhead.

The type of work now undertaken has changed somewhat over the years, the early years were mainly spent just French Polishing, the actual furniture restoration side has increased in recent times, with the leather top trade increasing every year since we started doing it in 1986. However, French Polishing is still our first priority.

Sadly, Jim is no longer with us, having passed away at the age of 89, just two years after he took retirement. Dave is now joined in the business by his wife Claire, who can be found around the workshop or indeed transporting pieces of furniture. The workshop continues to be a busy place, thankfully there is always a lot to do, with Claire trying her hardest to organise Dave both in the workshop and in the home!

We are still at the same premises in Maidenhead as when it all started in 1958. Things have changed a little bit, but not much, we still only use the traditional french polish, never using a spray finish as most polishers now use. Our aim is still to get the piece of furniture looking its best for you, listening to how you would like it to look, and acting accordingly. The main aim is customer satisfaction and service.

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