The Narain family have been known to the writer for well over 25 years firstly through the association we have had with Mr
Roy Narain the father and after his retirement his son Mr Rajesh Narain.
My company is engaged in the collection, restoration and retail selling of genuine antiques. We have been members of the
following professional associations:
The South African Antique, Arts, Association of South Africa N.P.C.
LAPADA. The Association of Art and Antique Dealers In London.
BHI. The British Horological Institute In The U.K.
AHI. Antique Horological Association In The U.K.
Mr Rajesh Narain has worked exclusively for our company for the restoration of our Antique Clocks, Antique Boxes and
Antique Furniture which are required to be restored strictly in terms of the antiquarian guidelines.
He is possessed of exceptional skills in the following restoration of antiques in the following fields:
1. French Polishing.
2. Marquetry and Parquetry repairs.
3. Fretwork Repairs
4. Inlay Repairs
5. Re veneering specialist.
6. Restoration and colour matching.
7. Custom made furniture in fields other than antiques.
I can confirm without reservation that the work he has undertaken for our company has been of an exceptionally
He is an honest and ethical man of sober habits and I would have no hesitation of recommending his work and skills to any
other outside party.
Roger England Antiques
Rajesh Narain has worked for me as an antique restorer in the past
for a period of five years before leaving to branch out on his own some three years previously.
His workmanship is without a doubt of the finest quality and I can highly recommend him to
anyone who may require his services.He is honest and diligent and has a pleasant disposition.
We wish him luck in his future endeavours.
Antiques And Bygones
Rajesh has worked for me as a restorer on a freelance basis
for many years. His work as a restorer, polisher and cabinet maker is of a high
standard and his attention to detail is excellent.
I have great pleasure in recommending him in the antique
furniture field, his knowledge, ability and conscientious
approach to his work is commendable.
Member : South African Antique Dealers Association
Storm Ferguson Antiques
This letter serves to confirm that I have known RAJESH NARAIN in the
capacity of an Antique Restorer, French Polisher and Carpenter for the past
twenty years. He was originally employed by his father who attended to all
the restoration work which I required in my previous business and has
consistently attended to all my restoration requirements in the ensuing years.
I highly recommend him as an Antique and related furniture restorer, his
work is utterly professional and of an extremely high standard which is not
easily attained in South Africa today. He is to my knowledge absolutely
honest and trustworthy, polite and courteous at all times and has on many
occasions over the years done repair work onsite at clients of mines homes
and has always left a positive impression and satisfied clients. He has a
remarkable understanding of wood and most particularly of the very delicate
patina that evolves over time on antique furniture. Once lost it is impossible
to recreate and can severely devalue a piece of furniture. Rajesh is extremely
responsible in the preservation of these intangible advantages to particular
pieces of furniture and has always been willing to discuss the process of the
work and liaise openly with me during the restoration process.
Cannon And Cannon Auctioneers
I have known Rajesh Narain in a business capacity for over 20 years.
During this time I have commissioned him to do many furniture restorations on important valuable pieces of
antique furniture for myself as well as for customers of mine.
Rajesh is diligent, reliable, trustworthy and hard working. I believe he is one of the best antique furniture
restorers in South Africa. He is also a master cabinet maker and produces items of furniture of a very high standard. He is totally self taught and commands and exceptionally high work ethic and standard for himself.
I would recommend Rajesh to any of my discerning clients for furniture restoration and cabinet making.
If you have any questions regarding Rajesh please do not hesitate to contact me.
DAVID CANNON DMS Dip S.B.M C.I.E.A
COMMISSIONER OF OATHS AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE