E & A Wates, Interior Specialists, Est 1900, furniture shop, restoration services, interior design sample library
Ready to meet every furnishing challenge

Enquiry? Please check our faq's or call 020 8769 2205
Visit us E & A Wates, 82-84 Mitcham Lane, London SW16 6NR, customer parking behind our showroom map
Open Mon - Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm, closed on Bank Holidays

Christmas 2019 - Early closing Christmas Eve Tue 24 December 2019 reopening Mon 30 December 2019. Closed New Years Day Wed 1 Jan 2020.

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15% off showroom stock sofas, chairs & dining furniture*

Tetrad Alnwick sofa with Mulberry Home fabrics at E & A Wates.

Bohemian charm and country elegance

Alnwick sofa in Mulberry Home velvet with leather arms, hardwood frame, serpentine sprung seat, walnut turned legs and hand-studded arms made in the UK.

*15% offer applies to furniture purchased for pre-Christmas 2019 delivery.

Dining range Brunel combines a chalk oak finish with gunmetal to create a contemporary look. Choose between a fixed or swivel dining chair, elliptical or rectangular dining tables and flexible storage, all with a 45-degree oak veneer pattern on the cabinet fascias.

Fresh new décor
New season fabric and wallpaper
from leading
fabric houses

Harlequin Jardin Boheme fabric & wallpaper reproduced with permission.

Gifts & accessories
Emerging designers, art, cushions, photo frames, mirrors and clocks. 

Woodcutts original laser cut wall art.

Furniture & upholstery
To complement all
living styles and schemes

Contemporary Ginevra chair reproduced with permission

Trade secrets
Bespoke furnishings for interior designers

Commercial upholstery and furnishings supplied to the retail sector worldwide.

Reupholstery & covers
Choose a new look and relove your upholstery.
See the transformation.

Drop end sofa reupholstered in Urban London by Timorous Beasties

Restoration & repolishing 
Restoring furniture for generations
French polishing, gilding and caning

Detail of our French polisher at work on a dining table in E & A Wates' restoration workshop.

Local icons
We have an exclusive range of home accessories based on Ordnance Survey mapping of our area. Locate your road, the Commons or your favourite landmarks on mugs, cushions, trays and cards. All beautifully made in Britain.

Framed local icons
Images of London landmarks including Battersea Power Station and Clapham bandstand from local artists.


Iconic London landmarks photographic prints, various colours, two sizes

Home accessories
We have British made mugs, cushions, trays, cards, wall art and even a deckchair celebrating our local area. OS map featuring Tooting, Balham and Streatham.

Luxe cushions
Embroidered linen, feather-filled cushions in various colours commissioned by E & A Wates. British made.


Fabulous Furzedown scatter cushion from a range exclusive to E & A Wates

Meet E & A Wates furniture restorers and craftspeople

One hour guided tours of E & A Wates furniture restoration workshop can be arranged for small groups. Working with beautiful pieces of furniture from all periods we show you our restoration process. Meet the craftspeople involved and see their skills at work. Please contact us to arrange a guided tour.

From an antique chaise longue to a French rocking chair you'll get to understand the materials we use including horse hair and traditional coil springs.

Antique restoration
Split timber, missing veneer and precious inlay are daily challenges, find out how we deal with them and the perils of woodworm.

French polishing
Enjoy furniture being brought back to life! We remove fading, ring and water marks and stain new timber repairs to blend in with old patination.

Fine gold and silver leaf is applied to create and repair beautiful mirror and picture frames and decorate fine furniture.

Cane and rush work  
From a bergère cane chair to an Arts and Crafts rush seat the beauty can be restored.

Crafts demonstrations
E & A Wates take part in the Decorative Fair, London, with live crafts demonstrations. We usually have a small number of complimentary tickets at our showroom prior to the Fair. Save the date.

Welcome to E & A Wates
Take a virtual tour of our furniture showroom, interior design library and restoration workshop.

Winter Furniture SALE and clearance

Begins 9.30am, Mon 30 December 2019 at E & A Wates.

E & A Wates design service

Contact us for a free informal consultation.
Room redesign
Coordinate your scheme from our huge selection of wallpaper and carpet samples.

Fresh ideas
Advice on curtains and blinds, cushions and headboards, made-to-measure.

Furniture restoration
French polishing, caning, rushing, gilding and furniture repair.
New upholstery and loose covers
Revive favourite furniture from the frame up.

Antique furniture for sale

Find restored gems on sale here, reconditioned vintage and mid-century furniture for sale in our showroom. Deco chair £1495.

Art Deco chair restored and reupholstered by E & A Wates

Furnishing a Legacy
The E & A Wates
story from 1900 to the present day.

Watch our skilled craftspeople
Filmed in our workshop one-minute videos.

Photographs are subject to copyright, supplied to E & A Wates with permission and not to be copied or reproduced.

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