About Us

Based in Priddy’s Hard, Antiques Repair Shop specialise in modern and antique furniture restoration and conservation across Gosport, Fareham, Portsmouth, Winchester and Southampton in Hampshire.

After 38 years associated with the Antiques trade, Justin Newman set up Antiques Repair Shop in Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport. Within 3 years, the business had sufficiently grown to move into Building 307, Priddy’s Hard which is sited at the Old Royal Naval Armament Depot next to Explosion Museum.


Justin’s career includes the following where he gained much experience in his field:

  • The Royal Household and St Georges College –  Senior Conservator based at Windsor Castle from 2005 to 2020
  • Sotheby’s Fine Art Auctions – Restorer & Polisher
  • Richard Higgins Conservation – specialising in Early English Clock Cases and Barometers
  • Charles Manners & Co – across the USA replicating panelled rooms and libraries in the manner of the eminent 18th century architect Robert Adam


Starting his career in 1986 as an antique restorer in Wickham, Justin completed the City & Guilds Furniture Craft Course at Highbury College in Portsmouth while working in the antiques trade.

In 1992, he focused on a full-time Furniture Conservation course at Rycotewood College in Oxford.

Justin was awarded with a full scholarship at the renowned West Dean College, completing a British Antique Dealers Association Diploma, Furniture Restoration and Conservation in 1995.

Justin is also a member of The British Watch and Clockmakers Guild.

Please contact Justin for further information.

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