In this 20×30-minute series, antiques expert Eric Knowles and a talented team of antiques restorers invite members of the public to a roadshow, set within the grounds of some of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes. The public bring along their damaged heirlooms and attic treasures in the hope that they can be restored.
Items are appraised and valued before restoration and viewers will discover the back story and history of the item, plus the reason the owner would like to see them returned to their former glory.
The restorers set to work: we learn many of the tricks of the trade about caring for antiques and we see the highly skilled forensic process involved in restoring damaged items. Meanwhile, we also find out about a major restoration that has been going on at the stately location.
Finally, the restored pieces are revealed to their owners. But do they want to keep them or sell them at auction? And, if so, can they make a bigger profit than they would have made from being sold damaged?