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Our History

Discover the long and cultural depth of our history.

Holliday and Sons housed in one of Christchurch’s oldest existing buildings a two-story wooden building with original veranda over the footpath.

The downstairs is our showroom, upstairs office and 6 generations of family history as well as the large and comprehensive reference library. Out the back our traditional workshop.

The workshop is run on our traditional methods of best practice with natural materials. Currently under the direction of Jason Holliday who is the sixth generation to pass on our knowledge. We are very proud of our workshop experience!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We recommend that oil should never be used on period furniture, as this soaks through the polish and into the timber and creates a surface that the polish can not adhere to. Thus slowly stripping the patina off your piece. Wax (a wax without the silicone) on the other hand is the natural and only way of building a patina that gives that natural glow and long lasting protection .

  • Yes we do feel free to email us with some photos or give us a ring to discuss this in more detail


We are very proud of our workshop experience! Contact us today to arrange a consultation.


20 Papanui Road,
New Zealand


+64 3 355 4117