Yannick Chastang

Art Expertise and Conservation of Decorative Arts


Yannick Chastang has conserved pieces belonging to museums and private collections from all around the world. His client list includes (amongst others) the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the Duke of Devonshire, the Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Bedford, the Duke of Northumberland and many more owners of British stately homes. In 2008 he studied and conserved an important Boulle coffer on stand for the Lewis Walpole Library (Yale University) in Farmington, Connecticut, the project was made possible by a grant from the Getty Foundation. Since 2010 he has conserved several pieces of furniture for Chatsworth (the Duke of Devonshire); the two rare and unique pietre dure cabinets on stand, made by Domenico Cucci in 1686 for Louis XIV’s Versailles (the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle), the 3.5-metre-tall lacquer cabinet by Dubois at Waddesdon Manor (National Trust, see: www.waddesdon.org.uk ), and, more recently, a 17th century cabinet at the Fitzwilliam Museum, cabinet accepted in “lieu of inheritance tax”.

Between 2005 and 2019, Yannick Chastang ran a workshop with up to 6 conservators, prioritising conservation projects for museums, trusts and private collectors. In 2020, as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, Yannick decided to return to working alone. He can now offer a very personalised service to his clients.

Yannick Chastang still enjoys making marquetry furniture and continues to make top-quality bespoke furniture and marquetry panels. Please follow the link www.marquetrycentre.com for more details.