complete restoration services provided by a seasoned, European trained
artisan who has an intimate understanding of old world techniques and
traditions that are so crucial for successful restorations.
in Boulle marquetry furniture, and other types of inlays from the 17th,
18th, and 19th centuries. Each restoration is performed
utilizing the knowledge and techniques of the old masters, and whenever
possible, using the same tools and materials*. Animal protein based glues
are used to match the adhesives used in the original piece while respecting
the deontological obligation of reversibility.
pieces are replicated in minute detail. Every piece is hand cut using the
same precious woods* or other rare materials* the original piece was constructed
from. When required, we will match the original engraving of the piece
by imitating, as closely as possible, the style of the original engraver.
Missing bronze ornaments and decorative moldings are replaced by casting
new pieces, hand finishing them and gild when appropriate.
We also handle
other types of restoration work by utilizing the finest experts in their
respective fields as the need arises.
Our idea of
successful restoration is when the finished piece looks like it never needed
restoration in first place, but has been lovingly kept in one family for
To show that
antiques can be brought back from almost complete ruin, samples of our
work are supplied for your perusal.
For more information,
or if you would like to contact us, our address is:
P.O. Box 34046
to endangered species laws, some materials can only be obtained from salvaged
pieces -- thus supply is very limited, substitutes may have to be used.