It is with a thoughtful approach and in a spirit of conservation that we work in restoration of furniture and gilded wood.
Furniture restoration begins with an analysis of its structure, state of deterioration and woods used. As it is, the state of all the woods guides our intervention decisions as alterations in veneer, gilding or polychromy often originate from an alteration of the frame.
Our workshop uses ancestral as well as up-to-date techniques such as a vacuum pump for bonding, anoxia and injections or an airbrush for patina.
Most of the products we use are reversible. They are of animal, vegetal or mineral origin. Non-reversible bi-component resins, in surface coating or injection, enable preservation in extreme cases of deterioration.
Regarding finish, we prefer cleaning to pickling : lightering of the original finish, which gave the furniture its patina, is preferred to the application of a new finish. If the finish cannot be preserved, we use wax finishing, filled and waxed finishing of French polish.