Please provide us with the following information when submitting an inquiry, and someone from the Trefler’s team will help you determine the next steps.

Please describe your item(s) in as much detail as possible. Information such as dimensions, what materials the item is made of (i.e. wood, plaster, porcelain), and your item’s current condition are all very helpful for our experts to make an accurate estimate.

We suggest providing at least three .jpg images per item. These should include; one image of the entire object, and detailed views of the area(s) of damage and/or pieces. 

If you are submitting an inquiry for painting restoration, please provide an additional photograph of the back of the canvas.

Our team will review all inquiries and assess the best course of action to suit your needs.

We look forward to hearing from you.


103610 Interiors that Give Us Fireplace Envy

As the days grow noticeably shorter (and colder) in New England, gathering around a crackling fire becomes a much-welcomed way to spend an afternoon with a book or an evening with loved ones.
We’ve shared the following interiors that inspire true fireplace envy, as well as important tips from our experts on ensuring your fireplace experience is a safe one, for both you and your belongings.

An interior designed by Michael Aiduss. Photography courtesy of George Ross for 1st Dibs
Studio Mellone designed Manhattan living room. Photography by William Abranowicz
Interiors by Michael del Piero. Photo Courtesy of Mesic Mackie for 1st Dibs
Interiors by Michael del Piero. Photo Courtesy of Mesic Mackie for 1st Dibs
Interiors by Chroma. Photography by Meghan K. Sadler and 1st Dibs
Interior Design by Barrie Benson Interior Design. Photo by Brie Williams
A 15th-century tower on an island off Croatia. Design by Rees Roberts & Partners. Photo by Scott Frances / OTTO
Interior Design by Huniford Design Studio. Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson
Interior Design and Photography by Ashley Hicks Courtesy of 1st Dibs

A Few Reminders from Our Team

1. Be mindful of what you’re burning: not all woods are created equal. Burning pine wood emits resins which can cling to the lining of your chimney or porous surfaces, such as un-glazed porcelain or ceramics. Resins can also be harmful to the indoor air quality for you, your family and your pets.

2. Structural Safety: old fireplaces are indeed beautiful and often historically charming, yet carry structural risks that come with age. If you have an older home, it is always a good idea to enlist the help of an expert to inspect the structural integrity of your chimney. Cracks in the mortar can leech smoke into walls, and loose bricks can come loose or collapse inwards.

3. Preventative measures: Always use a fireplace screen. Risks of indoor fires, even flames from burning candles aren’t to be taken lightly. At Trefler’s, we’ve seen first-hand the potential damage that fire can cause. We encourage you to always use appropriate protective screens to ensure that no sparks fly where they aren’t intended. We also urge our clients to be mindful of placing rugs, or flammable objects close to any open flame.

4. Protect what you showcase on your mantel: The mantel is, of course, a visually wonderful focal point to showcase antiques, decorative arts and framed family photos. If you will be enjoying fires this autumn and winter season, we encourage you to be mindful of their proximity to smoke emitted from fireplaces. Prolonged exposure can cause damage and soil paintings, porcelain and even metals. Be sure to properly frame photographs and paintings to prevent soot from accumulating on their surface. If you do have a painting hanging above a mantel without any protective glass on it, smoke exposure can darken surface varnish. Our experts can determine if an affected painting is in need of merely cleaning or restoration services, including re-varnishing. Examine it carefully in the light to see if lighter colors have darkened over time or yellowed. This could be a sign that soot has left its mark.

1072Display Inspiration: Plinths for Exhibiting at Home

Plinths are of course not novel in exhibiting decorative arts; museums, galleries and stately spaces have long used these as platforms for displaying busts, antiques and sculptures.

However, in recent months, more and more plinths are cropping up everywhere: from the homes of designers and creatives, to interior staging for mainstream retailers such as CB2 and Restoration Hardware.

Why has the plinth in the domestic setting, become ubiquitous of late?

Perhaps it is a minimalist answer to showcasing the on-trend sculptures and studio ceramics that are making an appearance in so many aesthetes’ homes?

Or perhaps we are all just missing gallery and museum visits during Covid-19 lockdown? Whatever the case, the plinth is, after all, an unimposing way to get your decorative arts, even floral arrangements, front and center.

Below we’ve shared some inspiring interiors that use plinths at home.  

A fluted black marble plinth in the living room of one of Anthology Studio’s designs
The library of the Silva residence features a custom plinth to display a natural sculpture: a floral arrangement. Also featured in the space are a Michael Anastassiades pendant lamp, a coffee table and daybed of Machada and Muñoz’s own design and a sculptural wooden chair by Anacleto Spazzapan. The work above the fireplace is by Antonio Saura. Image Courtesy of Introspective Magazine, 1st Dibs. 
Another art-filled room by Muñoz in Pedraza, Spain. A simple plinth here sits next to the fireplace and features a sculpture encased in an acrylic display.
A cube-like plinth displays an abstract piece in this living room. Image Courtesy of Dan Arnold via Kelly Behun Studio. 
A cube-like plinth displays an abstract piece in this living room. Image Courtesy of Dan Arnold via Kelly Behun Studio. 

If you are looking for a display solution for your home, get in touch with a member of our team at and learn more about our custom fabrication of plinths and display cases.


Submit your request and someone from the Trefler’s team will contact you.

1119Beyond Contemporary: How Antiques Bring Warmth to a Space, from the homes of notable interior designers

At Trefler’s, an appreciation for antiques is a given. Our primary passion lies in preserving and restoring items for our clients because we believe deeply in the value that living with antiques provides us. Whether stylistically ornate; such as an intricately constructed Venetian mirror, or more minimal, such as a Danish Mid-century Cabinet, these pieces will often always demonstrate an incredible level of craftsmanship and a quality of material that has enabled them to survive over time. 

On a more emotional level, antiques offer each of us a connection to our collective past. Regardless if an heirloom had belonged to a great grandmother, or was merely purchased at an estate sale, this small reminder of passing objects down from generation to generation evokes a sense of connection that we can all appreciate. 

In a recent conversation with local interior designer, Matthew Adams, this very subject of living with antiques naturally arose. Matthew, who recently launched his own firm MAD & Home, worked for over seven years under esteemed, local interior designer (and fellow champion of antiques), Charles Spada. Matthew, similarly, is a firm believer in the warmth that is achieved by sourcing furniture eclectically.

He described a particular situation in which clients had first attempted to furnish their new home seeking the help of a large, upmarket retailer. He remarked that after seeing plans drawn out by the retailer’s in-house designer, they were quickly dismayed by the prospect of their personal space being transformed into what resembled more of a showroom than a home.

And while this sense of warmth and history is just one benefit of using antiques and vintage furniture, there are undoubtedly others to consider; such as a lighter carbon footprint when compared with newly manufactured items, and often a far higher level of quality and craftsmanship accessible at a much lower price point. 

To investigate this theme further, we’ve shared the following personal homes of notable interior designers, proving that living with antiques can take so many different forms (and styles) while always creating a sense of place.  

Pierre Yovanovitch’s residence, Château de Fabrègues, in Provence
Photography by Jean-François Jaussaud for Surface Magazine
Charles Spada’s classically inspired residence in Normandy
The Drawing Room of Axel Vervoordt’s Castle of ‘s-Gravenwezel outside of Antwerp
Shawn Henderson’s Scandinavian inspired Weekend Home in Hillsdale, New York
Kevin Dumais’ study in his home in Litchfield, Connecticut

Images Courtesy of 1st Dibs

1312Silver Hygiene – Caring for Your Silver

Historically, silver as a material was coveted for its inherent hygienic properties. Antibacterial and antimicrobial by nature, silverware was regarded a luxury in part of course for its value, but also for its ability to prevent illness.
While silver adds a little extra to family gatherings around the dinner table, it gets seldom use as it’s often perceived as overly precious and hard to care for. At Trefler’s, we encourage you and your family to enjoy your silver flatware all year round; in fact, with continued use, silver develops an even more delightful sheen to it.
For added encouragement, our experts have outlined a few, simple tips to keep your silverware clean and well preserved.

Dishwasher Safety

A common misconception regarding silver maintenance is that it can’t be cleaned in a dishwasher. Using an appropriate soap, silver is perfectly safe in the dishwasher. Keep in mind to avoid mixing in stainless steel flatware in the same wash. An electrolytic action will discolor metals where they are in contact. For this reason, it’s important to avoid washing silver knives in the dishwasher as their blades are often stainless and can cause an unwanted reaction (as well as dull the blade).

Silver Polishing Services at Trefler’s

We are pleased to offer full silver polishing services, in addition to restoration, for any unwanted rust, discoloration and erosion. Rest assured your family heirlooms, as well as contemporary silver place settings, can be maintained effortlessly with our help.

Storing your Silver Correctly

It is important to always be sure to fully dry silver immediately after washing. Residual moisture can lead to water spots and rusting, which if left untreated can erode the metals and cause permanent damage to your flatware and serving pieces.

written by Nikki Stracka
Photo Credits: Remodelista

1238Framing to Prevent Light Damage – Protecting Your Artwork

Far too often framing is viewed as merely decorative; an ornamental addition to artwork which can add to the visual impact of a piece and ground it within its environment. And while this is indeed true, suitable framing also plays a pivotal role in conserving and protecting artwork, acting as an armor against potential damage from exposure to damaging elements such as moisture, dust and light.

The condition of photography, prints and even textile fibers can be maintained safely through appropriate framing and installation. Fading of colors is of course one concern, but yellowing is another unwanted and highly common outcome of light exposure. This is most frequently seen on paper and silk mattes; turning them from pristine whites, to not so lovely shades of yellow.

As you might guess, most light damage originates from natural sources such as the sun’s UV’s, otherwise known as ultraviolet light. However, even rooms devoid of windows can be hazardous to improperly framed artworks, textiles and photographs, and just because items are stored in basements, attics, or artificially-lit spaces, fading and yellowing can be the result of prolonged exposure to UVs emitted from fluorescent bulbs.

Fortunately, prevention from light damage is fairly straightforward and achievable in a few simple steps below:

Your first option, (and perhaps the most obvious) is preventing artworks from light exposure by ensuring they are hung on walls in your home that receive the least direct sunlight or fluorescent lighting. Another reminder is to be aware of track or spotlights that project a concentrated amount of lighting directly at artworks.

Be Mindful of Seasonal Changes
Do also keep in mind when installing or hanging artwork that although a portion of your wall may be safe from the sun in March, come April its rays will be rising and setting at a completely different angle exposing your pieces to damaging light sources at a later date.

UV-Filters for Glass and Plexi-glass
Another method to ensure light protection is framing your artworks with a UV-filtering glaze for the transparent portion of the frame. This is available in both glass and Plexi-glass panels, and customizable to any size required. This added barrier will ensure protection from both artificial and natural light sources.

And finally, while sometimes it is too late, and the damage is already done to a piece, restoration is an available option. Our conservators and restorers at Trefler’s are able to assist in any questions you may have regarding an area of concern, and our highly skilled framers can help to ensure your artworks remain safe from environmental damage.

Written by Nikki Stracka

11477 tips for Sourcing Vintage Furniture and Antiques Online

While there is nothing quite like the hunt at a Sunday estate sale, or antiques market, there are absolutely added benefits to shopping and sourcing antiques and vintage homewares digitally. For one, you never have to lug the actual item home with you – which will delight your chiropractor. It also affords you the luxury of taking time to think about a purchase without having an impatient dealer rattle you over a game of haggling. For those interested or new to online sourcing, below are several things to keep in mind before checking out.

1. Do Your Research

Gone are the days of information scarcity. While it can feel overwhelming, the wealth of knowledge provided by the internet equips the casual furniture buyer and amateur antique collector with a multitude of sources for researching prospective goods before buying – or bidding. When considering purchasing antiques or collectibles online, be sure to investigate similar items on other sites. Prices from previous auctions are often available. Be sure to check out smaller auction houses, for more obscure collectibles.

2. Don’t be Intimidated

Gone are the days of information scarcity. While it can feel overwhelming, the wealth of knowledge provided by the internet equips the casual furniture buyer and amateur antique collector with a multitude of sources for researching prospective goods before buying – or bidding. When considering purchasing antiques or collectibles online, be sure to investigate similar items on other sites. Prices from previous auctions are often available. Be sure to check out smaller auction houses, for more obscure collectibles.

3. Know Your Limits

It’s helpful to avoid potential buyer’s remorse by setting a price cap prior to bidding on online auction sites. This takes the element of emotion and impulse out when the stakes are high at the end of a sale. It might feel good in the moment to win out against your competitor, but you’re liable to overspend in the final moments.

4. Pay Attention to Fine Print and Hidden Fees

An auction estimate may often look too good to be true and it may just be. Keep in mind that online auction sites often take additional fees calculated after the sale. Other things to remember are potential taxes or tariffs, especially when buying internationally. Finally, always check shipping rates prior to making a purchase; they can at times be significantly more expensive than the item itself.

5. Location, Location, Location

As mentioned, being aware of crating or shipping fees is extremely important. Always check to be sure the item you’re after is available for shipping and not local pick-up only. This can be a headache of a mistake to make, especially when the pickup location calls for a road trip to Arkansas. Local pick-up only can also be to your benefit, however. Frequently items that are pick-up only can be discounted to account for the added inconvenience of retrieval, which means if you have a car or can take an Uber XL to get there, it may be worth the extra legwork.

6. Be a Loyal Customer

Chances are, if you like one item a seller has on offer, you’ll like more. Sites like eBay and 1st Dibs make it easy to save and follow sellers or dealers you enjoy, and can even be configured to send push notifications next time they add more to their online collections.

7. Get Use Out of Your Tape Measure – And Double Check

Although seemingly obvious, it is so important to actually measure the amount of space the physical item will take up in your home before committing.  Online images can be extremely deceiving in terms of size, and what appears large may in fact not be so substantial compared to your existing furniture, and vice versa. Always measure the true dimensions. You can use painter’s tape to mark out a silhouette, or even place a sheet down in the dimensions of the new piece of furniture, to help to visualize if it fits its surroundings appropriately. Also – Always measure door frames, as well as turns in hallways if the item needs to take a trip upstairs.

Written by Nikki Stracka

1274‘To Conserve or To Refinish?’ Differences in Restoration Processes You Need to Know

Restoring your antique furniture and keepsakes is not only a great way to breathe life back into treasures but also is more environmentally-friendly than purchasing new furniture and collectibles. Restoring can also be an opportunity to customize your piece to suit your needs. And don’t forget, restoration work is an art form! We refinish and conserve your treasured objects, furniture, and memorabilia because we truly enjoy it!

The two main restoration processes are conserving and refinishing. In both cases, we could be replicating missing pieces. In both cases, we could be touching in details that have worn from time and use. There are, however, a number of important differences.

Conserving involves leaving the original finish and details intact while improving the overall look of the piece. The current condition and existing finish of the piece are gently treated with preventative care to protect the surface from further damage. Keeping the existing finish helps retain the value and authenticity of the piece. This sustains the character of the piece, which is especially important with ‘one-of-a-kind’ items.

Refinishing involves stripping the existing finish, sanding, then hand applying a new finish. This is done for pieces with damage that goes below the surface of the finish, like a deep scratch or a burn. While in such cases it is necessary to remove the finish, this is done in a way to minimize a difference in appearance from the old to the new.

Refinishing offers a flexibility that conserving does not. When you refinish a piece, you can change the style and color to your liking. Perhaps you’ve inherited a scratched dining room table that doesn’t quite fit the color scheme of your dining room, perhaps you’ve bought an antique chest that you’d prefer in a lighter shade: these are refinishing jobs.This technique is ideal for showcasing the distinctive character of a piece and promotes a fresh new look. The refinishing process can be more time consuming but offers superior overall transformation.

When you’re deciding between conserving or refinishing your piece, think about the amount of change you want for the piece. If you are seeking a drastic transformation in the overall look, that would be a refinishing job. If you prefer keeping the piece as close to the original as possible, that would be a conserving job.

Conserving a piece requires slightly fewer materials than refinishing one. Also, conserving requires less time than refinishing so the turnaround is quicker. However, sometimes, given the condition of a piece, it simply cannot be conserved and has to be refinished.

Whichever you decide, we look forward to working on your piece. We will consult with you throughout the process to ensure your piece is restored to your satisfaction.

Written by Meaghan McNally, Conservator, Furniture Department

1293Spring Cleaning: Repairing the Stained, the Chipped and the Tarnished Left Behind from this Winter Season

With the Spring season upon us, we look in our closets, cabinets, and cupboards to clean out those items damaged during dinner parties and long weekend afternoons spent indoors. Wine glasses scratched from holiday entertaining, well-loved teacups with chipped rims, dining room and side tables stamped with ring marks are among just a few of the Spring-time repairs we undertake for our clients at Trefler’s. While discarding of damaged pieces is at times appropriate, many can be remedied and enjoyed for years to come.

Candle Wax Removal

Long, tapered candlesticks are a mainstay of holiday table settings, and while they create a warm mood, their presence is often not soon forgotten once they’ve been stored for the next seasonal soirée. Wax spills can damage the finish on wood or painted dining room tables, and appropriate removal and cleaning is important to prevent further surface damage. Our team of trained restorers at Trefler’s have done countless wax removal projects from items including: furniture, antique books, and upholstery.

Ring Marks

Ring marks left from condensation is unfortunately an all too common worry for owners of wooden, lacquered, and painted furniture. While these unsightly marks left from entertaining or just plain personal mishaps might illicit panic – cue flashback of Monica on the sitcom Friends – one of our trained restorers can easily resolve the issue.

Tarnished Silverware and Serving Pieces

Using heirloom silver is a wonderful way of continuing family traditions, however, our busier, modern lifestyles are not always conducive to caring for these items. Silver in particular necessitates time consuming polishing, care and storage to maintain its sheen and protect it from deterioration. It is imperative to properly clean and store silverware and serving pieces after use to ensure that when they are taken out next, they are free from rust and tarnish, which can irreversibly damage them over time.

Chipped Glass and Crystal

Chipped rims on glass and crystal drinkware and serving ware can be ground or filed to restore edges completely. Instead of throwing away these items, bring them in and our team of specialists will extend their useful life for years to come.

For more information on our restoration and conservation services, click the link below or call us at (617) 965-3388. We look forward to hearing from you.

1340What You Need to Know Before Beginning Your DIY Furniture Upholstery Project

At Trefler’s, we have met a lot of people who began DIY furniture restoration projects over the years, only to run into various challenges — some of which cannot be entirely fixed. This is particularly true when aiming to reupholster antique furniture. In order to prevent such issues and damages, you need to take a proactive approach. Educating yourself now could make all the difference in terms of the final upholstery outcome. Whether you would like to upholster a chair or sofa, we have created a list of top tips to assist your efforts.

Why Reupholster Old Furniture?

There are many reasons why you may want to reupholster old pieces of furniture, especially if it looks overly dirty or dated. Best of all, reupholstering old furniture ensures that pieces are unnecessarily kept out of landfills. Just some of the main reasons why you may want to reupholster furniture include:


Instead of purchasing new furniture, you can often upcycle old pieces, especially when reupholstering furniture that features a solid wooden frame. Please note: Although you will pay more to work with a professional, in many cases, this can save you money in the long-run. This is especially true if you have little experience and waste a significant amount of fabric.


Older furniture was often handcrafted and well-built. For example, if you are debating on reupholstering furniture that has a solid frame, comfortable feel, or strong springs, it may be worth the investment. In this case, professional antique furniture restoration can go a long way.

Emotional value

In other cases, furniture is passed down from one generation to the next, offering high levels of sentimental value. Although reupholstering furniture is common practice, especially when it means something to one of our customers, a DIY approach can end badly if the right steps aren’t taken. Once again, when dealing with heirloom pieces, seeking a professional opinion is recommended.

6 DIY Furniture Restoration Tips to Help Guide You Along Your Reupholstery Journey

With the rise of the Internet, more and more people are attempting a wide range of DIY projects. While it may be fun to try and make your own headboard or garden planter, reupholstering is a whole other beast — one that takes patience, care, and expertise. If you are interested in reupholstering special pieces or would like to restore furniture by using DIY techniques in general, here’s what you need to know.

Tip #1: Cheaper isn’t always better

Many take a DIY approach because it’s cheaper — or they invest in those who offer the cheapest quote. Although it’s important to set a budget and stick to it, you need to be mindful of the quality of work. For example, if you plan to reupholster a sofa and keep it for another fifty years, a small difference in savings is not worth a poorly finished job.

Tip #2: Understand that not all furniture fabrics are equal

When it comes to the quality of furniture fabrics, as well as how they behave, not all are created equal. For example, canvas behaves much differently than leather, so each variable needs to be considered in terms of the piece’s overall look and longevity — especially when considering how the new fabric is applied. We often see people upholster fabric on top of pre-existing fabric (inserting a layer of cotton between). Although this can look great at first, it’s not functional across time and bunching may occur.

Tip #3: Know that reupholstering can take more time than anticipated

While reupholstering seems as though it’s a straightforward process, it requires time and skill. For example, don’t be surprised if one chair takes 3-4 hours after the fabric is removed. In some cases, this timeframe may be even longer — especially if there are a lot of corners.

Tip #4: Do your research

Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need and that you are confident in regards to the required techniques. For example, does your pattern call for pleats? Perhaps you are in need of a box-pleated skirt? In most cases, you’ll also require specialized tools. If you do decide to invest in professional reupholstery services, it’s important that you research the company as well, particularly in terms of their reputation and capabilities.

Tip #5: If in doubt, call furniture restoration professionals

If you have any doubt in terms of what to do, how to do it, or even what fabric to use, it’s best that you call a professional furniture restoration company. The last thing we suggest is attempting a DIY furniture upholstery project when you do not have the right tools or skills. While you may save money at first, if damage occurs in the process, you may pay a lot more in the long-term to restore that issue in addition to a reupholstering service. Professional reupholstery in Newton, MA is just one phone call away. If you require the type of specialized skills that will ensure quality work, we’re here to help. Owned and operated by the Trefler family since 1921, we continue to be one of the largest and oldest restoration companies in the United States. We’re in the “fine art of restoring your favorite things” — so be sure to contact us today with any questions, we’re here to help!

1410Your Complete Guide to Antique Furniture Restoration

When it comes to the longevity of antique pieces of furniture, regular antique furniture maintenance is imperative. Whether that means tending to upholstery or fixing structural issues, an investment in furniture restoration could make all the difference. Whether you have an antique chair or rustic desk that requires some extra attention, here’s what you need to know about.

Signs That Your Antique Furniture Needs Restoration

If you have upholstery that is stained and is all-around unpleasant to look at, the furniture restoration process can help you rejuvenate antique pieces. Although regular antique furniture maintenance will help you keep your upholstery clean, particularly when you regularly vacuum, preventing the accumulation of dirt, a professional service will become necessary at some point. If any of the following apply, you may want to consider a professional, custom upholstery service:

1. Your furniture looks dull, is lifeless, and lacks the luster it once had

This is common when furniture is exposed to direct sunlight and a lot of traffic. If you’re unsure whether or not your upholstered piece of furniture has changed in color, look at an area that is not often used (i.e. a section between the cushions). If you notice differences in the color, a professional furniture repair service can help you revive your piece. The same is true for wood pieces that have lost their color.

2. There is a presence of stains, scratches, or grooves

Whether you have stubborn stains on your upholstery or water stains on antique wood furniture, these areas can significantly impact the overall look and even the value of select pieces. Depending on the material and what stained it, various antique furniture restoration techniques may be required. If there are significant scratches or grooves that require attention, these can also be remedied during the restoration process.

3. The furniture has an odor

Whether you have been living in a house of smokers or had a mild-scented piece of furniture passed down to you, furniture restoration can help combat musty, undesirable scents. Requiring a number of antique furniture restoration techniques, particularly when the material is wood, a number of steps may be required. For example, a musty wood desk would likely need to be dehumidified, sanded, and refinished; whereas upholstery may require a deep clean, patching, or may need to be replaced completely.

Should You Replace Your Furniture or Restore It?

If you’ve never worked with a professional furniture restoration company in the past, you may be surprised what is fixable. Whether you think a piece is too dirty and scratched or is no longer desired based on its “banged up” appearance, there are many techniques available which will help you restore your favorite antique pieces. In some cases, you may choose to replace select areas or parts of your furniture while restoring the remaining areas. Reupholstering is an excellent example, as you can achieve optimal quality without sacrificing the entire piece. For example, you may have an antique chair that is still structurally sound, yet requires a fresh face-lift. The wood could be restored and the fabric reupholstered. When deciding whether or not to replace or restore old furniture, you need to first consider its quality, age, and sentimental value. For example, although it may end up being cheaper to get a new piece of furniture, you need to ask yourself if it will compare in terms of its older, higher quality counterpart. Furniture restoration is an investment — especially when the furniture is worth something, to begin with.

An Introduction to Antique Furniture Refinishing Techniques

Although you can refinish or even redesign everyday furniture, when dealing with antiques, it is always best to leave key techniques to professionals. When it comes to furniture restoration techniques, the ultimate goal is to effectively preserve the piece of furniture, but how that’s achieved depend on the material and whether or not the piece if a valuable antique — either in terms of its monetary or emotional value, such as the case with a family heirloom. The technique used will also vary depending on what needs to be accomplished. For example, missing scrolled parts will require unique steps and techniques in comparison to changing a finish or reversing water damage. While repairing an item can increase functionality, in order to truly restore furniture, that requires an artistic touch. In terms of a complete furniture restoration, you can benefit from a wide range of techniques and services, including those that restore inlays and veneer, repair damaged parts and surfaces, and fix structural issues.

Who to Call When You Require Furniture Restoration Services

When you’d like to restore your furniture, it’s imperative that you seek the assistance of a professional. They will be able to determine the best course of action in terms of the piece itself. This is particularly true when a piece of furniture is rather valuable or out of the ordinary. For antique furniture restoration in Massachusetts, Trefler’s is a name you can count on. Owned and operated by the Trefler family since 1921, we are known to offer some of the best repairs in the world. Using modern technology, combined with century-old techniques, there is a reason why Trefler’s is one of the largest and oldest furniturerestoration companies in the country. Whether you’re looking for a wood furniture refinishing service or are in need of furniture reupholstery in Newton, MA, Trefler’s can assist you with the fine art of restoring your favorite antique pieces of furniture. Get a custom quote today!