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.

 


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From our framing Studio

From Trefler’s Custom Frame Shop: Closed Corner Frames

Trefler’s custom framing studio is proud to offer a wide variety of framing solutions to suit almost any style, budget and environment. Moulding vendors such as Roma Moulding, Picture Woods and Larson Juhl provide finely crafted pre-finished moulding that can be used in framing projects to achieve any desired aesthetic from traditional to contemporary, rustic to minimal.

Hands on Advice Interiors & design

21 Easy Home Improvement Projects to Refresh Your Home

Looking for DIY home improvement projects to spruce up your space? Well, you’re in luck. We tapped some of the top DIY home improvement experts across North America, from Toronto, ON to Atlanta, GA, and asked them to share some of their favorite projects and renovations. From quick fixes such as adding greenery or switching up the lighting, to slightly bigger tasks, such as painting a dresser or creating a statement wall, there are plenty of easy ways to refresh your home.

Pondering Pigments

Pondering pigments

The restoration and conservation work undertaken at Trefler’s studio requires a unique array of tools and materials to tackle the varied objects that come to us. And while each department tends to lean more heavily on its own specialized tools, there is one invaluable and incredibly versatile material that all of Trefler’s artists rely on daily, and across every department. This material is the pigment.

Little Histories

Mending and the Art of Kintsugi

Most of the treatments executed in Trefler’s decorative arts department are carried out with one particular ambition in mind; to create a flawless repair that will disguise evidence left behind from accidents. caption

Hands on Advice

Prepping outdoor entertainment areas for warmer days ahead

April 20th marked the first day of spring on our calendars, and despite the sometimes late arrival of warmer weather in New England, it is a perfect time to begin prepping your patios, summer homes, porches and back yard lawn furniture to ensure that you are right on time to make the most of your outdoor entertainment spaces this upcoming season.

From our framing Studio

Showcasing artworks on canvas with float frames

Float frames owe their name to the illusion they create of “floating” a canvas artwork. This simple trick of the eye is no feat of complex engineering, but rather simply, is made possible because the underlying structure of a canvas artwork lends itself to the framing technique. Unlike works on paper, canvases have an internal frame, and are created by stretching a material such as cotton, linen or another fabric of choice across a wooden frame of “stretchers”. These stretchers are what give canvas paintings both depth and rigidity.

Hands on Advice

Winter weather advice from Trefler’s claims department

Welcome to winter in New England! If you’ve lived here long enough, you are no stranger to the joys and perils that New England winter weather brings, and if you’re a seasoned homeowner, you understand the potential perils only tenfold. This week, as we brave another bout of inclement snow and sleet, our Claim’s specialist Kody Kirkland shares advice on how to avoid winter’s most common mishaps, and how to clean up after the worst of them!

Heroes of the trade

Our Artists’ Most Loved Tools

This Valentine’s day we are celebrating the unsung heroes of the studio. We are proclaiming our admiration for those that support our work, our trusted and loyal companions: our favorite tools! Read on to learn which tools our conservators hold nearest and dearest.

From our framing Studio

Preserving Memories

Over the course of 2020, we’ve all embarked on our fair share of home organization projects. Whether you’ve banished anything that doesn’t bring you joy, or simply went excavating into the dark depths of your basement, it’s been a period where we’ve had more time than usual at home to take stock of what’s been stored away.

Announcements

Celebrating 100 Years

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.