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.


Interiors & design

Display Cases for Precious Antique Art, Artifacts, and Collectibles

Whether you want to showcase a one-of-a-kind piece of art, a unique museum object, a family heirloom, or any other special item, it’s important that the display case is created with care and detail in mind. Unfortunately, many art storage and display cases contain chemicals that can cause corrosion or general deterioration. They are not designed to enhance the object being displayed and in many cases, intrude. If you are looking for a customizable art object display case, here are some examples for you to draw inspiration from.

4 Art Object Cases That Will Inspire Your Next Display

The following four display cases emphasize the object and overall design without being intrusive. A lot of care and detail went into creating these antique art display cases in order to highlight each precious object.

1. Carved Stone Pipe

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.

2. Terracotta Horse Head

Terracotta is essentially “baked earth” made from clay-based ceramic. This beautiful statue of a horse’s head has been mounted on a beveled maple dias. The custom art display showcases the head itself, complementing its unique shape. The free-standing design highlights the piece of work, allowing for a more thoughtful viewing experience. In this case, repairs were also made in order to fix the ear, seal cracks, and touch up the work itself.

3. Etruscan Bronze Bracelet

The Etruscans are known for their bronze goods. Once again, this bronze bracelet is displayed in a case that was to specifically showcase this unique of work. The clear acrylic mount allows the bracelet to be the main feature and the removable top makes the piece more accessible. Standing on an ebonized walnut base, the bracelet itself pops while remaining protected.

4. Etruscan Bronze Figurine

Known for their bronze figurines, the Etruscans would offer such pieces at sanctuaries and other sacred sites. The display for this figurine ensures that the piece itself remains the main focal point. However, the walnut base itself also compliments the piece, offering a stunning way to preserve the object. Best of all, no drilling or adhesives were used to place this piece, preserving the figurine for many years to come.

The Trefler’s Difference

Since 1921, the Trefler family has offered a wide range of art and antique restoration, fine art, framing, and upholstery, and photography services. In regards to display cases, we offer completely customizable art object display cases — which may be made out of cherry, mahogany, walnut, oak, or maple. Custom colors, finishes, and LED lighting are also available. Experienced with various materials, including metal, porcelain, and glass, we can restore items before creating the perfect antique art display case based on the individual item’s characteristics and features. Offering fully customizable art object display cases that are available for both pick-up and delivery, we will help you preserve and showcase your most prized possessions and items. Looking to restore an art item or order a custom art display case that is as unique as the piece you’d like to showcase? If so, please contact us today!  

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