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.

 

    Our services

    Custom framing & fabrication

    Our services include

    Custom Frame Fabrication

    Trefler’s custom framing studio is made up of knowledgeable artisans with over 40 years of experience in high-end art framing. Our studio offers a variety of styles and materials to suit your needs, budget and aesthetic. 

    Our experts will work closely with you to carefully select a display method that will highlight your work of art, while keeping it protected. In addition to providing picture frame moldings from select framing vendors, Trefler’s also fabricates completely custom, hardwood frames in house. 

    Custom Display Plinths & Cases

    In collaboration with our Furniture Department, we design and fabricate art display cases, statue pedestals, and art object mounts from a selection of raw hardwoods and high grade acrylic.

    MUSEUM GRADE CONSERVATION

    Using only museum quality materials, we provide full service archival custom framing for your work of art. Through a consultation with our framers, we will determine the best and safest display method and materials to preserve your artwork, always taking its future environment into consideration.

    Trefler’s uses conservation-grade, UV-filtering and Museum Low Reflection glass from TrueVue. 

    Antique Frame Restoration

    Trefler’s Decorative Arts Department takes great pride in its ability to restore antique and gilded frames to their original condition. Our skilled artisans fabricate missing pieces, reapply gold leaf where necessary, and stabilize the entire frame structure to ensure longevity and structural safety. . 

    About our vendors

    Trefler’s proudly carries a selection of picture frame moldings from exceptional and trusted vendors. 

    C&J Frames: C&J Frames use a variety of traditional and old world materials made of the finest quality to bring to life your finished work of art. These frames are hand-carved, hand-leafed, finished corner, and fully customizable.

    Roma Moulding: Roma Molding offers Italian artisan hand-crafted frames in a traditional and contemporary design. These high-quality frames accommodate any budget while obtaining the highest quality of design and manufacture.

    Picture Woods, Ltd.: Picture Woods crafts hardwood moldings with a contemporary aesthetic, proudly fabricated in the U.S. 

    Work in progress

    “Bernard went above and beyond to help create the absolute perfect display case!”

    Linda K. | Duxbury, MA

    Restoration Projects

    • An antique carousel horse is restored

      This antique carousel horse was brought to Trefler’s as part of a larger fire claim which included an incredible private collection of fine and decorative artworks. The capabilities of our full-service studio, coupled with the trained hands of our skilled restorers, allowed our team to address damage to the wide array of objects, antiques and artworks that were affected by this unanticipated and unfortunate event.

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    • Framing a Soviet-era shawl woven with family history

      This beautiful Russian shawl was brought into Trefler’s framing department with a story that spans three generations of women.

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    • A Sentimental Armoire Gets An Update

      This piece was incredibly sentimental to its owner, however its original finish was heavy and no longer suited its contemporary surroundings. With the ambition to give this armoire a new aesthetic, Trefler’s furniture department worked extensively with the client to create a custom finish that would re-imagine the piece of furniture by simply refinishing it.

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    • A Family’s Dollhouse is Restored For Future Generations

      This dollhouse was originally played with by Boston architect John Hubbard Sturgis, who would later come to design the Codman House in Lincoln, MA, and the personal residence of Isabella Stewart Gardner.

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    • Original Boston Garden Benches are Given a Custom Base

      This historic artifact was once part of the Boston Garden, and was later acquired by a private collector through a local fundraiser. With hopes of preserving the history of the benches, while also restoring their function, their new owner enlisted Trefler’s team to ensure these benches could be appreciated for years to come.

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    • An Asian Figurine is Put Back Together

      This antique Asian figurine came to Trefler’s in several pieces after taking a fall. Our Decorative Arts Department securely re-attached the figure’s head and shoe. Filling and sanding of the fractured areas was required in order to ensure a smooth surface texture. Finally, the affected areas were painted and color matched to the original glazing, restoring it to its former self.

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    • An Iconic Steamer Trunk is Conserved

      This Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk came to Trefler’s for minor conservation and cleaning. It was presented with its original paper tags and stickers. During its lifetime, its various owners made sure to take the right measures to preserve this artifact. Despite this, it still required some care and attention to help keep it in tip top shape!

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