Marco's Art of Restoration is able to reestablish the original splendor of the piece through appropriate conservation techniques performed strictly by hand, replicating as much as possible the original materials and techniques used in its construction, and typically calling for the use of natural products such as organic glues, beeswax, shellac, and organic die, to preserve as much as possible the precious "patina" that gives value and originality to an antique object.

When appropriate, every step of the process is documented in detail to preserve and augment the historical significance of the piece.

Do you want to give your old furniture a new life?

What we do:

  • Furniture repair
  • Furniture refinishing
  • Furniture construction
  • Cabinet repair
  • Cabinet refacing
  • Cabinet restoration and structural repair
  • Fire and water damage restoration and repair
  • Color changes
  • Touch-up nicks, scratches and gouges
  • Hardware replacement
  • Assembly and installation
  • Millwork, paneling, door and banister repair
  • Structural furniture repair and stabilization
  • Watermark removal

And much more!

Some of the methods of restoration:

  • French polish and lacquer finishing (resins, shellac, balsams, pigments)
  •  Gold and silver leaf gilding
  • Spray-finishes such as polyurethane and polyester
  • Wood restoration and wood working
  • Remaking missing parts and wood consolidation where insect, fungi or atmospheric agents have caused damage
  • Veneering, marquetry and intarsia
  • Coloring (vegetable dying)
  • Encaustic finishing with different waxes
  • Carving/restoration of gold/silver gilded or varnished frames (wood or French pastiglia)
  • Upholstery and Reupholstery
  • Caning
  • Tooling ( leather top tables)
  • Furniture painting (refinishing in any color)

Some of our work...

NASSAU COUNTY COURT ROOM RESTORATION

We worked at the restoration of the court room to bring back all the furniture to the original splendor. The restoration was conservative and esthetic, we have used the “French Polish” finish with shellac and alcohol to maintain the integrity of the original pieces.

 

FURNITURE – REFURBISHMENT OF A CHAIRF

An old chair with a great sentimental value, its owner didn't think it could be recovered. We kept and refurbished the structure, changed the damaged parts and refined it with the materials chosen by the client. A typical project on a family's piece of furniture, that can continue to tell its story to the new generations. 

 

SIDEBOARD IN CROACH MAHOGANY

A piece of ancient furniture that had lost its style, its function and its beauty. We restored the veneer and refinished the piece with satin lacquer. Our client did not believe he could see his piece in such a beautiful aspect and this always make us feel proud.

 

How it works

REQUEST AN ESTIMATE

Call or write to us a brief description of what you needs are. We will call you soon after.

PROJECT AND DETAILS

We evaluate and define the necessary actions to give your object its old charm or a new life. If necessary we can assist you in chosing some new textures for chairs, sofas and recliners.

SCHEDULE A PICK UP

Aat your convenience we will setup an appointment to send our team to pick-up your pieces. “we are fully insured”. If you like to bring to us you pieces, just let us known day and time.

RECEIVE YOUR RESTORED PIECE

When the work is done, we can schedule your shipment without a worry.

Bellissimo! I am very please with trusting Marco with my chair. He restored an old chair that has been in my family since early 1900s it had been restored before, but not the right way. Marco is very knowledgeable and genuine. He is also a very passionate professional and his expertise can been seen in his work. I recommend Marco and will trust him with all my furniture in the future. He also does a lot of custom work, just ask. - William Cassidy -

Our dining table, which is over fifty years old, had been damaged by scratches and was faded from the sun. The original table was composed of woods such as walnut, rosewood, and pecan. After Marco sanded it by hand, he brought back the original colors and applied a special coating that made it resistant to fading and spills. His craftsmanship is exceptional, and I highly recommend him! - Martin Cohen -

Marco you did a wonderful job restoring our court house chairs and antique dental cabinet. We are really enjoying your work. You are a true artisan with hands of gold. - Judy and Gene, Queens, NY -

Marco and his staff are masters of restoration. Marco enteres all of his projects as a craftsman with an artisan's eve. He never misses a detail. He brings out the full esthetic of every piece he touches! - Nicholas Christopher, Astoria, NY -

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