Mumford Restoration specializes in keeping your treasured memories alive through conservation of your antiques and furniture. But what do we mean when we use the term conservation?
Conservation as defined by Webster’s dictionary, “is the act of preserving, guarding or protecting; preservation from loss, decay, injury or violation. The official care and protection of natural resources….” In other words when you have a Louis XV piece, don’t refinish it, perhaps don’t even restore it (unless of course it has been neglected for 100 years). Focus on conserving, protecting, cleaning, minor repairs as you would a fine art piece that is meant to last for centuries.
Preserve and increase value for centuries.
Conservation will preserve and increase the value of any piece when properly investigated and administered.
Conservation in some cases can render a piece unusable due to the sensitivity of the veneer or the finish.