Restoration vs. Conservation
Caring for and maintaining your prized antique furniture and accessories makes good sense. You have invested in things you care for and which give you pleasure. They will also continue to appreciate in value as long as their condition is maintained.
So seeking the aid of a professional restorer also makes good sense. A knowledgeable restorer will know what to do, how to do it and how far to go when restoring your possessions.
A conservator on the other hand can do what a restorer can but will stop short of full restoration by not replacing missing parts and only maintaining an existing finish. Conservation is mostly left for museum pieces and high-end private collections. Most of the important furniture you own will need the help of a restorer more than a conservator.
Remember you don’t live in a museum. Your home is full of life and gives pleasure to your family and guests.
At Oakley Restoration we offer a full array of restoration and finishing services from a basic finish clean-up and polish to a full on finish restoration. Our skilled restorers can repair and replace any furniture part you need. We are capable of reproducing an old or new finish to your exact needs and specifications.
Please call us today and find out how we can be your one source for any restoration and finishing needs.