Behind the art of furniture restoration lies more than just craftsmanship.  A good furniture restorer is first of all an art and furniture historian. Politics, religion, society and technology or the lack of technology influenced throughout the history the shape, dimension, decoration and functionality of the furniture crafted and used in households. Restoring a pieces a furniture, especially a valuable piece, requests a high attention to its provenance and to the materials and methods used back in those times to produce furniture. Nails, woods, veneers should be as old as the furniture if possible. That’s why in a restorer workshop every nail or pieces of broken wood or chip of veneer is saved from ongoing projects, for future pieces that might need parts replaced. Many acquire cheep but old furniture just for the “spare …

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