Patinations Conservation Services Pty Ltd

Patinations

Patinations Conservation Services Pty Ltd

Conservation and Restoration of Fine Antique Furniture

Telephone: +61 2 6260 1112

Conservation

Stated simply, conservation of furniture and other artefacts is the synthesis of three major endeavours:- the minimization of deterioration (preservation), the consolidation (stabilization) of artefacts as they currently exist, and repair/replacement (compensation or restoration) of existing damage.” Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

Rather than just ‘fix and repair’ furniture, professional furniture conservation relies on principles and guidelines to protect, preserve, and restore furniture to a standard that is universally accepted by the conservation profession.

Though a relatively new profession, furniture conservation owes much of its core practices to centuries of woodworking tradition and associated crafts and trades. Combining familiarity with these traditions and furniture history with a more modern approach to conservation using science and the latest innovative techniques, Patinations demonstrates versatility in its treatment and caters to the specific needs of every piece of furniture.

In consultation with our clients, Patinations practises minimal intervention, with the ultimate aim of maintaining the integrity of the piece, preserving its historic and monetary value, as well as its function and aesthetic value.

Click on the links below for further information regarding furniture conservation guidelines and furniture care and maintenance.

Smithsonian Institute Furniture Care and Handling Guide recollection Guide to Wood Care The Burra Charter by the International Council on Monuments and Sites American Institute for Conservation Furniture Care and Handling Guide
Furniture Care and Handling Guide [Smithsonian Institute] Guide to Wood Care [reCollection] The Burra Charter by the International Council on Monuments and Sites American Institute for Conservation Furniture Care and Handling Guide