Period Furniture embodies the best of creation of our past culture.
For centuries artisans and Master Craftsmen have set and met the esthetic
standards of their respective society's and clients desire for fine furnishings
and interior design. Each era has therefore produced its own masterpieces.
In each era the most skilled artisans and craftsmen have dedicated their
time and efforts to mastering the skills necessary to coax beauty from
precious wood, marble, ivory, Boulle work, gilding and more. Stories
and lore abound of secret recipes for finishes like Vernis Martin,
(hand-made French Varnish, ca. 1760), French Polishes. gold-leaf recipes and
Such creations emerged from a tradition of excellence and practicality which
demanded the highest standards in executing both attractive design and
durability. That is why Antique furnishings have passed the, "test of
time". From Royal courts to the common household period furnishings
grace homes and offices with excellence in style and structure as well as
holding cherished memories.
Because such treasures are in our caretaking to be bequeathed to the next
generation, it is mandatory that only the best and most skilled restorers
and craftsman be privileged to work on and maintain them.
At Norton's Restorations we understand that we share in this labor of love
and historical preservation. We specialize in restoration of period
furniture and antiques made between ca. 1600 - ca. 1900. To that end the
materials used, as well as the techniques and tools employed are the same as
those in use for over three hundred years. It is our priority to
maintain the integrity of the original makers work and therefore preserve
the priceless value of these heirlooms.
That is why we regard working on such valued pieces as both a high privilege
and serious responsibility. From museum quality conservation to either
partial or complete restoration, repairs, finishing and refurbishing, we
work closely with each client. We are confident that our resources are
more than sufficient to meet your needs.
Please have a look at some of our work, View our Gallery
and browse the site. Thank you.
Michael L. Norton
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