Furniture Repair Detroit
For over 30 years, Michigan Antique Preservation Co. has served as Detroit’s premier furniture restoration and conservation service. As furniture professionals, we are able to assist with both antique and new pieces. Additionally, our expertise extends to moving claims services with which we would be happy to help.
Expert Antique Restoration
In 1982, Michigan Antique Preservation Co. first opened its doors to offer furniture restoration in Detroit, MI. Now, over three decades and thousands of pieces of furniture later, we are proud to have established a lasting reputation for quality work, excellent service and strong customer relationships. Over the years, we have honed our craft and are able to assist with all types of furniture, including modern and antique restoration in Detroit, MI. Our service is based on the time-honored traditions of cabinetry and finishing with modern scientific approaches to sensitive treatments to preserve the integrity of antiques.
Whether you have new or antique furniture, when you are handling quality pieces, it is important you visit a professional furniture conservator in Detroit, MI. From inspecting and analyzing furniture when you first walk through the door to refinishing, repairing and conserving it, we are a full service furniture company. In addition to our expert furniture conservation in Detroit, MI, we also offer a convenient moving claims service. As a member of the Claims Prevention and Procedure Council, we are able to assist you with both protecting your furniture and helping with any claims should damage occur in moving. When you need furniture conservation or antique restoration in Detroit, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, and Toledo, OH, Michigan Antique Preservation Co. is the company to call. Customers choose us because:
- Professional Associate of the AIC
- We are experts in restoring and conserving all types of furniture.
- We are locally owned and operated and have a reputation for excellence.
- We bring over 30 years of experience to the furniture business.
- We are a member if the Claims Prevention and Procedure Council.
- We maximize convenience by offering on site analyses and restorations.
Bill Witkowski – Owner and Head Conservator
Bill began training under John Conrad of Southfield MI. a 3rd generation cabinet maker and finisher. After practicing Restoration for 10 years Bill attended the “Furniture Conservation Training Program” at the Smithsonian Institution.
Courses taken at the Smithsonian include:
- History of Furniture (European and American)
- Examination, Analysis and Documentation
- Structural Conservation
- Coatings for Conservation
- Color theory and technology
- Finishing techniques and treatments
- Painted furniture
- Decorated finishes, technology, & treatments
- Conservation of Gilt Wood
- Conservation Administration
- Marquetry and Boulle (workshop)
- Inlay Making (workshop)
- Leather Conservation
Bill expands his education through continuing education workshops, such as:
- New Methods in Cleaning Taught by Richard Wolbers of the Winterthur Museum
- Wood Identification Taught by R. Bruce Hoadly
- Professor wood (Technology University of Massachusetts)
- Gilding Conservation taught by Jonathan Thornton professor of conservation (Buffalo State University)
Mr. Witkowski is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) . He has gained the status of Professional Associate after a board review of his peers.
Specializing in Gilding, and Finish Matching, has been with Michigan Antique Preservation Company since 1992.
Her training includes:
New Methods in Gilding Conservation taught by Jonathan Thornton professor of conservation Buffalo State University.
- Clear Finish Technology and Treatments.
- Polychrome Technology and Treatments.
- Marquetry and Boulle Treatments.