MPF Conservation (also known as MPFC) is a full-service antique restoration company located in Portland Oregon. We specialize in the conservation, restoration and preservation of antique furniture as well as modern furniture.
Both private and Institutional Clientele trust us to clean, repair, and conserve objects such as:
- Upholstered Furniture Objects, including Sofas, Loveseats / Settees, Recamiers and Sofa-Beds, Overstuffed and Occasional Chairs, Rockers, Mid-century Modern and Modern Objects items, and unusual items
- Wooden Furniture Objects including Tables, Cabinets / Credenzas, Wardrobes / Mirrors, Chests of Drawers, Washstand / Commode, Chests and Trunks, Desks, Teacarts, Dining / Side Chairs, Rockers, Mid-century Modern and Modern items, and other oddities
- Textiles, including Quilts, Beaded / Needelpoint Items, Embroidery / Crewel / Trapunto Items, Tapestry / Woven Items, Banners / Flags, and Clothing
- Fine Art, especially walls and murals
- Carousel Horses! (See Jantzen Beach Carousel, our own famous Portland carousel!)
Above, Mitchell in the Doges Suite at Hearst Castle, and Kate
working on a lacquered Chinese sewing cabinet from the McLoughlin House.
MPFC’s partnership consists of Mitchell Powell, PA, AIC, and Kate Powell, partners in work and in life, each with their own specialties. To learn more about the partners go to:
- Mitchell Powell
- D. Katie Powell
- An article from the Oregonian, 2011. Image left of Mitchell Powell by Thomas Boyd of The Oregonian.
Restored and custom upholstered items, above.
We provide a wide variety of services toward the overall preservation of your objects. For more information on our business offerings outside of treatments, visit the services listed below:
- Custom Design of objects to match or fulfill a need not
- Collection Care
- Interior, Period and Exhibit Design
- Authentication versus Appraisal. We do not perform appraisals though we can authenticate a piece for your appraiser; this article explains authentication.
While not in business as interior designers (many of our clients are designers and architects), however, sometimes in conjunction with a conservation project we participate as designers: for example, see the Crater Lake Superintendent’s Home, far left below.
Above, images from left to right: the McLoughlin House, in Oregon City;
Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California,
and the Superintendent’s House, Crater Lake NP, Oregon.
Our Institutional Clients
From our studio in Portland Oregon we’ve served private and institutional clients for four decades. Typically our region ranges from Southern California to Canada, and into Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona. Occasionally we go beyond the west when no other conservator is nearby or when a specialty is needed that is not available in their area.
Above, a log-cabin quilt, a beaded angel, and an embroidered hanging.
For more information, visit:
- National (National sites, all run by the National Park Service a this time)
- Regional (Institutions run by state or local governments)
- House Museums (Homes that have become museums, run by local entities)
Of course, you can also search objects by their category, discussed above.