Restoring Mid-Century Modern and Modern Case Goods

MPF Conservation specializes in antique furniture restoration, furniture repair, antique upholstered furniture, and traditional woodworking.  This page documents various types of Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century Modern (MCM) and Modern Classics are called that because of the time they were conceived and also their design intent. Often these objects were designed by architects to use in their own modern buildings, where traditional pieces might seem out of place. This page discusses non-upholstered items, or case goods.

If treated properly, these pieces will one day be the next generation’s valuable antiques (usually defined as at least 100 years old, although the term is often used loosely to describe any object that is old). We recommend proper care and treatment. They are a part of modern history, representatives indicative of a period and movement.

Arne Jacobsen Teak Ant Chairs and Table, Ca. 1955

Beautiful teak wood table and chairs by Arne Emil Jacobsen, Hon. FAIA, 1902 – 1971. We have a page discussing these items: Ant Table and Chairs by Arne Jacobsen.

MCM Wormley Circular Desk circa 1950

Designed in the fifties, original leather with teak wood, built-in bookshelves, and hinged drawers which swing open. Edward Wormley, AIA, 1907-1995.

The desk was in good condition, however, had hinging issues which threatened to fail if not treated. The entire desk was cleaned after treatment and polished to bring up the lovely finish.

MCM American Cherry Danish Style Table Ca 1950

Lunstead Copper Table, circa 1960

A modern family heirloom circa 1960, this acid etched 48-inch table copper top table was made by Harry Lunstead from Seattle Washington.

MCM Side Tables

The original finish was restored and polished.

We have three pages of Mid-Century Modern (MCM) and Modern Classic objects: