Tables

MPF Conservation is a full-service company specializing in conservation, restoration and preservation of furnishings of upholstered and non-upholstered objects, textiles and interior architectural elements. This is our overview page for tables; you can link to the other table pages listed below.

Right, Mitchell assessing a Game Table
from the McLoughlin House.

Tables included:

See below for additional tables on this site.

Right, a rosette Side Table after treatment.

In all cases below, we perform the following details using traditional techniques as needed:

  • Disassemble as necessary
  • Inspect parts for viability
  • Clean all parts as needed
  • Repair / reglue / amend broken parts
  • Replicate missing parts
  • CHOOSE Finish Method below:
  • Historic varnish is amended with several coats of pure shellac and rubbed to patina OR
  • Historically accurate varnish coating with combinations of gums, tree resins, oils, waxes and natural earth pigments is applied  OR
  • Historic painted finish is repaired and amended as needed

Before treatment, left, and after treatment, right.

American Pie-Crust Candle Table circa 1750

Our client’s family Pie-Crust Table has saber legs and a leaf pull-out, shown image three, above. The steam bent apron contained several splits along the inner wall, failing previous repairs, and a serious break through the apron which threatened both the efficacy of the table top as well as the sabre legs’ anchoring stump joinery within the degrading steambent interior apron wall.

A number of innovative structural repairs were created using traditional woodworking methods in order to save this family treasure.

Follow us on our blog to be informed of our documentation of this project.

Before treatment, left, and after treatment, right.

Chinese Porcelain Diorama Coffee Table circa 1890

A Chinese porcelain diorama is set into a wooden table; this holds the diorama. A glass top protects the diorama, however, many parts were broken from impact during a move. All elements were cleaned, broken elements repaired, and then glued back into their proper positions.

For more information on our treatment of the table, go to our blogpost:

Additional tables can be found in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, McLoughlin House, Maryhill Museum, and the Amasa B. Campbell House on our Institutional pages.

If you are interested in other Wooden Objects, see below: