Wardrobes / Mirrors

MPF Conservation restores, conserves, and preserves wooden objects in their studio in Portland Oregon; this page documents wardrobes and storage items.

Queen Marie of Romania’s beautiful wardrobe, right, can be seen in Maryhill’s Queen Marie Collection.

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

McLoughlin House features the Rosewood and Birds-eye Maple Veneered Wardrobe, after treatment images shown below.

If you are interested in other wooden objects, see below: