Mussey Associates preserves, repairs, and restores antique furniture and architectural interiors.

The firm was founded in 1989 to provide the highest level of conservation services for a wide range of clients, including those that would otherwise not have access to museum-quality services. In the years since, we have worked with our clients on thousands of projects bringing fine woodworking skills and a deep knowledge of traditional craft to the process.

We provide a range of services, but above all, we work diligently to solve our client’s conservation issues. We talk with you about the history and condition of your objects so that you can make an informed choice about how to address your furnishings and interiors.

The firm’s two principals are leaders in the conservation field. They oversee every project and bring years of experience to treatments involving traditional hand-woodworking, upholstery, and decorative finishes.

seanSean Fisher is a graduate of Boston’s North Bennet Street School. He attended the Smithsonian’s Conservation Analytical Laboratory program in furniture conservation and worked for the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and the New York State Parks Department.


Chris Shelton received his graduate degree in conservation from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Art Conservation Program. He worked for Colonial Williamsburg and for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on their modern and European collections as well as for the Bayou Bend Collection of American Art. He is a professional associate with the American Institute for Conservation.