Frequently asked questions

What is conservation?  Conservation is a field devoted to the preservation of art and other cultural property for the future. This often includes traditional repairs and even restoration. We carefully examine each object to understand its condition and the reasons for its deterioration; we respect its age and history by only making sensitive and appropriate […]

Cleaning furniture

One of the most often asked question is “what should I use to clean my furniture?” The answer is can be complicated, since it can depend on what you are cleaning off, how the piece of furniture is finished, and what condition the finish is in now. Some kinds of furniture are left unfinished, like […]

How we can help

Mussey Associates preserves, repairs, and restores antique furniture and architectural interiors.  For 25 years, we have helped families, collectors, libraries, churches, museums and government collections preserve the integrity and value of their antiques and collectibles. We don’t just bring fine woodworking skills and a deep knowledge of traditional craft to the process. We talk with […]