From prehistoric times to the present day painting has been Man’s popular form of visual expression, enriching our lives and conveying the history of civilisations. A tradition of painted furniture exists all over Europe and America based on the decorative ideas of each country at the time, from the Middle Ages through to today.
Dominic Schuster Ltd specialise in the conservation, restoration and commission of antique and modern painted furniture.
With antique painted furniture, no item is ever considered to be beyond repair and we put particular emphasis on retaining as much of the original surface as possible. The item should never look restored, but well maintained keeping age and patina. Painted furniture we work on includes papier mâché, tôle, arte povera and painted leather.
Our wide ranging experience has led us to develop many unique finishes for the interior design market. Our contemporary hand finishes use traditional and modern methods, including painting on gilding, distressed oil painted furniture, lacquer and painted gesso crackle.