Providing world-class art conservation and restoration services across the San Francisco Bay Area and   beyond, focused on 3-dimensional decorative arts objects, including furniture and Asian lacquer.

Black Rhinoceros Specimen Kathryn Whitney©2019 California Academy of Sciences Materials: skin, horns, glass, metal, and taxidermy plaster

Figure, Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), 20th century Private collection Materials: painted earthenware

Toe-nayar gong stand, Burma, 19th - early 20th century Private collector Materials: wood, gold leaf, red lacquer, mirror, glass, bone, bronze

Table Top Stone Screen, China, early 19th century Private Collection Materials: rosewood, translucent hardstone, paint, Asian lacquer

Writing Cabinet, Dresden, Germany, 1750 Courtesy of V&A Images Materials: oak and birch construction; kingwood, snakewood, amaranthe, mother-of-pearl veneer/inlay; gilt brass (ormolu) and brass mounts

Chair, Carlo Bugatti, Italy, 1895-1900 Courtesy of V&A Images Materials: ebonized walnut, painted and varnished vellum, stamped brass, silk cords

Shrine Figure, Nigeria, Cross River, Ijo people, 20th century Courtesy of FAMSF Materials: wood, glass eyes, pigment

Boullework Coffer-on-stand, France, c. 1820 Courtesy of Wallace Collection Materials: oak and pine construction, ebony veneer, turtleshell and brass veneer (Boullework), gilt-brass mounts (ormolu)

Table Cabinet, Japan, 19th century Courtesy of V&A Images Materials: wood, black lacquer, gold flakes and powders, gold foil, metal fittings

Devotional Object, Trapani, Italy, 1660-1680 Courtesy of FAMSF Materials: softwood, jasper, marble, silvered copper alloy, gilded copper alloy, red coral, silk velvet

Selected Institutional Clients

  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

  • California Academy of Sciences

  • California Missions

  • Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University 

  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young and Legion of Honor)

  • Foundation for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

  • Hoover Institution, Stanford University 

  • Oakland Museum of California

  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

  • San Francisco State University

  • World Monument Fund 

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Boullework Coffer-on-stand, France, c. 1820 Courtesy of Wallace Collection Materials: oak and pine construction, ebony veneer, turtleshell and brass veneer (Boullework), gilt-brass mounts (ormolu)