Antiques & Vintage: Behind the Scenes in the Restoration Shop

Within our Antiques & Vintage department is a team of some of the best craftspeople in the industry. Every one-of-a-kind item, from a Victorian light to an Arts & Crafts library desk, is lovingly restored to give it a second life of service and enjoyment.

Our team of buyers source the most unique antique products from around the country. The best items journey back to our Portland, Oregon Restoration Shop where they are cleaned, rewired and refurbished to the highest possible standard. Each piece is restored one at a time, so we keep a “living archive” of on-hand inventory, waiting to be brought back to life.

When items are restored and the finish is renewed, we often coat them with a layer of clear lacquer, which keeps the patina looking just right. This prevents further aging, preserves finishes, and helps to abate lead paint issues.

Every item that passes through our shop has been hand-restored by a member of Antiques & Vintage team. We hope you can feel the pride that we put into each of our pieces, as we work to carry on the traditions of craftsmanship and character imbued in the objects when they were first made.

Explore our complete collection of carefully restored antique lighting, vintage furniture and historic décor at rejuvenation.com.