It takes a special individual to realize the historical distinction that only an antique piece of furniture can represent. Like a fossil that has seen centuries of generations pass and still able to retain a soft smooth texture, preserved by nature itself, all furniture has a story to tell if you take the time to listen.
Restoring an old chair or dresser that has been placed in an auction as an
afterthought can be that dream piece that speaks of a past where families have shared intimate moments, seen children born and married and watched a loved one die at the end of the century-old day. You can feel the pulse of activity taking place in the tired looking piece and yearn to bring it back to life.
Carrocel Restorations is a company located in Toronto that shares your passion for antiques and wanting to rejuvenate life to each piece that is brought in. Only artisans with extreme knowledge of wood and vintage furniture are given the honor of refreshing a battered but loved item in the confines of a first-class work shop where every step is taken with skilled hands.
Over ten steps are taken in taking wood furniture down to the bare wood and building back up to a lustrous shine that identifies it with an era so long ago visited. You will never find the skilled team of Carrocel using chemicals or machines for heaving sanding in an effort to save time. Hand stripping, hand staining and hand finishing are regular features of all fine furniture antiques that are brought to Carrocel.
One of the main differences of the process is the sanding and rubbing that takes place between each coat of the finest clear coat lacquers found anywhere. But before this is allowed to happen, the staining process accentuates the grain of the wood, giving definition and highlighting areas of beauty. By the time your tired looking antique is finished, it will be hard to not think of it as a living, breathing member of your family. Placed in just the right spot in a home, the antique furniture piece will once again be proud to stand watch over a home filled with love.
Carrocel Restorations also does repairs, using only quality pieces to stay within the furniture’s period style. Re-upholstery for chairs, settees and couches are also designed with fabrics found around the world to add just the right flair and modifications can also be trusted to the experienced staff.
The next time that you see an old chair or wood dresser and hear it moan with age, listen to its story and call Carrocel to add life to your home with a gorgeous antique piece that will never run out of stories of the past.