Antique Restoration & Repair Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast
We Also Provide Furniture Restoration & Repair Services
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen, Antique Restoration Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast – Artisan Restorers for Antique, Furniture, Joinery, Art, Musical, Car, Horse Drawn, Transport & Technology Repair, Refurbishment and Restoration Services
Our Brisbane Antique furniture upholstery repair and restoration specialists are renown, accredited and recommended. Antique Restoration Brisbane – Established since 1983, this trusted car, technology, joinery, art, antique, and furniture restoration business and restorer company workshop are conveniently located. Our trusted, highly skilled Brisbane restorers and insurance claim, and damage repair service providers cover Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions.
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen, Antique Restoration Brisbane – Experienced, restoration specialist mastercraftsmen and artisans restore, refurbish and repair wood, timber, leather, metal, glass, porcelain, fabric, cane, fibre, stone, and shell. Restorations, repairs and refurbishments by GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen and artisans will maximise the value and longevity of your treasured investments.
To keep costs down we offer preliminary free estimates from photos. Please send your photos and contact details now. Text with photo attachments to our email address. Clients may opt to make an appointment to bring their items to our repair and restoration workshop. Alternatively, we can provide a quote visit or pickup and delivery service for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast clients with items requiring repairing, restoring and refurbishing.
Restoration Services and Materials
Antique Restoration Brisbane – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen is a restoration, refurbishment and repair specialist. We are renowned, recommended and approved service providers for a great multitude of international and national insurance companies and insurance assessors, conservation (AICCM), antique and art, (AAADA), building (QMBA and QBCC) authorities and prestigious, luxury networks. We offer a great variety of restoration services, repair services and refurbishment services. This includes a quick fix or repair, conservation, full restoration, or sympathetic restoration.
Sympathetic restoration is the careful process of retaining the piece’s originality to the maximum extent possible so that visually it appears original, and the materials and methods to achieve this effect are the same as those utilised and practised by the original maker. We can replicate and reproduce parts and finishes, and do reproductions of whole items to match with suites or sets. No matter how large or small the task, we are happy to assist. We go to great lengths to obtain the correct, rare materials and have a collection and networks to draw from. We are renowned for authentic materials and traditional, time-honoured methods of restoration and conservation.
Antique Restoration Brisbane – Gary Olsson is a highly reputable designer, and timber, veneer, gold and leather specialist. Since the 1980s he’s been engaged as an interior, furniture and artefact designer, antique restorer and conservator, cabinetmaker, furniture maker, chair maker, joiner, glazier, leather, baise and fabric worker, gilder, carver, turner, ebeniste’, marqueteur, parqueteur, locksmith, polisher, faux finisher, blacksmith, metal and armoury restorer, mechanical, machinery and steam engine restorer. For projects requiring skills and materials from allied businesses, Gary manages the collaborative projects from start to finish, taking full responsibility for quality and adherence to authentic, sympathetic restoration codes of conduct.
Antique Restoration – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are Restoration Specialists
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen supply cabinetmaking, joinery and furniture restoration expertise as well as a host of allied services. GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are restoration specialist who offer traditional, specialty and rare skills and services – wood restoration – wood carving, woodturning, wood restorers, repairing wood, wooden restoration, wooden furniture repair, repair wood, timber restorer, repair timber, timber restoring, refurbish timber, wood stripping, wood preservation, restoration timber; veneer and inlay restoration – marquetry, parquetry, inlay restoration, veneer repairs; metal restoration – clean, treat corrosion, polish, inlays, ormolu mounts, highlight, lacquer, cast, blacksmith, brass, steel, silver, nickel, tin, cast iron, micro-engineering; locksmith – antique and vintage lock servicing, antique and reproduction keys, key cutting, lock, window latch and door furniture restoration; cane restoration and weaving – hand woven cane, wicker, rattan, rush seats, split cane, bamboo, bindings, Danish cord, seagrass, raffia, fibre, repair, restoration, refinishing, painting; glass and mirror restoration – replace, reproduce, bevel, leadlight, stained glass, ornamental glass, venetian glass, resilvering and resilvering alternatives; relining fabric and baise inlay – felt lined, fabric lining, baise inlay, card table felt inlay, baise inlay for card tables, cutlery drawer lining, cutlery canteen lining; porcelain and statue restoration – plate, vase, table lamp and ornament repair and restoration, ivory repair; stone restoration – stone and marble restoration, inlays, stonemason, marble, onyx, slate, clean, buff and refinish, pietra dura restoration; shell restoration – tortoiseshell, boule or boulle inlay, mother of pearl inlay.
Antique Furniture Restoration – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are Traditional Upholsterers
Upholstery Restoration – Traditional Upholsterers – traditional upholstery methods and materials, reupholstery, upholstery, re-upholster with sprung seats, diamond buttoning, stitched edges, webbing, introductions to Brisbane’s premier leather and fabric houses.
Antique Restoration – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are French Polishers and Faux Finishers
French polish restoration – French polishing – hand French polishing, repolishing, French polisher, touch up, cut back and wax, shellac, premium lacquer, ebonised, japanned, faux finish, wax, painted furniture, pictorial hand-painted furniture and interiors.
Antique Restoration – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are Traditional Gilders
Gilding restoration – gilt restorations, leather gilding, gild in 22ct gold, Dutch gold and synthetic gilt crèmes, mirror gilding, picture frame gilding, gilded furniture, gilding ornaments, gilt architectural features, gold lettering for honour boards.
Antique Restoration – GN Olsson are Approved Service Providers for Insurance Claims
Insurance restoration work – Insurance estimate – insurance quotes, insurance claim for damage or loss, approved repairer, approved service provider, emergency removal and storage, accidental damage, replacement of lost items or parts, transport damage, repair transit damage, repair water damage, storm damage restoration, flood damage restoration, mould damage restoration, fire damage restoration, pet damage repair.
Antique Restoration – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are Nationally Accredited Conservation Specialists
Conservation – conservator. Conserving antique clocks, artifacts, furniture and architectural features. Conservation specialists for timber, leather, metal, cane, and glass objects. Conservation for heritage-listed buildings, museums, galleries and private collections and residences.
Antique Restoration – GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are Leather Restoration Specialists
Leather restoration – leather restorers, leather refurbishment, leather repair, leather colour matching, leather nourishing, leather embossing, leather restitching, leather panels, leather covering, leather lining, leather relining, and reinforcing leather.
Gold embossed leather inlays – gilded leather, desk inlays, writing box leather inlays, writing bureau leather inlays, Bonheur du jour leather inlays, bookshelf edging, leather shelf edging.
Traditionally and authentically, GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen and artisans repair, restore and refurbish rare, superlative, antique, vintage, period, heirloom and collection items:
Why you should invest in restoration
For you to choose to invest in restoration, an item must be highly prized, or have inherent, heirloom or sentimental value, either now or in the foreseeable future. It may also be worth repairing and refurbishing if it is one of a suite or set. The refurbishment may be covered by insurance, in the case of loss or accidental damage claims.
Though the cash flow burden and cost of restoration are significant in the short term, remember the items are typically quite unique and well-made in the first instance. Remember the true saying: “They don’t make ‘em like they used to!” The longevity attained by traditional, authentic repair and conservation is far superior to modern, mass-produced, imported alternatives, regardless of the purchase price or designer label.
Modern alternatives may cost less in the short term, however, over your lifetime, you are better off investing in the restoration of your treasured assets, to the maximum extent your budget allows.
The value of antiques is relatively low at present, so there is no better time to buy. Remember, one reason the value of vintage and antique items is low is that it is understood that they require investment in their restoration. We all know stories where people bought old items at low-cost years ago, to be rewarded today as they become unique, high-value, prized items. In the 21st century, unprecedented, large sums of money are invested in modern cars, Hi-Fi and IT gadgets which are here today and then gone tomorrow. The rapid decline in their value and condition is astonishing.
By comparison, restored items have lasted a century and will last another century, being well worth restoring in the future. The reduce, reuse and recycle decree of the 1970s is even more important in the 21st century. Restoration, refurbishment and repair are environmentally friendly and socially responsible, as a meaningful way to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The more original the item, by restoring with authentic, recycled or repaired parts, the more valuable it is. Finally, it is noteworthy, that you get far more aesthetically pleasing, unique, intricate and ornate ornamentation and quality in vintage and antique items, compared to modern items with the same price tag.
Renown Restoration Specialists
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen can assist with repairing, refurbishing and restoring all types of antique, vintage, luxury and valued items:
Transport Restoration – Car, Truck, Bus, Train, Jet, Superyacht
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen are restorers of intricate decorative features, built-ins, panels and parts for vintage, classic and prestige cars and other transport – Timber, veneer, ornate metal and leather restoration work.
Styles & Periods
Renowned restoration specialists, GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen, can assist with the restoration of items from Australian and European styles and eras. In particular, English and French, but also German, Dutch, Scandinavian and Spanish styles and eras. We have a lot of experience in Asian (especially Chinese and Chinoiserie), American, and to a lesser degree Pacific styles and eras.
Architectural features, intricate joinery, furniture, frames, clocks, boxes, transport vehicles or collectables can be authentic, replicated or restored.
In the rare situation that we are unfamiliar with a style or item, we would do initial research and collaboration to ensure an appropriate, authentic restoration in each instance.
Early Australian and Queensland
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of early Queensland and Early Australian furniture, buildings (Colonial, Victorian, Federation eras and international styles), outbuildings, and collectables.
Restoration of furniture from local designers including LJ Harvey, Harvey Bros, Rosenstengel, Bell Bros, FH Burns and Trittons.
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of English furniture, ornate joinery and architectural features, boxes, clocks, frames, artefacts and collectables from the various periods of decorative arts – Tudor, Elizabethan, Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I, George II, George III, Regency, George IV, William IV, Victorian, Arts and Craft, Edwardian, Liberty.
Restoration of English furniture from the old master designers, Chippendale, Adams, and Hepplewhite.
French & French Provincial
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of French furniture and French provincial furniture, clocks, frames and artefacts – Louis XIV, Règence, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Republic, Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, Louis Philippe, Second Republic, Napoleon III, Third Republic.
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of oriental – Chinese furniture and artefacts, Chinoiserie furniture and artefacts, Japanese furniture and artefacts, Indian furniture and artefacts, Asian furniture and artefacts.
European and American
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of European & North American items – Dutch, German, Biedermeier, European, Scandinavian, American and Multicultural – Intricate architectural joinery, furniture, clocks, artefacts and collectables.
Ecclesiastical and Multi-denominational Religions
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of Ecclesiastical and Multi-denominational items – Intricate architectural joinery, furniture and religious artefacts and statues for cathedrals, churches, temples and mosques.
Modern and Contemporary
GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen restoration of Modern and Contemporary items – Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern and Post WWII, and gallery furniture and designer furniture, intricate joinery for mansions, prestigious estates, buildings and outbuildings.
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GN Olsson Mastercraftsmen, Antique Restoration Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast – Artisan Restorers for Antique, Furniture, Joinery, Art, Musical, Car, Horse Drawn, Transport & Technology Repair, Refurbishment and Restoration.
Furniture Restoration At Its Best In Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast
Furniture restoration is an age-old art of bringing your old and also new furniture back to life and as close as possible to its original state.
What is a furniture restorer?
A furniture restorer inspects and repairs furniture. A furniture restorer does delicate repairs and touch-up refinishing, as well as complete overhauls of antique or worn-out furniture.
What is the purpose of furniture restoration?
Furniture refinishing is a great way to make worn-out furniture pieces look new again. It can also help antique furniture retain its value. You can use it to match other items in your room.
Antique Furniture Restoration Services
If you have antiques in your home, you may want to consider having them restored. There are many antique furniture restoration services that can help bring your pieces back to life. However, before you hire a company, be sure to do your research. Read reviews and compare prices to find the best fit for your needs. Once you have chosen a restoration service, be sure to discuss your expectations with them before they start working.
If you have antique furniture that needs restoration, there are a few services you can turn to for help. Some of these services specialise in specific types of antique furniture, so it's important to do your research before calling. Here are a few to consider:
Wood Restoration Services
This type of service is good for items that have been damaged by water or fire and can restore pieces to their original condition.
Paint and Stain Removal
If your antique furniture has paint or stains that need to be removed, this service can help.
Furniture Restoration and Repair Services
If you have antique furniture that is in bad shape, this service can restore it to its original beauty.
This type of service is good for items that need a bit of an update but aren't quite ready for restoration.
In the market for antique furniture but don't have the time or know-how to restore it yourself? Fear not. There are many antique furniture restoration services in Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coast available to help you out. Services can range from simply cleaning and polishing your piece to a full restoration, including refinishing and repair. Be sure to research different services in your area and get quotes before choosing one.
Our Antique and Furniture Restorer and Repairer Services In Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
Our services are experienced and reputable based on years of experience and knowledge in the craft. We service all regions in SE Queensland and provide quality superior craftmanship with an intricate eye for detail.
What Is Antique furniture upholstery repair in Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast?
Antique furniture upholstery repair in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast involves restoring and repairing antique furniture pieces that have been damaged or worn over time. This can include reupholstering chairs, sofas, and other furniture pieces that have been worn out, torn or stained.
Antique furniture is often made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship. It can be important to preserve the original fabric and design as much as possible during the repair process. This requires a skilled and experienced upholsterer who understands how to work with antique materials and techniques.
Antique furniture upholstery repair services in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast typically include assessing the damage to the piece, selecting appropriate materials and fabrics for the repair, removing and replacing damaged upholstery, repairing or replacing any damaged frames or springs, and refinishing or restoring the furniture to its original condition.
6 Types Of Antique Furniture Restoration in Brisbane, Gold & Sunshine Coast
Antique furniture restoration can involve a range of techniques and processes depending on the specific needs of the piece. Here are some common types of antique furniture restoration:
Each type of antique furniture restoration requires a specific set of skills and techniques. It is important to choose an experienced and knowledgeable restoration specialist who can assess the needs of the piece and recommend the appropriate restoration techniques.
7 Types of Antique Furniture That Could Require Repair
Antique furniture is often made with high-quality materials and craftsmanship, but it can still be subject to wear and tear over time. Here are seven types of antique furniture that could require repair:
It is important to have any necessary repairs done by an experienced and qualified antique furniture restoration specialist to preserve the value and authenticity of the piece.