Located in the Conservation Studios at 12702 Larchmere Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio, heide rivchun furniture conservation, LLC has served the Greater Cleveland region since 1974.
heide rivchun furniture conservation is a full-service conservation and restoration facility with a concentration in fine antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and decorative arts. The studio also restores fine furniture from the early 20th century. All of the work is performed by hand using traditional techniques and materials in keeping with the original craftsmanship. We specialize in the following disciplines.
- Structural repair and problem solving
- Cabinet work
- Veneer restoration
- Marquetry and Parquetry restoration
- Inlay restoration including wood, mother of pearl, ivory, brass and pewter
- Tortoiseshell restoration
- Chair restoration
- French Polishing
- Japanese Lacquer restoration
- Chinoiserie restoration
- Leather replacement and tooling
- Baize restoration and replacement
- Metalwork and Marblework as it applies to furniture
- Caning and Rushing of chairs
In cooperation with the owner, each object is individually assessed to tailor a treatment that is appropriate to the integrity of the object with regard to craftsmanship, period and value.
Heide Rivchun, owner, began her career under the direction of Fletcher Williams at Shaker Square Antiques and The Fletcher Williams Gallery. She holds a Diploma in Furniture Design and a Higher Diploma in Repair Technology from the London College of Furniture. Her studio staff has over 75 years of collective experience in furniture conservation and restoration.
- 2001: Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio. Furniture in their collection.
- 1997: Squire Farm in Brecksville, Ohio. Finish interior woodwork.
- 1990: The Hower House in Akron, Ohio. The entire collection.
- 1986: The Cleveland Historical Society- The Goldsmith House at Hale Farm and Village. The entire furniture collection.
- 1982: The Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England. Swinging Cradle.
- 1982: The Geoffrey Museum. London, England. Barrel Organ.
- 1975-1981: The Cleveland Historical Society. Selected pieces of furniture from their collection.
- 1978: The Sanford House. Cleveland, Ohio. Selected pieces of furniture.