Restoration + Repair

Custom professional rare art and antique repair and restoration services in the Chicago area

Restoration should not be confused with refinishing

   Furniture Repair
  Detailed  repair of damaged furniture, cleaning and restoring finish

At PRIMITIVE, our restoration philosophy is based on the concept of bringing things back to life; in other words, to re-infuse pieces with their original character. When done skillfully and sensitively, the original character usually becomes amplified.

We approach client owned material with the same philosophy and attention to detail as material in our own collections.

Select from our collection   
Cleaning and restoration of various stone and releif work, including custom bases and mounts

Restoration services apply to most mediums and include all types of objects as well as furniture, jewelry and sculpture. Restoration services extend to the creation of custom mounts, bases and display methods for existing objects as well as the creation and duplication of unique architectural elements. Pricing is contingent on the nature of the work being performed and turnaround times are usually very fast.

Blog Posts
  1. Appreciating Buddhist Art: Part Four – Ritual Tools and Symbols Glen Joffe 18-Aug-2017
  2. Tutsi Basketry – World Class Weaving Glen Joffe 11-Aug-2017
  3. Creating Sacred Space – Building a Meditation Room Glen Joffe 04-Aug-2017
  4. Nature’s Handiwork – Introduction to Gongshi Glen Joffe 28-Jul-2017
Stories & Descriptions

Discover more information about the culture and history behind many of these beautiful select objects, artifacts, antiques and furnishings–click here

“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER