Luke Addington is a furniture conservator, period woodworker, and marqueteur specializing in furniture conservation, restoration, and re-creations. During the past seven years, Mr. Addington has treated 17th-19th century American & European furniture, French marquetry, and made true to period furniture re-creations for clients throughout Arizona, California, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. He provides services to a diverse international and domestic clientele, including private individuals, organizations, and museums through his Tucson-based firm, Addington Furniture, LLC.
Addington trained under furniture conservators William Patrick Edwards & Patrice Lejeune at the American School of French Marquetry and holds certifications in Boulle Marquetry, Painting in Wood, and the Classic Method. In addition, Addington has lectured and taught about period furniture and its conservation for both public and private institutions since 2011. He publishes regularly in his field, and is currently working on a book regarding the history of French furniture finishing from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Mr. Addington is an associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC) and the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM).
Addington Furniture, LLC provides the following services:
Treatment, including on-site treatment, of museum quality furniture, complex decorated wooden objects, and gilt bronzes
Condition reporting for insurance or curatorial purposes
Verbal proposals (non-binding)
Advice over the telephone (non-binding)
Treatment discussion and advice
Preventive conservation consultations
Referrals to other conservators, labs, appraisers, and auctioneers
Re-creations of European & American furniture from the 17th to the 19th century
--and related services of:
Furniture & marquetry design
Marquetry & veneering
French polishing & finishing
Contact Mr. Addington by telephone or email to discuss your items that need his care. Based on that discussion you may decide to meet with him or arrange delivery of your object to his studio. Mr. Addington will examine your object and present you with a complete condition report & conservation treatment proposal, which includes an estimated completion date and cost. If a project is especially complex or lengthy he may send you interim reports and may require partial payments at those times. If unexpected problems are identified during treatment he will cease work and contact you before resuming; an addendum to the treatment outline may be required. Once work is complete Mr. Addington will contact you regarding pickup and final payment.
All furniture conservation services provided by Addington Furniture are performed in adherence to the AIC Code of Ethics & Guidelines for Practice.
All services are estimated on a per-project basis, with a minimum project fee of $200. Additional materials fees may be required.