Rose Valley Restorations is a Complete Restoration and Conservation Studio for all antique, fine furniture, fine and decorative arts made of wood. We work exclusively with time tested, organic materials such as shellac, oil and wax. All of our finishes are hand applied in the traditional methods.

The skilled artisans who work at Rose Valley Restorations have been extensively trained and educated in the art of restoration and conservation, specialization in color, patina and finish in Florence, Italy, Hamburg, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark.

John Hutchinson, the sole proprietor of Rose Valley Restorations, received a Bachelors in International Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

While living in Florence, John attended the prestigious Restoration Academy Palazzo-Spinelli. In the meantime, he began to work for a Master Finisher. With Maestro Cianferoni, John spent an additional three years attuning his knowledge of general restoration and the fine art of French polish.

Rose Valley Restorations has built a stable and loyal clientele over their years of service. Our clients know that when they contract Rose Valley, they get a great product, with a high return on their investment, at a reasonable cost and a very efficient turn around time.

Testimonials

RoseValley Restoration is the benchmark for quality refurbishments, innovative ideas, and competitive prices.

Recently we collaborated on a painting process that literally transformed old bureaus into timeless masterpieces. Some of my pieces simply needed the right kind of TLC in terms or polish and stabilization. Refinishing along with repairs were required on others.  I found Rose Valley Restoration to be conservative in their approach to restoration, with many options to choose from. They provided pick-up and delivery and the turn-around time exceeded my most optimistic expectations. These men are just “good people” to work with on a personal level, and they treated each piece of furniture with the most professional care I could have found.

-Cheryl Cummings,

We have trusted our antique furniture to John Hutchinson’s expert hands for over twenty years—and through at least four house moves.  He has done beautiful repairs due to wear, breakage or misuse.  There also have been several occasions when he waxed and polished fine pieces before a big party or a photo shoot.  Perhaps his most challenging assignment was the restoration and preservation of two priceless pieces from a Spanish monastery dating from the late 1500s:  the Spanish door in our Rose Valley home and the matching Spanish vestry table.  He essentially re-built both pieces, along with a period-authentic wax finish, which brought them back to their original luster.  John and his talented crew are hugely knowledgeable, considerate of our needs, and trustworthy with our family treasures.  We simply cannot recommend them or their work more highly.

-Geoff and Saundra Shepard,

John Hutchinson and the Rose Valley crew are conscientious, knowledgeable and driven to produce first rate restoration and singular pieces of furniture.  We’ve enjoyed working with them for over ten years.  He and his team have provided us with great service in a timely fashion.  I have taken stacks of John’s cards and have gladly handed them out to customers and dealers alike.

You’re in good hands with Rose Valley Restoration.

-Scott Chalfant,

Rose Valley Restoration’s service is great and their work is meticulous.  You’ll never be sorry that you used them for restoration or repair of your furniture.

-Matilda Bixby, New Castle, DE

Rose Valley Restorations accepted a small tilt-top table from us in order to refurbish a water damaged top. The work was done within several hours and looks outstanding.

What was just as important to us was how responsive they were to our request for help. This level of respect reflects their attention to detail and customer satisfaction even for a small project.

-Mark & Barbara Schroeder, Landenberg, PA

John worked well in a working arts center, respecting students, faculty and staff. The work area was always left clean and he completed his work in a timely manner and on budget.

I would and have recommended John’s work without reservation. He is an artist and a master of his craft.

-Deborah R. Yoder, Community Arts Center Wallingford, PA

With skill, innovation and a deep respect for the hsitory of the building, the room and the craftsmanship, John and his crew carefully and beautifully restored the badly damaged woodwork in this room. Windows were made operable, woodwork was cleaned and polished; all of it done in the historic style of the room.

-Deborah R. Yoder, Community Arts Center Wallingford, PA