Conservation & Preservation

Complete Conservation and Restoration of your antique, fine furniture and decorative arts. Including but not limited to:

  • Structural Consolidation
  • Veneer and Inlay
  • Carving and Turning
  • Gild Work
  • Custom Color and Painting
  • Custom Finish and Patina
  • Architectural and On-site Services

Finish Work

Finish Work is our specialty and is hand applied in the European tradition, shellac, wax and oil finished


Our restoration and conservation skills include the following periods:

  • Renaissance
  • Chippendale
  • Sheraton
  • Hepplewhite
  • Empire
  • Victorian
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Moderne
  • Nouveau
  • Deco

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Pool, Billiards, and Antique Game Table Restoration

Complete restoration to your antique gaming tables, including:

  • All manners of veneer and inlay work.
  • Structural consolidation.
  • All metal and leather work.
  • All necessary aesthetic work regarding color and finish.
  • Restore/replace bumpers as needed.
  • Re felt bumpers and table surface.
  • At home disassembly and re assembly, which includes leveling table and leveling slate.

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Custom Design & Build

Fine Custom Furniture designed, built and decorated upon request

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custom brass casting

fire, smoke and water damage restoration



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

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,

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,

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

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