Schuettinger Conservation Services, Inc.

Insitu structural and presenation surface treatment of a pair of Yoruba carved doors by Lamidi Olonade Fakeye located in the Afr

Insitu structural and presenation surface treatment of a pair of Yoruba carved doors by Lamidi Olonade Fakeye located in the Afr

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Bruce Schuettinger
17 North Alley
PO Box 244
New Market, MD 21774


Phone: (301) 865-3009
Website: www.schuettinger.com
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Overview of Schuettinger Conservation Services

Schuettinger Conservation Services Inc. has provided sensitive and thorough conservation treatment for furniture and wooden artifacts since 1983. SCS Inc. approaches each project using the latest analytical methodology and conservation techniques, artistic skill and thorough scholarly research to provide our clients with excellence in the care and treatment of their objects.

Our specialty is the sensitive treatment of historic objects. Our treatment principles dictate that we seek a fine balance between the preservation of original materials and the original intent of the artist with the current custodian's needs and the environment in which the object is to be used or displayed, while maintaining reversability where appropriate.

Left, image is of an American Colonial Period serpentine front four drawer mahogany chest attributed to Jonathan Gostelowe, Phil

Left, image is of an American Colonial Period serpentine front four drawer mahogany chest attributed to Jonathan Gostelowe, Phil

Up To Date Facility and Ethical Practices

We fully abide by the "Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice" set forth by the American Society for the Preservation of Historic and Artistic Works and those prescribed by the Washington Conservators Guild. Each client of Schuettinger Conservation Services, Inc., receives a condition and treatment report supported by extensive photographic documentation, fully describing the treatment performed on each object conserved by our team.

Image is of a large figured mahogany expansion dining table in the Baroque Style designed and fabricated by Schuettinger Conserv

Image is of a large figured mahogany expansion dining table in the Baroque Style designed and fabricated by Schuettinger Conserv

Services Provided To Our Clients

In addition to a large number of private clients, our recent projects include work for many government agencies, including the State Department, The Library of Congress, The Department of the Treasury, The Architect of the Capitol and the US House of Representatives. Our museum clients include The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Historic Annapolis Foundation, Inc, the Folger Shakepeare Library, the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands and the Kennedy Center.

Some of the services our company provides:

- Conservation treatments for wooden artifacts, particularly furniture and related objects;
- Conservation treatment of historical architectural interior millwork;
- Conservation project management;
- Fungal and insect abatement;
- Collection and condition surveys;
- Authentication reports;
- Analytical testing and reporting;
- Collections care and management, including environmental, display and object usage consultation;
- Reproduction and original designs;
- Teaching and lecturing on conservation and object identification and care.

Reproductions and Custom Design

Schuettinger Conservation Services,Inc. also produces a wide range of custom furniture designs and period reproduction furniture for private and institutional clients through a sister company, ART IN FURNITURE by Schuettinger, http://www.artinfurniture.com. Please contact us to discuss your questions about this service.

Membership

Bruce M. Schuettinger is a Professional Associate Member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and a member of the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG). Bruce M. Schuettinger was a past accredited member of ISA where he served as president for National Capitol Area Chapter (NCACISA) for two years as well as there treasurer for two years and is a current member of the National Capitol Area Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers (NCACISA). Bruce is a past faculty member of the George Washington University Appraisal Studies and Connoisseur Program, where he developed and taught two courses between1993 to 2003 entitled “Fundamentals of Authenticating Furniture” and “Regionalism in American Furniture 1750-1830. He is a frequent lecturer on furniture conservation to the appraisal, museum and conservation industries. Authored a paper for the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies 2008, Entitled “Conservation Reports and How They Can Benefit the Personal Property
Appraiser” Published by the ISA, International Society of Appraisers Education Foundation Edited by Todd W. Sigety, ISA CAPP.
Co-Authored an article with Alexandra Deutsch for Antiques and Fine Art entitled “Conserving an Annapolis Masterpiece” in Vol. VIII, issue 2 in 2008.
Produced a paper for publication in the Wooden Artifacts Group Post Prints for the AIC Conference in 2007 entitled “Considering all the facts; the investigation and treatment of 16 decorated cast iron wood benches, House Chamber 1859” in 2007.Produced the section entitled “Furniture and Wooden Artifacts” for the Conservation Resources for Art and Antiques for the Washington Conservation Guild in 2001, which is now in its third printing. Member of the Maryland Historical Society, the Historical Society of Frederick County, and the Furniture Society.