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We include only Chicago-area professionals and businesses that deal directly with the public. Many of the people mentioned here have other talents: furniture restorers often sell antique furniture, furniture makers sometimes do upholstery work, some interior designers have expertise in kitchens and baths.
Deller Conservation Group
707 North St.
The Smithsonian-trained Craig Deller is well known in Chicago’s furniture conservation community; many of the firm’s commissions come from museums, including the Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. “All furniture is worthy of conservation,” he says. “The individual can decide if the expense is worth it.” Deller closed his St. Charles lab in 2009 but continues to teach, consult, and take on projects.