A LONG FAMILY TRADITION
Thanks to the skill of the great restoration master Mario Ponziani, from the late 19th century onwards this restoration workshop became the most prestigious in Florence. Here masterpieces from across Italy were restored everyday, studying and understanding the techniques used by the old masters.
FURNITURE DECORATION AND REPRODUCTION
The workshop is the place where antique and contemporary furniture is decorated, modified and restored, also using special techniques including gilding, gold leaf, silver leaf, flame maple, and special furniture is made to measure. All the works are performed strictly by hand, by our expert craftsmen under the supervision of Maurizio Ponziani
… “Una volta c’era chi lavorava con affidiabilità e competenza. Oggi a Firenze c’è Ponziani ma domani? E’ inevitabile quindi che la rarefazione del Settecento laccato veneziano diventi …Carla Abeti
… “Today the Ponziani Family is among Europe’s leading producers of handpainted replicas of antique furniture wich they export all over the world, especially to interiors decorators in the United States….Anne Marshall Zwack
THE ANCIENT ART OF RESTORATION
Over time, the ‘things’ that surround us acquire a value that cannot be measured in economic terms. This is the sentimental value of the objects and furniture in our homes, linked to memories and emotions. Maurizio Ponziani’s antiques laboratory restores period furniture with painting and varnishing techniques that respect the authenticity of every detail. Every task is performed with close attention to detail, professional skill, imagination and creativity.