Mid-Century Modern Furniture Restoration

Mid-Century Modern Furniture Restoration

Serving Southern California

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(760) 329-2294

Mark Fry is a knowledgeable authority on the intricacies of Mid-Century Modern furniture. His expertise is unparalleled in Southern California for Mid-Century Modern furniture restoration. Call today if you need the highest quality of craftmanship to repair or restore your modernism chairs, tables, bedroom furniture and any other types of Mid-Century Modern art or furniture pieces. All restorations are photographed at various stages in order to provide clients with complete progress reports. Our meticulous attention to detail and clear focus assure you of work that will sustain the test of time.


Mid-Century Furniture Restoration Project


List of Mid-Century Modern Furniture Designers

No. 1 – Charles and Ray Eames. …     .No. 9 – Hans Knoll

No. 2 – Eero Saaranin. …           .No. 10 – Milo Baughman

No. 3 – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. …  .No. 11 – Finn Juhl

No. 4 – Marcel Breuer. …             .No. 12 – Adrian Pearsall

No. 5 – Isamu Noguchi. …           .No. 13 – Harry Bertoia

No. 6 – Arne Jacobsen. …          . No. 14 – Marcel Breuer

No. 7 – Edward Wormley. …       . No. 15 – Paul R. Evans

No. 8 – Gerrit Rietveld…..           . No. 16 – Philippe Starck


.No. 17 – Hans Wegner    .No. 18 – Eero Aarnio

.No. 19 – Eileen Gray .No.20 – Edward Wormley

.No.21 – Charlotte Perriand  .No. 22 – Isamu Noguchi

.No. 23 – Eero Saarinen  .No. 24 – George Nakashima

.No. 25 – George Nelson  .No. 26 – Jens Risom

.No.27 – Gio Ponti   .No. 28 – Florence knoll

.No. 29 – Poul Kjaeholm  .No.30 – Alvar Aalto


Testimonial | Mid-Century Modern Furniture Restoration

Dear Mark,

The work you have done for us is extraordinary and we can’t thank you enough. The level of detail that you put into your work is something rarely seen these days and the furniture is beyond beautiful.  You have given every piece new life with a quality that is far greater than when the pieces were first produced.

In searching for someone to restore our furniture everyone I spoke with seemed to just want to rush through it and if I would start to ask questions about how they would do it they would become somewhat impatient.  It was important to me that everything be perfect. Immediately upon speaking with you I knew that you were the right guy for the job, but I had no idea how right you really were. You are an artist, a mechanic, a consultant and most importantly you are extremely passionate and take great pride what you do.  The finished product proved that.

Furthermore, your communication and consultation throughout the process was unexpected and totally service oriented.  You provided a high-level luxury experience during this process and I don’t even think you knew you were doing that. You did that by providing constant updates and making sure I understood every decision and technique that you were going to use as the process unfolded.  I always knew exactly what the outcome would be and knew that I was in great hands every step of the way.

The mid-century modern furniture that I brought to you were not your typical pieces and required everything from wood working and refinishing to re-building the pieces so that they would be stronger than they originally were to restoring brass and stainless finishes.  You did it all with a mechanics mind a surgeons dexterity and an artist vision.

You are the best at what you do and should only be working with people who want the best!   I can’t wait to bring you whatever the next piece is. In the meantime I will be recommending you to anyone and everyone I know who only want their belongings to be handled by a PERFECTIONIST!


Jon Taylor



Contact Mark Fry for quality modernism furniture repairs or restoration.
(760) 329-2294



Mid Century Modern Mastercraft Table Restoration

This project was completed June 15, 2015, the top of table was scratched and banged up, with parts of the veneer missing.  The table had to be stripped back to bare wood, the missing veneer areas needed to be filled and touched up, then the wood was restored to the original high polish lacquer finish.  The client wrote the following review on Angie’s List:

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Vintage Mastercraft Table

Now reassembled with it’s polished brass base, the finished table is on display.


Rosewood George Nelson For Herman Miller Executive Desk Repair

A massive gouge on the side of the desk to be repaired.  I filled it with epoxy putty, leveled and smoothed, and grain cut the area.  The desk was then touched up to blend in the repaired area.

George Nelson Rosewood Desk Repair

After touch up.

Gouged Rosewood Desk George Nelson

Gouged Rosewood Desk before repair














Vintage Dunbar Table

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Vintage Dunbar Table top original finish being restored.

This vintage Dunbar table had to have the top restored, click on the gallery images to expand and scroll through using the side arrows.


Paul Frankl Sinatra Table Restoration

This Paul T. Frankl designer cork table from the Frank Sinatra Home was restored to the designer’s original intent.  Paul Frankl is known as an Art Deco style designer and helped shape the distinctive look of American modernism, also known as Mid-Century Modern style.  The table dates from c. 1950-59.

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Finished Paul Frankel Table at the Sinatra Home.

This Paul Frankl table stands in the Frank Sinatra House today and always draws admiration from visitors.
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Vintage Classic Paul Frankl Dining Room Set Restoration

This Paul Frankl designer dining room set from c. 1950 was restored by Mark Fry of Museum Quality Restoration Services to its original condition.  The dining room set comprised a set of 6 chairs, a cork table and a buffet which was also trimmed with cork.  Frankl is credited with having largely inspired the distinctive Mid-Century Modern style, also known as American Modernism.

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Frankl Dining Set Restoration

Frankl Dining Set Restoration


Contact Mark Fry for quality modernism furniture repairs or restoration.
(760) 329-2294