The new year is a time for resolutions, and “out with the old, in with the new.” But the new soon gets old, and one company is encouraging a resolution that gives new life to old treasures.
Trefler’s of Boston, the oldest comprehensive restoration company in the United States wants the repair and restoration of antiques, paintings, and sculpture to go to the top of the 2015 “to-do” list.
Trefler’s was founded in Germany, where Abraham Trefler began a small business building and restoring furniture. Abraham’s son, Eric, was one of the few survivors of the camps in Poland and Germany during World War II. After Liberation, he left Europe for America and finally settled in Boston, where he initially worked as a furniture restorer for antique dealers on Beacon Street. Today, Trefler’s is still owned by the Trefler family.