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Restoration and Conservation of Antiques

With over ten years experience in the field, Magali Somers Maus has been able to establish a reputation of being one of the leading conservators and restorers of fine Antique Furniture in the Unites States.

Trained at the prestigious West Dean College in England, Magali Somers Maus is now based in Mountain Brook, near Birmingham, Alabama, and her exceptional skills for period-correct conservation and restoration in the highest traditions of craftmanship have made her reputation - and her passion for the Antiques given into her care has become legendary among her clients, highly important public and private collections, located all over the United States.

You'll find numerous examples of Antique Furniture Restoration and Conservation on this website which will help you to assess our competence in helping you safe your cherished Antiques.

Magali Somers Maus is an active member of the BAFRA, the British Antique Furniture Restorer's Association.

The British Antique Furniture Restorers' Association is the foremost organisation of craftsmen engaged in furniture conservation and restoration and was founded in 1979 to safeguard interests of owners and buyers of antique furniture and the antique trade.

It seeks to act as a bridge between qualified conservator-restorers and those whose love of antique furniture requires the highest standards of conservation and restoration.

All members have to have at least five years as a restoration professional (the average member has 23 years experience) and pass exacting assessment on their skill, knowledge and business credentials and all members also acknowledge the need for continuous professional development to keep abreast of advances in knowledge and skills in the craft.
Thank you for visiting Magali Somers Maus ' website and find out how she can help you safe your valuable Antiques.

You can access several restoration projects through the pictures hereunder.


Who are we ?

Magali and Guido H. Maus are the longtime owners of Manhattan-based Antique Gallery Lili Marleen Antiques (please read also text hereunder). The fact of Magali Somers Maus being a second generation Antique Dealer and a "West Dean College - trained" Antique Furniture Conservator and Restorer, as well as Guido Maus' twenty year long experience in the Fine Art market, have created a very exciting and complimentary mix of five centuries of Antiques - Decorative Arts as well as Fine Arts - a mix called eclectic by the New York Times as far back as 2001, when Magali and Guido's Gallery " Lili Marleen Antiques " was featured on the front page of the September 6th "House & Home section" , in a great article named "Louis loves Duane", referring to an exceptional Suite of twelve French Louis XVI Period Armchairs and the matching Settee, upholstered in a sublime bright red-orange cotton velvet; and the location of the Gallery, on Duane Street, in the very hip Downtown TriBeCa area.

Now, this eclectic mix of Fine Antiques is on display in their new Gallery "Henry Maus Antiques" located in Mountain Brook, near Birmingham, Alabama.

Go on their website's "20th century Design" page and access a selection of important French, Italian, German and Belgian early to mid - 20th century Furniture, designed by some of the most important Designers and Architects, such as Eugène Printz, Jean-Michel Frank, Maxime Old, Paul Dupré-Lafon, Charles Dudouyt, Jean Royère, André Arbus, Serge Roche, Louis Sognot, René Drouet, Jean-Charles Moreux, Raphaël, Francis Jourdain, Süe & Mare, Jacques Quinet, René Herbst, Léon and Maurice Jallot, Raymond Subes, René Prou, Jean Rothschild, Albert Guénot, Gaëtan Frontisi, Roger Le Manach, Michel Dufet, Charlotte Perriand, De Coene, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, Jules Wabbes, Gio Ponti, Guglielmo Ulrich, Osvaldo Borsani, Ico Parisi, Marco Zanuso, and many others. Due to popular demand, Henry Maus Antiques shows more and more Modernist-designed early to mid-20th century Furniture, as well as elegant French and Italian 1940's neo-classical Antiques in our Mountain Brook, Birmingham, Al showroom. From powerful Renaissance-period pieces, over elegant 19th century neo-classicism to important 20th century Modernism and Design, every visitor wil enjoy the playfully arranged gallery located in the very heart of Mountain Brook Village, near Birmingham, Alabama and will be amazed by how differents in Style and Period sublime each other.
Eclecticism at its best.

 (...) Lili Marleen Antiques shows a large and eclectic selection of Antique Furniture and Fine Arts ranging from the 17th through the 20th century. In their charming 5,000 sqf. Tribeca location since May 2001, Lili Marleen Antiques owners Magali Somers Maus and Guido H. Maus have been able to establish themselves as a destination for enthousiasts looking for that particular piece, and visitors find themselves in an eclectic mix where an elegant Belgian 18th century Commode meets famous French Designer Eugène Printz' superb 1930's Designs, a sculpted mid-19th century Anglo-Indian Center Table sublimes a gorgeous French Oak Sideboard by Charles Dudouyt, and where a spectacular 1897 Table by Belgian Architect Gustave Serrurier-Bovy invites you to enjoy the presence of a pair of 18th century Italian Antique Lion Sculptures or the pure majestic beauty of a 1940's Armoire by French Architect Maxime Old.
French Architect and Designer Paul Dupré-Lafon's unique Smokers Cabinet covered in leather by the world-renowned French company Hermès stands next to a 1760's set of ten (yes, ten) antique sculpted Italian Walnut Chairs from the Genoa Region and both seem absolutely friendly with a late 16th century Print by Peter Bruegel (...).