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A Brief background of Clement Curated Antiques

Clement Curated Antiques is the brainchild of William Patier, working closely with skilled French ebenistes.


The key word is authentic. Each antique piece that we bring to the table results from a long chain of work, and dedication. Starting with Yannick, who is a carpenter at heart. He began at the age of fifteen by working in a carpenter's workshop and learning the craft of constructing and restoring antiques. Very quickly he discovered a passion, and talent, for finding great antique pieces left uncared for and restoring them to their full potential. His thirty years of experience and exceptional craftsmanship have made him renowned in the Anjou region. There is indeed great merit in taking valuable historical pieces, namely antiques, and giving them a second life by which we can come to appreciate them once more. Few professionals know this craft and even fewer that do it with such expertise as Yannick.


The process thus starts with a love for antiques and history. William's first talent is to   “              ” for antiques and "bibelots", meaning antiquing. William has acquired a sharp sense of finding unique treasures and uncovering forgotten antiques. Sometimes traveling far and wide throughout France to find that authentic piece. William then takes these pieces back to Yannick's workshop in St. Clement, where he has three highly trained carpenters working with him. This next step is the most impressive and admirable part of the antique's journey. Yannick and his team then work their magic on each piece: cleaning, repairing, sanding, bleaching, painting, protecting, polishing, and the list goes on. Each piece undergoes a special treatment to truly bring out its purest original character. Their craft is based on a deep respect and appreciation for the historical value of antiques and this shows in the final rendition. 


Finally, we then select the finest and most elegant pieces and prepare them for exportation. This phase also demands care and attention to protect the furniture during the transportation phase. For this part, William ensures that the process goes safely and smoothly. As a Franco-American, William has direct local contact with Yannick and his team as well as on-site US availability. This position is highly favorable for this context: no language or cultural barriers, just a passion for antiques and restoration. As such, what we bring to customers is the result of a complex but beautiful journey of curating antiques.

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