Selling vertical panel saws, edgebanders, inverted routers, stacks of cutting blades and other equipment no longer needed in its day-to-day business, Mastercraft Furniture Refinishing holds an auction this week at its 25,000 square foot plant on Chicago's near West side.

Tracing its roots to Italy, Mastercraft has been operating in Chicago since 1939, where it handcrafts furniture and cabinetry with a special emphasis on refinishing, including gold leaf.  The company provides built-in and freestanding casework for both residential and commercial installations.

"We offer an impressive range of styles, colors, wood finish colors and sheen levels, laminates, gold and silver leafing and trims," says Mastercraft Furniture Refinishing. "We can also custom match unique finishes."

In recounting a history of the company, president Jim Antoni says

Mastercraft has its roots in Italy, where Old World craftsmanship is taken to heart. My father learned the business from his father and grandfather. Over the years, each successive generation refined their skills to become sought after craftsmen. My parents, Louis and Marina Antoni, opened Mastercraft together soon after they married. They worked long hours in the small furniture repair shop, and over the years they expanded their business and commercial clients in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs and states. Read more about Mastercraft Furniture Refinishing >>

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