The Iconoclast Society
We’re wayfaring adventurers, treasure hunters, movers and shakers…
With over 10 years of experience in antique furniture restoration, we provide an authentic experience unparalleled by our competitors.
We create one-of-a-kind, custom fine-art furniture that is expertly crafted from only the highest quality, upcycled salvage materials.
With more than 20 years of experience in the antique resale community, we have a large network of specialists and retail outlets.
We are not just craftsmen but artists, knowledge seekers, and treasure hunters. The Iconoclast team takes each custom piece and works every detail from the moment a pencil touches paper to the day its delivered to your home or business. We strive to make each piece look as though it belongs in the space it resides, like it was always there. Whether it's a restoration or custom piece built by hand, we focus on what matters most: you. We are proud to be the only outfitter in Mountain Maryland to build 100% custom fine-art furniture out of upcycled materials and salvage. We believe that art can not only invoke an emotional response but can be made out of materials that have already lived a life centuries old. We are the new Green movement in custom furniture.
For our restorations, we specialize in paint removal, water damage, and ornate detail work. We not only pay an incredibly acute attention to detail—we take pride in our intention to detail as well. Everything about restoration, for us, is intentional. We pay homage to the original craftsmen in every aspect of our restoration, right down to the hand-forged nails and meticulous artisanship of every curve. Taking our Green initiative to the next level, we do not use any chemicals or products that can harm our environment. We use 100% earth-friendly materials to remove paint, varnish, and other applications to your restoration projects. A majority of the restoration work we do is done by hand, with tools and techniques used by the artisans who built the piece decades ago.
In recent years, we have moved our entire antique catalog online in order to bring a taste of Mountain Maryland to the world. We ship antiques and architectural salvage everywhere: from California to Scotland, Arkansas to Canada. We also do home and business clean-outs, taking care of all rubbish removal and cleaning. From acquiring the receptacles to selling certain pieces for commission, we take care of your needs. The Iconoclast team also does commission sales for estates and family heirlooms. With low commission rates and high success rates, we help you every step of the way.
Authentic Never Goes Out of Style
Who We Are
Anthony Tagliaferro is a loving father of two, originally from Toms River, NJ. He is well versed in antique Americana, American folk art, and an array of other antique and fine art genres. With a degree in English Literature, he has an affinity for Shakespeare and classic literary works. He is the owner and craftsman of Elderbird Restorations and The Iconoclast Society, a published author, an accomplished artist and full time carpenter.
Ryan Snyder is a Native of Cumberland Maryland. Never shying away from a new learning experience and after deciding that psychology, culinary, and real estate were not how he wanted to make a living, he learned restoration with elderbird and the iconoclast society. Armed with an eye for detail and a widespread pool of knowledge he is ready to strike gold in the next historical mining expedition.
Ian Robinson is a originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He is the restoration apprentice for Elderbird Restorations and the on site manager for The Iconoclast Society. While he’s not working, Ian is an up and coming local singer-songwriter. In his spare time, Ian participates in musicals in Cumberlands local theatre.