Our Mission

At J.Scheer & Co., preservation of fine textiles like wedding dresses, modern and vintage couture, and heirloom textiles through the cleaning and conservation is not just what we do day in and day out: It’s our passion. Properly caring for treasured garments both old and new is how we maintain cherished memories of people, places, and past celebrations. Averting and overcoming the attacks of time and environment has become an exacting art and a science of constantly advancing precision. It demands not only knowledge, skill, and sensitivity, but materials produced with meticulous care, to rigorous standards.

The entire team at J.Scheer & Co. is dedicated to the complex art of conservation cleaning and preservation of fine textiles. Our clients benefit from our vast experience in working with museum professionals and from our on-going training in conservation science, both of which continue to inform us as we apply the most rigorous standards to private client work entrusted to our care.

​We accept full responsibility for every object in our care. Whether we are restoring and preserving a family heirloom, an historic museum textile or one of our brides’ gowns, we endeavor to earn the trust of every client and to provide a unique service that safely enhances their most valued possessions.

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“We are incredibly pleased with the level of professionalism and expertise that J. Scheer & Co. has proven time and time again. They are truly the best for cleaning and preservation in the industry, and we trust them exclusively with our gowns.”



Jonathan Scheer

Jonathan Scheer

President and CEO

Jonathan Scheer is the president and CEO of J. Scheer & Co., a firm specializing in conservation cleaning and preservation of wedding gowns, modern couture, and historic costume.

His expertise in conservation cleaning treatments has contributed to textile collections exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Musee des arts decoratifs at the Louvre in Paris, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He co-authored a paper on conservation cleaning treatments with Kathleen Kiefer, Visiting Textile Conservator at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Mr. Scheer attended Union College, where he received a B.A. in history. He also studied conservation science and care of museum collections at the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation Analytical Laboratory, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Campbell Center for Historic Preservation.

Sophia Daniel

Sophia Daniel

Senior Conservator

Sophia Daniel graduated with a BA from Georgia College and State University in Spring 2020, where her interdisciplinary studies encompassed museum studies, chemistry, theater, and art history. Her undergraduate thesis, “Unhindered Spirit: Embracing Imperfection,” was a co-curated exhibition and fashion show. She gained practical experience through an internship at the Johnston-Felton-Hay House, focusing on collections research.

Furthering her education, Sophia completed her MA in Fashion and Textiles Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, specializing in costume and textiles conservation. While in New York City, she interned at the Textile Conservation Lab at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Her master’s thesis delved into the implementation of dry cleaning practices in textile conservation.

Sophia now serves as the head of conservation at J. Scheer & Co, where she leads her team in treatment planning and execution, leveraging her expertise in both conservation and textile studies.

Francesca Tarantino

Francesca Tarantino

VP of Sales and Business Development

With over a decade of experience in luxury bridal and womenswear, including roles at esteemed brands like Carolina Herrera, Francesca brings a deep understanding of both the products and clientele to J. Scheer & Co.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Advertising from the University of Delaware. During her studies, Francesca gained hands-on experience through internships at renowned companies such as Vera Wang, Halston, and Long Island Bride & Groom magazine.

Starting her career in Wholesale management, Francesca has since focused on building strong relationships between retailers and design houses. She has organized numerous trunk shows and client events worldwide, collaborating closely with design teams to bring customer desires to life in collections.

Francesca is dedicated to partnering with designers, stores, and clients to provide invaluable service, preserving cherished memories and family legacies.

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“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”



We are pleased to offer brides and private collectors of couture the same professional care we provide to costume curators, conservators, and bridal specialists.


We are pleased to have collaborated with conservators at the following institutions:

​Andy Warhol Museum | American Textile History Museum | Biltmore Estate | Carnegie Museums | Cathedral of St. John the Divine | Josef and Anni Albers Foundation | Museum of the City of New York | The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Museum at FIT | U.S.S. Curtiss Museum


We are honored to be the recommended wedding gown preservationists of the following:

Amsale | Anne Barge | Berta | Carol Hannah | Elie Saab | Elizabeth Fillmore | Galia Lahav | Ines Di Santo | The Mark Ingram Collection | Mira Zwillinger | Monique Lhuillier | Oscar de la Renta | Peter Langner | Pronovias | Reem Acra | Romona Keveza | Sareh Nouri | Vera Wang