Whenever a piece of furniture is damaged save the broken pieces. Typically fancy moldings , pieces of veneer , chair rungs , spindles , knobs and pulls are broken off during use or while being moved to a new location. Save all the pieces you can and give them to the furniture restorer. Often , thanks to his skills , the pieces can be used in the restoration process. If fancy trim is broken off make every effort to save it. Many of the old molding and trim designs are no longer available from companies selling restoration supplies.