Antique and Collectibles Restoration
Do you have something of sentimental value, that really means the world to you? Maybe it's that old wooden sled that was your Great Grandmother's from when she was a child. Or the model ships that your Grandfather used to love making, but are broken and collecting dust. Bringing antiques and heirlooms back to life is what I do best. No challenge is too large - I've restored tiger and bear heads, intricate model ships, gumball machines and other antique oddities. A sampling of what I have restored can be seen below.
High-School Podium / Lectern - Full Restoration and Refinishing
Antique Wooden Rocking Horse - Full Restoration with Crackle Finishing
Antique Mahjong Set and Hope Chest - Full Restoration
Custom Wall Hang - Created To Display 200-300 Year Old Iron and Pan That Was a Family Heirloom; Wood Cut From 100+ Year Old Cedar Tree
Tiger Head - Restoration of Mouth and Teeth
I was 14 years old and one day while I was riding my bicycle in downtown Hackensack, I found this in the trash on the curb. It was missing some teeth and a part of its tongue. I brought it back home and was so enamored by it that I just had to restore it back to its original likeness. Utilizing wax, plaster of paris and paints for the restoration.
Antique Model Ship - Rebuilt and Restored
A client delivered the model ship that you see below - after one too many trips across the seven seas it needed a lot of work. It was built by the client's grandfather years ago and he wanted to bring it back to life and display it in his home. I refinished the antique model ship and delivered to a very happy client.
Swordfish - Restoration
I've done several swordfish restorations over the years - this fish was missing the actual sword as well as several of the fins. I constructed a sword and fins, and added them to the swordfish. I then repainted the entire fish, blending the added pieces with the original.
Scale from 1800s and Antique Candlestick Telephone- Reassembly, Restoration, Refinishing
Bear - Restoration of Mouth, Teeth and Fur
This scary bear received a full makeover from me when it found its way into my workshop. The bear head had significant damage to the mouth area and also to the fur on the sides and back of its head. I was able to reconstruct the mouth, creating teeth for the bear and repainting it. In addition, I restored the fur so it had a more uniform appearance throughout. The bear head is currently used by local Girl Scout Leaders for Bear Safety demonstrations.
Broken Dining Room and Kitchen Chairs - My Specialty!
Painting - A Life Long Hobby
The paintings below are my own, some more recent than others.
Antique Sled - Restoration
This sled came from one of my clients, it was originally her Grandfather's and had been in her barn for a number of years. I was able to reupholster the sled and gave it a fresh coat of paint to complete the restoration. The sled is now displayed proudly on my client's front porch.
Antique Oddities - Refinishing, Restoration, Painting
For more information on other furniture and antiques for which I can provide repair and restoration services, contact me today and I will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns! I offer pickup and delivery to customers in Northern New Jersey and the surrounding area.