At Stonehouse Antiques, we believe that any piece of antique or vintage furniture's best value is realized when the piece is maintained in its original condition. We strive to retain every piece's original integrity and repair or refinish only when absolutely necessary. If repair or restoration is required due to neglect or damage, we make every repair as close to original specifications with identical materials to those used when new. We go to great lengths to ensure that every piece we have restored has been done with loving care and fine attention to detail. That is why when you purchase from Stonehouse Antiques, you can be assured that your satisfaction is guaranteed.
In addition to the work we do on our own merchandise, we also do repairs and restorations for customer owned pieces. Be it simple repairs, like tightening and detailing, spot refinishing or complex ground up restorations. Upholstery is also not a problem. We charge a nominal per hour fee, and can usually estimate the work prior to starting on any project. Of course we come to you to inspect things, and pick-up/delivery can also be arranged. Please look through some of our past projects to see the level of quality that we offer.
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Birds Eye Maple 6 drawer Lingerie Chest, stripped and refinished
Over-sized Solid Oak Bonnet Chest with Mirror, stripped to natural golden oak and refinished (before/after)
Empire period Tall Chest with Bird’s Eye and Curly Maple, Crotch Mahogany and original Sandwich Glass Knobs (before/after)
Probably a Boston made piece, circa 1825. Before picture
shown as found, after picture shows it finished.
Approx 16 hours work as shown.
Small Oak Cylinder Roll Top Desk (before/after)
Dismantled to the frame, re-glued all joints in frame, stripped entire desk and refinished to golden Oak, replaced hardware, new felt on pull out desk surface.
Tiger Maple Open Leg Ladies Desk (before/after)
The finish was very muddy and the graining was barely visible. Stripped and refinished to clear inside and out.
Crotch Mahogany Student Desk (before/after)
This Crotch Mahogany Student Desk was stripped and refinished (drawer fronts only), painted bases and top edge off white, adding gold highlights to base and applied carvings.
High Deco Tall Dresser, circa 1910 (before/during/after)
The finish on this high deco tall dresser was badly distressed, It was completely disassembled, all the loose joints and top (which was loose) were re-glued and completely refinished showing burled walnut faces.
Deco Dresser, circa 1910 (before/after)
Matching dresser to Tall Chest above -- The finish on this deco dresser was badly distressed, It was completely disassembled, one of the drawers required veneer repairs and all the loose joints and top (which was loose) were re-glued and completely refinished showing burled walnut faces.
Tiger Maple Highboy, circa 1900 (before/after)
The finish on this Tiger Maple highboy dresser was very dark and muddy, hiding the graining. Upon arrival, I stripped the top drawers to show finished color/graining. The after picture shows the piece completed with a clear finish with extremely pronounced graining visible.
Still available as of 2-15-15
Narrow Hoosier Cabinet (before/after)
Very Narrow, Apartment size Hoosier Cabinet, painted with several coats of paint
Completely dismantled and stripped to bare wood, clear finish added and re-assembled.
As shown (originally a painted Hoosier when new).
Solid Oak "Hoosier" Cabinet, Circa 1920 (before/after)
Found in a basement, upon arrival completely dismantled and sent to stripper as shown. When returned, had to replace several panels due to water damage from basement, reglued entire frame and lower body, new canvas on roll up door, added restoration hardware, finished with clear and reassembled as shown.
Seller's Oak "Hoosier" Cabinet, Circa 1925 (before/during/after)
Purchased from original owner in Rockville Center, L.I. Took from kitchen as shown. Completely dismantled, sent to stripper for stripping. When back, restored original hardware and re-assembled as shown. Had all bells and whistles, including “patented Seller’s ant proof casters” that you would pour ant poison into. Approximately 30 hours invested to restore. Originally a painted cabinet when new.
Solid Oak Murphy Bed, circa 1900 (before/after)
The finish was very dark and muddy, stripped entire piece inside and out and refinished to natural Golden Oak.
Early Pine Hanging Cupboard (before/after)
The original shellac finish was very dark and dirty. Stripped finish to natural pine, leaving original patina and finished with clear shellac as to original.
Rosewood Table (before/after)
Mid 19th Century Extension Table with 2 Leaves. The top was badly sun and water damaged, cracked and peeling veneers. Removed original veneer, replaced with new rosewood veneer as shown. Book matched 2 extension sides and also 2 leaves (not shown). Finished with several clear coats. Repaired 1 loose leg.
Small Mahogany Sewing Cabinet (before/after)
The finish was very muddy and dark, hiding the natural graining in veneer. Stripped the door, sides, and top only. Retained Base finish, and finished balance in clear coat to show off graining.
Mid Century Baker Side Table with Olive Burl Veneered Top (before/after)
The top was very badly scratched and damaged, balance of table good. Stripped and refinished top only, showing off gorgeous burled wood top. Detailed balance of table to bring out color.
Table is still available as of 2-15-15.
Circa 1920 Tall Dresser (before/after)
Circa 1920 Tall Dresser, original finish badly deteriorated and faded. Missing hardware. Stripped to natural exposing beautiful walnut burled drawers, finished with a clear coat and added new hardware.
Circa 1910 Tall Dresser (before/after)
The original finish was badly distressed, missing mouldings, damage to drawer faces. Dismantled dresser completely, reglued loose joints as needed. Stripped entire dresser to natural showing burled walnut and birds eye maple fronts. Discarded original wide mouldings framing outside of 3 large drawers, and picture framed all six drawers individually, covering damaged drawer faces. Top drawers, removed damaged applied carving on center drawer. Refinished dresser to clear and reapplied hardware.
Heavily Inlaid Tramp Art Cabinet with multiple drawers and doors (before/after)
The finish was badly crazed and alligatored from intense attic heat. Took off original finish and finished in clear coat as shown.
Upholstery Work on Folding Arm Loveseat (before/after)
Folding Arm Loveseat shown as found, frame finish dark and muddy, webbing and springs damaged,
fabric dry rotted and torn, stuffing gone.
Twin Beds to Create King (before/after)
Matched Pair of Mahogany twin beds, modified side columns to attach together side to side, attached same at back, and inside footboards below mattress line of site. Painted white and distressed same. Modified steel free standing frame to attach to headboard and footboards. Can be done with most pairs of twin beds to create king size bed.
Matched Pair of Twin Beds to Create King (before/after)
Another example of Twin beds married side by side to create king. This pair approximately 1890 victorian twins, with a steel frame added to carry mattress.
In addition to Repairs and Restorations / Finishing work, we also do upholstery. Frame was stripped and refinished to natural oak prior to upholstery. All upholstery. Springs, padding, webbing, etc removed to expose empty frame. Frame is tightened/repaired/re-glued as needed. Ratcheting sides mechanisms were cleaned and adjusted to work properly. New webbing and under fabric was added, springs were retied and installed. Padding used was extra dense for greater comfort, and fabric was applied, tufted and installed as shown. I have other photos of this piece if desired. Please see our UPHOLSTERY PAGE for other examples of our work.
We also do Reupholstery . . .
100 yr old table, new leaves, made up, aged and stained to match.
Stonehouse Antiques, Long Valley, NJ