RESOURCE LIST: New England Fixers
Our handy list of “fixers” will lead you to the craftsmen in your area who can fix your prized possessions.
A family owned business since 1970, with an extensive selection of restored lighting.
Renaissance Antique Lighting
Restoration and conservation of original finishes and patination is a specialty. Also offering rewiring services to update older residential and commercial light fixtures of all sizes.. We have rewiring services to update older residential and commercial light fixtures of any size. We are an U.L approved shop.
Geary Art Gallery
Providing cleaning, repair, and art restoration of oil paintings and frames.
Randy Smith & Linda Hampton Smith
Randy Smith Art Restoration
Over 55 years of combined experience; specializing in oil paintings, folk art, and paint decorated objects.
Williamstown Art Conservation Center
Staff conservators are skilled in treatments ranging from surface cleaning to paint-layer stabilization to the complete restoration of damaged artworks. The lab is expert in the full range of painting materials and techniques. These highly-skilled conservators and technicians have the expertise to undertake projects of virtually any scale or level of complexity, working for large-scale institutions and individual collectors.
Gentle Giant Moving Company
A big company, offering one-stop shopping for moving and repairs including the repair of oil paintings and frames.
John Rauscher, M.A.
Molly Stark Bindery
As a used and antiquarian bookseller since the 1990’s, John Rauscher knows his subject. Whether they’ve become dog-eared, pages torn or loose, hinges split or backs broken, he can offer you affordable options to take care of your treasured books.
Applefire Bookbinding & Restoration
Specializing in restoring many types of books, especially cookbooks, keepsakes and museum collections.
Carlson Turner Antiquarian Books & Bookbindery
In addition to offering over 40,000 antiquarian and used titles for sale, they offer full service hand bookbindery repairs, conservation, and box making.
Sherman Chair Caning
Sandy has been offering instruction at Fletcher Farm School on the art of chair caning for about a decade. All matter of caning is covered here in this family run business: Shaker tape, wicker repair, fibre rush, hand caning, splint weave, Danish cord, natural rush, and specialty projects too.
Able to Cane
Portland and Warren, ME
In business for over 25 years. Reeds, caning and paper fibre rush are all from sustainable sources, and only 100% cotton Shaker tape is used. At a local pond, Zike hand-harvests the cattails that become natural rush seats woven onto the finest antiques.
S&S Chair Caning
Double French cane or double blind cane, most often found on French or American antiques, is a specialty. Chairs, tables, settees, sofas, benches, and other heirloom pieces welcomed.
CLOCKS & WATCHES
MGP, Inc. – Clock and Watch Restoration
A third generation horologist and a uniquely skilled artisan, Michael Poisson makes many clock parts by hand, enabling him to restore 1700-1940 era timepieces to their full operation and original splendor. Free estimates. Repair costs vary widely.
Offering repair and restoration of American and European clocks. Showroom on site displaying a number of antique and restored clocks for sale.
A dealer and restorer specializing in repairing 19th century pieces — both collector and heirloom rugs.
Having written many books on the subject, Jessie Turbayne knows all about the history and intricacies of hooked rugs. All restoration work is done by Jesse herself, and she offers an appraisal service too.
Hot Strings Guitar Shop
Covering the gamut of acoustic guitar, the 1200 square foot shop has everything required to build and repair stringed instruments.
Johnson String Instruments
Newton Center, MA
Repair and restoration, as well as custom setups and tonal adjustments, and bow repair and rehair services for violins, violas, cellos, and bass.
Vintage Fret Shop
Offering quality musical instruments, repairs, appraisals, and lessons for over 40 years.