Services

Antique Restoration

Gas Light lamp restored 1880-1895

Electric 3 foot tall 25 pounds all copper hammered by hand. This light had been horribly abused wired with interior lamp electrical incorrectly and possessed three layers black lead paint to be removed

Upholstery suede leather couch

Before and after pictures with repair ins arms total charge $200

Large upholstery must be delivered by the client

Karastan Rugs

The Rug on the right is from 1928 to 1930 . The one on the left is from 1950 to 1960. A rug is not considered an antique in definition until it reaches 100 years old

Rug Repair

ALL OF THIS IS DONE BY HAND. BECAUSE OF DIFFERING NUMBER OF  KNOTTED BINDS PER INCH/FOOT, OR DEPENDING ON HOW FINE THE KNOTTING PER INCH/FOOT THE BINDING IS CAN THE PRICE RANGE CAN BE FROM  $15-$35 PER FOOT.

ALSO, THERE ARE DOUBLE BOUND RUGS. TWO ROWS OF BINDING AT THE RUGS EDGES

RUG BACKING OR DROP CLOTH REPLACEMENT-FREE ESTIMATE varies from size and make of the rug

Rug HOLE REPAIR - FREE ESTIMATE depending on the size color of material and number of colors. Intricate patterns are very difficult and impossible to match mostly we are able to fix holes that are one two three colors and simple patterns

TASSELS REPAIR- IF THEY CAN BE MATCHED. There are only a handful of companies at that even Supply machine-made tassels if this can be matched to your rug it is the cost of purchasing the materials plus labor. If no match can be found we do make tassels by hand when attaching this next to old tassels you will have a color or shade differential. After the tassels are handmade they must be hand-dyed to match in with the other tassels. HANDMADE/HAND DYED TASSELS CAN RANGE IN PRICE PER TASSEL FROM $2.50-$5.00 PER TASSEL.

Art Restoration

Statues: Full Restoration : Painted, Repaired, cleaned, polished  (if their metal)

Catholic altar statue: St.Anthony with child 1880  1910. Pilasters cleaned repaired and painted

Angel- plastic polymer: Painted contemporary

Bronze antique: 1945-1950 Japanese sculpture restored cleaned repaired the tusks missing  molded and painted an to match precisely Research  I looked at pictures of Originals online to make sure that the  we're accurate. The Tigers had also been broken off.

Bust of a child: English,  cleaned repaired and painted

Crusifx: Polished : brass, pewter contemporary

Karastan Repair

1950 - 1955

10 x 16

Full Restoration: In addition to these pictures of repair this rug has also been hand washed and colors restored

In Reality this is a RE-REPAIR. 15 - 20 years ago the owner's mother had an individual repair this rug and the job was not done correctly. Roughly 5-10% of the repair I do Re-Repairs.

Color Restoration

Colors Restoration:
Sarouk Style HM  (handmade )
Made in the USA - NYNY most likely
1864-1880
SILK - Hemp
8x11
ND (natural dyed )
Provenance:
This is an extremely rare rug that was in a home owned by the same family for four generations Recently the last family member passed away and this rug was stored in the Attic with 40 pounds of dirt.
Most of these rugs have not survived too date because they are so fragile and were disposed of because they became out of style. This is because the modern Persian, Indian or Chinese handmade wool cotton rug is much heavier; can be vacuumed and can take tremendous amount of wear and tear
Adding to its Rarity after World War 1 hemp also referred to as jute production, was made illegal in the United States. The hemp industry was obliterated that to this day in this country there are still very few rugs now, if at all manufactured with use of hemp from the United States.
In the 20 years I've been doing this work this is the only one I've ever seen from the 19th century and the only one I will probably ever restore because the only other ones I've ever known are few and far between and in museums. Its appraised value may be anywhere from 25 to $100,000.
Close -ups x4, after color restoration Full pictures of Before Colors Restoration

Rug Cleaning – Restoration

Hand Sewn Rug Hangers

Hand sewn Rug hanger
Example: Picture of a Turkish hand made Kilim with a 4 ft hand sewn hanger approximately 1 - 2 inches from the top of the rug.
Measurements of kilim: 4'x2'.5
Hanger Charge $25 per foot.
Total: $100.00
This is that something that is very popular in Europe with rugs seeing more as a piece of artwork hanging on a wall.
A 1-2 inch sleeve is sewn by hand and then anchored properly into your rugs foundation so that it is not seen from the front view once it is hung depending on the decor and size of the rug, A 1 2 - inch hanging rod is required. I have also done this for tapestries.
I make this suggestion to utilize a hanger that is hand-sewn to the back of your rug to clients whom have a small collectible handmade antique,  expensive, silk, and  family heirlooms. This helps to the rug to last in perfect condition last forever and no longer worry about any damage issues. As in tears from use, wear from the traffic of feet and animal related issues to the condition of thier collectible rugs.

Antique Frame Restoration

Restored Antique Black Italian Oak Frame with Gesso molding overlay
From Italy with wire hanger.
Exterior measurements 30 x 36
Interior measurements 16 by 20
1770-1800
3 frames in one
Painted and repaired
Black with silver and white and an iridescent clear coat . A final a clear high gloss to seal is applied 2 protected it from the elements.
For sale $150
Gold Victorian antique frame 1850 - 1900
pilaster molding over heavy Oak frame
4 frames in one
Exterior a frame 30 x 36 interior 16 x 20
With original glass and wire
$150

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