Repair, Restoration & Replacement

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Furniture Repair, Restoration and/or Manufacture

Tom MillerSerendipity: Antiques, Artwork, and Goodies
450 S. Main Street
N. Syracuse, NY 13212
315-458-5999
Serendipity@CentralNY.twcbc.com (store)
TomMiller@twcny.rr.com (home)

Tom uses his engineering education now to repair and restore furniture in the back of Serendipity. He can perform a complete restoration, removing old finishes and applying new, make missing parts, do a less expensive “detail” of your piece, or simply re-glue a loose connection. He also does other antique related tasks, like re-wiring lamps. Just drop in or give him a call to discuss your project … that’s free. He can pick up your project in his cargo van, and deliver and set up the finished product.

Ron LeRoyAffordable Collectibles
5562 Jordan Road (next to the Elbridge Medical Center)

Elbridge, NY 13060
315-689-6483 (shop) or 315-420-0259 (cell)
RLeroy362@gmail.com
Open: Daily (please call for hours)

Ron does professional furniture and chair restoration in his shop, including cane, rush, and ash splint seat repair and replacement. He especially likes working on Mottville chairs.
He usually has a fine selection chairs for sale, as well as other pieces of furniture, clocks, pottery and glassware. Retail and wholesale. “Always Buying.”

Vincent YatesWood Finishers New York
6041 Pinegrove Road

Cicero, NY 13039
315-452-3375; fax 315-458-4457
woodfinishersny@gmail.com
Insurance, moving and furniture claims services. Not all repairs have to be done in shop. Call for in-home repairs.

E & S Restoration
Ed & Steve Smith (father & son) are at Chrissy’s Antiques – 3122 Grant Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13208.
Contact, w/pictures of you project, via ESmith08@twcny.rr.com ..  or call 315-437-2190 or 315-679-2834.
Work shop at 6352 Roberts Street, E. Syracuse, NY 13057 (off Kirkville Rd., E. of 481 exit).
Over 35 years Professional Experience. Specializing in Antique Restoraion, Refinishing and Repair. Commercial work also. Very affordable prices. Check us Last.

Ron Frey
106 Windwood Road

N. Syracuse, NY 13212
315-458-7045
wwwkr@aiusa.com
Ron has many specialties, having taught cabinetmaking in High School, College, and Adult Education. In his retirement, he spends much of his day in a 1,500 square feet basement work shop, that would impress master carpenter Norm Abrams. Ron made much of the furniture in his home; bookcases, end and coffee tables, storage cabinets, .. , and has been a lead carpenter with Habitat For Humanity’s, when building one of their homes. His wood turning expertise on the lathe can be your source for spindles, finials, chair legs, and the like, that you cherish, and need to restore. He can also design and produce a piece of furniture for you from scratch .. Do you have a tight space for a bookcase, and can’t find just what you want, in the right wood and finish? Call or email Ron.

Dacia  – We are sad to say that Dacia has closed.

Keys

Robert Nichols
Need a skeleton & cabinet keys for your cabinet, dresser, lock box, etc., ..
call Bob 315-807-4179.

Clock Repair

Black Creek Clock Repair – Gregory H. Liscomb
10159 Black Creek Road (2.4 miles on Caughdenoy Rd., north of Rte. 31)
Brewerton, NY 13029
315-676-5986
GLiscomb@me.com
Please click into his web site for more/up-to-date information.

Ron LeRoyAffordable Collectibles
5562 Jordan Road (next to the Elbridge Medical Center)

Elbridge, NY 13060
315-689-6483 (shop) or 315-420-0259 (cell)

rleroy3@verizon.net
Open: Daily (please call for hours)
Ron also does professional furniture and chair restoration in his shop, including cane, rush, and ash splint seat repair and replacement. He especially likes working on Mottville chairs. He usually has a fine selection chairs for sale, as well as other pieces of furniture, clocks, pottery and glassware. Retail and wholesale. “Always Buying.”

Want to make a nice living for yourself, go to clock school.
Want to help a young person find a niche, send them to clock school.

Painting, including Faux-marbling

Teresa Vitale – TAV Designs
Sicilian-born, Teresa Vitale is a renaissance artist. She applies ancient techniques with a modern twist. In her twenty years of business, she has created custom trompe l’oeil painting on walls, furniture, canvas and architectural features. Recently she restored her one hundred and sixty-plus year old carriage house into a studio. There she creates her transportable art. Vitale has designed a collection of hand-painted wallpapers with companion architectural moldings. Her other passion is restoration. Old fireplace surrounds, pillars and furniture become heirloom pieces that are timeless, practical and one of a kind. Her studio is open by appointment only. Located at 38 S. Main St, Jordan, NY. Phone # is 315-689-5037. Her web site is as follows: www.tav-designs.com. Teresa is also part of an artist cooperative in Skaneateles, NY. There her portfolio is on display as well as her one of a kind creations. For more information visit www.SkaneatelesArtisans.com .
For the past year and a half, Teresa Vitale has been working on developing an open artist studio tour and art trail along the Erie Canal and connective corridor. Currently she is working with Hannah Blake from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and Lori Skoog from the Art Walks on Water, to develop this initiative. Her initiative is called ” Canaltown Studios And Art Trails “. The goal is to develop the small villages and communities in upstate NY, by collaborating art appreciation, economic growth, history and culture. Please help us find the way to make this happen real soon by visiting http://www.ErieCanalway.org/explore_things-to-do_art.htm .
Teresa was highlighted in the May 2009 issue of Central New York Home & Garden, a new local magazine. Please feel free to click the magazine name above. To see Teresa’s work and read the article, click the “Archive” button, and page down to click the May Issue cover. I think you might enjoy this new local magazine .. and it’s free! Ciao

Cane, Weave and/or Rush Repair / Replacement

Ron LeRoyAffordable Collectibles
5562 Jordan Road (next to the Elbridge Medical Center)
Elbridge, NY 13060
315-689-6483 (shop) or 315-420-0259 (cell)
rleroy3@verizon.net
Open: Daily (please call for hours)
Ron does professional furniture and chair restoration in his shop, including cane, rush, and ash splint seat repair and replacement. He especially likes working on Mottville chairs. He can be found selling at many of the local antique shows.
He usually has a fine selection chairs for sale, as well as other pieces of furniture, clocks, pottery and glassware. Retail and wholesale. “Always Buying.”

Natural Rush Seating – Donna Clarke Russell (Beware, I have not heard from Donna after several attempts to make contact!)
895 Olmstead Road
Savannah, NY 13146
315-365-3726 (home); 315-365-3535 (fax); 585-733-1803 (cell)
donna@naturalrushseating.com
Hand harvested natural rush, hand woven seating, supplier of natural rush.

Electronics (Radio, TV and Amplifiers)

Ron Lukaszczyk, aka “Lukas”
5540 Imperial Lane (off Davis off Caughdenoy)
Clay, NY
315-
699-8752

David L Froehlich – Dave’s Antique Radio & TV Restoration
PO Box 285
Liverpool, NY 13088-0285
dave2@tubesandtransistorsandmore.com
dave2@dreamscape.com
davesantiqueradio@me.com
Please click his business name above to visit is web site for more information. He usually has restored items for sale as well.

Stained and Slag Glass Windows and Lamps

Scott BrennanBrennan Stained Glass Studio Inc.
632 Roxford Road South
Syracuse, NY 13208
(no longer at: 215 N. State Street)

Email:   Info@BrennanStainedGlassStudio.com
Phone:  315-466-4010
Open:  click into their web site.
Repair facility for glass, mirrors, tops, shelves. Sentimentals.  CNY stained & beveled glass specialist.  “New York’s Art Glass Specialist Since 1975”

Lighting

Robbins Rarities, Ltd.
109 Wesley St. (across from the Manlius Post Office)
Manlius, NY 13104
315-682-6071; fax 315-682-3838
SJCooper@twcny.rr.com
Open: Mon. – Fri., 9am – 6pm; Sat. 9am – 1pm.
Over 25 years experience in the art of restoring antique lighting. Professional metal refinishing and repair of all types. 4 master craftsman, in house shop, Museum quality work.
See them also under “Shops & Galleries”, within this web site.

Syracuse Antiques Exchange (SAE)
1629 N. Salina Street (Rt. 11, corner of Wolf Street, 1 block North of Carousel Mall)
Syracuse, NY 13208
315-471-1841
Open: Tues. – Sat., 10:30am – 5pm; (Sun., Noon – 4 pm, seasonal);
Note, they close early Spring for about 3 weeks. They also usually are closed Sundays in the Summer, between June 15th & Labor Day.
Dave Jenks (owner/partner) is the premier gas lighting fixture collector and dealer in upstate NY, so feel free to talk to him about your lighting projects. He has a wonderful selection of gas and electric light fixtures.
This is a multi-dealer shop, with a four floor gallery. It contains 18th – 20th century furniture, lighting, and decorative arts. There is plenty of free parking.
Visit Brian’s Custom Framing, Antiques & Art, kitty-corner across the intersection!

Illuminations – Daniel Cichello
315-380-7341
email:  illuminations2112@yahoo.com
Dan has started his own restoration business, Illuminations, after working for others in this field.  In addition to repairs and restorations, he has been involved in custom lighting and metal fabrication, patination, wood and faux finishing, etc.
He has done many jobs for local antiques dealers, including Ed Becker (Colony Shop Antiques & Art), who I’m sure would be happy to provide a recommendation, if you give him a call.

Batruch StudioAesthetic Lighting Restorers
4976 NYS Rte. 34 (5 miles South of Auburn)
Auburn, NY 13021
315-253-0468
Open: Please call for hours, or email at jbatruch@adelphia.net
John R. Batruch takes great pride in reversing the effects of time on fine lighting and metal decorative arts, preserving the original finish. Repair most metals, wiring, replacement parts, shades, lamps & fixtures, silverplate & jewelry repair. Any decorative metal.
Restorer to the Syracuse Antiques Exchange (SAE), listed within “Shops & Galleries”, and The Landmark Theatre.

Ceramics, Porcelain & Pottery

Ernie (Ernest) Kionke
South of Buffalo
716-667-7384
EKionkeAntiques@juno.com
Since 1976, Ernest Kionke has provided Western New Yorkers with professional china, pottery, and porcelain and gold-leaf restoration services. In addition he is qualified to provide USPAP-certified appraisals and has quality antiques for sale at the Ontario Antique Mall in Farmington, New York.  He may be found exhibiting at the Allman Promotions shows, at the NYS Fairgrounds, in Syracuse (see the Shows page).

Fine Artwork (Paintings, Frames, Photographs, Textiles, Ceramics, Glass, Porcelain, ..)

Susan Germain
Syracuse, NY
315-479-8961
Streamliner@earthlink.net
Susan is a museum trained conservator/restorationist, living on the Eastwood side of Syracuse. She restores artwork on canvas, hardboard and paper. Discussion of your project and estimates are free of charge. She is also a nationally recognized historian and preservationist in the carousel field for over twenty years. Her experience represents work on carousels produced by every American and European manufacturer. Aside from her ongoing work saving existing carousels, she also has designed restoration projects for historic movie theaters, diners and other specialty commercial buildings.

West Lake Conservators
Skaneateles
315-685-8534 – by appointment
Restoration and repair of paintings, frames, textiles, art on paper, photographs, ceramics, glass, etc.
Please click their name above to visit their web site for more information and wonderful examples of their work.

Glass

Syracuse Glass Grinding & Polishing
Amjad Yassin
315-243-4067
Maisaa.amjad@yahoo.com
Amjad learned glass grinding and polishing from his father in Bagdad Iraq, starting his journeyman training in 1992. He now finds himself in Syracuse, and wants to ply his trade here, and pass it on to his children. If you have a glass treasure or heirloom with a chip, get in touch with him, he can make it go away.
For example, if you have a chip on a vase, he can grind and polish the entire rim to the depth of the chip, or he can add a delicate scallop to a plain rim, grinding away the chip with one of the scallops. Making the vase even more beautiful!  I can vouch first hand for the quality of his work!

Fine Crystal and Glassware Repair and Polishing – Paul M. Nulton, Hallstead, PA

Musical Instruments

Empire Winds
Jerry Gilbert
912 Church Street
N. Syracuse, NY 13212
315-458-0036
jerry@empirewinds.com
Professional Brass and Woodwind Musical Instrument Services. Feel free to click into their web site to look around.

Hosmer Violins
7101 East Genesee St. (small white house on the north side of Genesee St. (Rt. 5) between Cleveland and Washington Boulevards)
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Hours: Tues. to Fri., 10 am to 5 pm; Sat. 11 to 4
315-637-1900 or Toll Free 877-773-1402
HosViolin@HosmerViolins.com
Hosmer Violins is proud to serve the musical community of Central New York and beyond. Since 1970. They have been the place to go for the student, amateur, and professional string musician. Please visit their web site for more information.

Woodwind Musical Instruments
Donald Wynkopp
2320 State Route 370
Cato, NY 13033
315-626-2979

Hollow & Electric Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele – Repair & Restoration
Tom Williams
116 W. Franklin Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066
315-637-3978
Also custom airbrush painting / finish. More than 25 years experience.

Metal

Arlene Abend – Abend Metal Repair Artist Extraordinaire
DeWitt
315-446-0324 – by appointment
Artisan/proprietor Arlene Abend is a trained, experienced welder and practicing sculptor, providing a unique service in the Syracuse area.  She has been in the restoration business for over 25 years and has earned a reputation for quality work and excellent service.  She can be trusted with your damaged antique or special family heirloom.  Arlene can also be reached via email AAbend@twcny.rr.com.

Vintage Lamp Shades – for your antique lamp

Kim Ganley
315-687-6454
kmganley@yahoo.com
Call Kim about a new shade for your vintage (or not) floor or tabel lamp. She also shows a general line of antiques and antique lighting at the Gallery Co-op in Bouckville.

Nancy’s Lights Up Your Life
We are very sad to report that Nancy Resseguie went to be with the Lord on 28 March 2009. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

Antique Phonograph, Victrola, Music Box – Repair, Restoration, Bought & Sold

Bill Meyer
6663 Hazelnut Circle
E. Syracuse, NY 13057
315-432-0171
ascobill@aol.com
Do you have an old mechanical music box, victrola, or practically anything wind-up that plays music, a family heirloom that you would love to hear again, give Bill a call and talk to him about repair and/or restoration.  Take a look at his collection by clicking his name (above).

Music Box Repair / Restoration & Sales

Nancy Fratti
Canastota, by appointment
(315) 684-9977
MusicBox@Frontiernet.net
Nancy has been repairing and restoring disc and cylinder music boxes since 1968. She usually has one or two for sale via her web site, along with repair tools and supplies, books, audio, reprints, etc.

Oriental Carpet & Rug Repair & Cleaning

Jeff CoxCox Craft
1121 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse, NY 13204
315-637-4988
info@CoxCraft.net
Jeff is renowned for Oriental and area rug cleaning and repairs. With over 25 years of experience, he has been highly sought for his expertise. His extensive knowledge of the care, cleaning and reweaving of Oriental rugs has caused him to be sought after by many prestigious clients, and he can only be found here in Central New York.  He carries Paternayan Persian Yarn, and carpet underlay padding.  Free pickup and delivery!  Please click into his web site for hours and/or appointment.  I have personal experience with the quality of his work. Excellent!

Fountain Pen Repair & Restoration

Ron ZornMain Street Pens
Do you have an old fountain pen, a family heirloom, that you would love to have in working order? Visit Ron’s web site for a wonderful introduction to his family business, read testimonials, and gat contact information.

Bookbinding

Far Hills Bookbinding
PO Box 29, Homer, NY  130774
315-720-3624
FarHillsBookbinding@gmail.com
Please click their name to visit their web site for more information about their business.
They are also on Facebook, if you please.

Jim MeyerMeyer Bookbinding Co. has retires .. liven the life!

Pianos

Harrison Gerard – Specializing in older pianos
202 Church St., N. Syracuse, NY 13212
315-395-2652
cnytuning@gmail.com
Piano Tuning and Repair, member Piano Technician’s Guild.

A Ajemian Piano Tuning & Repairs
200 Hopper Road
Syracuse, NY 13207
315-446-4160
Please click their name above to visit their web site for more information.

Accutone Piano Repair
7486 Fuller Road
Elbridge, NY 13060
315-255-1337
Please click their name above to visit their web site for more information.

Phillipps Piano Repair
11 Madison Boulevard
Canastota, NY 13032
315-727-0040
Please click their name above to visit their web site for more information.

Martins Piano
I am very sad to report that my friend Martin died May 2008. I include him here in remembrance and to warn those that may find his name upon an internet search of “Piano Syracuse NY”.

Shoes (& Other Leather Made Goods)

Cosmo’s Shoe & Leather Repair
310 South Main Street
N. Syracuse, NY 13212
315-458-1982
Be GREEN .. repair your shoes and leather items, don’t just throw them away! Also Orthopedic work, zipper repair, foot care products.

Trunks (aka, Steamer Trunks)

Treasured Trunks
Stan & Vicki Finkle
3471 Cherokee Circle
Syracuse, NY 13215-9620
315-673-1900
SFinkle@twcny.rr.com
Turn your old steamer trunk into a treasured antique.  Restorations include refinishing the inside, outside and replacing hardware.  Restored trunks are also available for sale.

Lake’s Trunks
Bob and Ardyce Lake
Rochester, NY
315-391-9804
RLake5@twcny.rr.com
Do you have your grandparents steamer trunk in the attic, and wish it looked like new so you could bring it down to the family room or bedroom? They make great storage, blankets in the family room or bedding in a bedroom. Bob and Ardyce can make your trunk look like new. Replace leather straps or hinges, replace broken or missing wheels, finish the wood and paint the metal, whatever you like. Just give them a call, or even email them with your questions. If you can send them a picture and describe what you’d like done, all the better.
If you just want to get rid of your trunk, but would like it to live on in someone else’s life, give them a call. They may make you an attractive offer, and you’ll be recycling your heirloom. We try to encourage everyone to be green.
If you want to buy a trunk, but haven’t found one that is ready for your home, give them a call. They usually have some ready to go.

Framing

Carlene’s Antiquities, Custom Framing & Upholstery Services
5774 South Bay Road (on the South-East corner of the 481 overpass)
Cicero, NY 13039
315-396-0358
camdesigns@twcny.rr.com
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm
Carlene has a room of antiques, a framing room with a wide selection of frame stock, and a room where she does upholstering and caning. Carlene’s is a one stop shop, with the essence of creativity. An Antique, Art & Craft Fair is held in the yard every Saturday, May – October (vendors are welcome).

Upholstery

Super Interiors – Mary Nelson
9645 Linda Ave
Brewerton, NY 13029-9522
315-668-8403
oneleftmn@gmail.com

Carlene’s Antiquities, Custom Framing & Upholstery Services
5774 South Bay Road
Cicero, NY 13039
315-396-0358
camdesigns@twcny.rr.com

Kathy Boljonis (previously of On the Fringe)
We are very sad that On the Fringe is no longer in business.
We wish Kathy & Mitch well in their new adventures.
Kathy may still be taking on upholstery projects in her home, so feel free to email her, to discuss a project. She has been an upholsterer many years, and has a well stocked supply of fabric, which you would be most welcome to look over.
Email: thefring@dreamscape.com

Please let the business you call, email or visit know you found them at “www.cnyAntiques.com“.

If you are in a business which a typical antiques person might find useful or interesting, and wish to advertise here, contact Tom via Serendipity@CentralNY.twcbc.com (store, best) or Serendipity@twcny.rr.com (home).
If you found an area that needs attention, I’d appreciate an email. Encouraging emails are always appreciated!

Thanks for visiting.  Happy Trails.