Great Gatsby’s in-house team of classically trained artisans has been performing restoration work on fine antique furnishings and oil paintings for nearly 30 years. Our areas of specialization include:
Surface cleaning to remove yellowing varnish and discoloration caused by tobacco smoke or fireplace emissions, air pollution, and the general grime, dirt and build-up that occurs over time.
Canvas lining or re-lining to stabilize the painting if the original canvas has become bowed, rippled, torn, or is showing signs of decay from handling and age.
Expert removal and re-filling of flaking pigment taking care to replicate the original artist’s colors and brushstrokes.
Repairing holes, rips or tears in the canvas and expertly filling in the affected areas, taking care to replicate the original artist’s colors and brushstrokes.
Complete refinishing of all types of antique wood furniture including oak, walnut, cherry, rosewood and mahogany.
Repair or replacement of decorative trim as needed.
Hand carving of damaged or missing elements such as finials, sabots and crests.
Repairing damaged arms, legs and stretcher bases.
Meticulous French polishing of all pieces to return them to their original luster.
Surface cleaning to remove discoloration caused by tobacco smoke or fireplace emissions, air pollution, and the general grime, dirt and build-up that occurs over time.
Expert repair of damaged or missing ornamentation by molding or hand carving the elements.
Refinishing of the repaired areas to match, or re-gilding the entire piece, as needed.
With Great Gatsby’s, you may rest assured that our restoration experts will carefully examine each piece, and that you will be provided with an evaluation of its condition and a cost estimate before any work is started. All of our estimates are based on time and materials and not on the value of the piece.
To have us review your restoration needs, please contact our offices at 770-457-1903