Preserving the Past for the Future West Newbury, MA 978 363 2638

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Welcome to Bruce Hamilton Antique Furniture Restoration
Since 1976

Specialized Services:

  We use traditional methods to do: Structural repairs + Re-gluing  + Fabrication of missing pieces, ie, mouldings, finials, hardware, etc.+ Brass boule & ormolu repair + Brass cleaning and sealing + Missing veneer replacement + Carving + Worm damage repair + Lathe turning + Clock case restoration + Chair Caning and rushing

 Surface cleaning + Repairs to existing finishes + Refinishing + Shellac work and French polishing +Custom finishing of new wood + Color matching +In home touchup + Gold leafing + Custom furniture conversions ( amoire to china cabinets and entertainment centers, etc )

 Additional services:

 Research + Consulting + Insurance inspections and claims work + Condition reports + Photo documentation +  Lecturing + References + We work with Designers and decorators as well as private clients.

978 363 2638 

My work is a continuation of my family’s heritage of accomplished craftsmanship. An example of this is the violin pictured here, made by my grandfather, Hugh James Hamilton.
   I am constantly exploring ways to significantly increase my knowledge of the best approaches and techniques in furniture restoration and conservation. I am a member of the American Institute of Conservators and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. I am also on the editorial advisory board and have written and lectured for the Professional Refinishing magazine. Along with studying the furniture and craftsmanship of North America, I have traveled to England, France and Scotland, examining their finest antique furniture and its splendid craftsmanship. As a result, I am able to bring a broad accumulation of knowledge, insight and experience in addition to my enthusiasm to each new restoration project that enters the
Hamilton workshop.    B.HAMILTON...