Furniture repaired & restored in David Williams’ Downeast Maine shop


David Williams ❖ Restoration

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Gallery of recent work

Patination of damaged head on early to mid 16th century wrought iron German door knocker.

Restoration of early 18th century dressing table that had broken drawer lips, missing drops, and had been thoroughly stripped.

New chest of drawers. Lines taken from a chest in a Winterthur exhibition.

Diminutive, 23” high.

Structural repairs and paint restoration of Pennsylvania barrel back architectural cupboard.

Restoration to a sheet iron weathervane utilizing the materials from an old repair.

Carving underway on new knee return on a Chippendale chair.

New box carrier with bent wood swing handle. Paint made with ochre mineral gathered in Provence.


Early 19th century Windsor. Seat and above are original. Legs and stretchers are new.

Structural repairs and fabrication of missing key. 18th century tilt-top.
18th century Mongolian altar box.

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Portsmouth, NH Federal table. Structural repairs and fabrication of missing inlay banding.

Chippendale mirror. Several lost pieces of finial and garland fabricated and gilded.

18th century blanket chest.

New bone mouthpiece. Chinese miniature

sheng, a reed musical instrument.

Restoration to a Chinese cast iron candlestick with a fractured base.


This Portsmouth, New Hampshire chest of drawers was losing the flame birch veneer on two drawer fronts.

Philadelphia Windsor with a fractured arm bow.

This wonderful ferro cement frog needed to have several toes fabricated and painted.

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society asked me to fabricate a new seat and back for this desk.

The drawer in this Hadley chest had become inoperable.

A new medial stretcher was turned for this Queen Anne chair.

The splats in this Salem chair were almost beyond repair.

One of the four long pieces of veneer making up this book inlay was replaced.