Furniture repaired & restored in David Williams’ Downeast Maine shop


David Williams ❖ Restoration

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Gallery of recent work

Repatination of the fire-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 drop pendants.

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

Restoration to the torn leg of a sheet iron weathervane.

Carving underway on newly fabricated 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 were made to this 18th century Pennsylvania tilt-top table.

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Portsmouth, NH Federal table. Structural repairs were carried out and pieces of missing inlay banding were replaced.

Several missing pieces of the finial of this Chippendale mirror frame were fabricated and gilded to match.

Restoration of the painted decoration on

an 18th century Pennsylvania blanket chest.

New mouthpiece made from bone

for this miniature Chinese 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.

The fractured arm bow of this Philadelphia Windsor was restored.

This extraordinary ferro cement frog needed to have several rotted toes replaced and painted to match.

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

Several botched repairs done over the years on this 18th century Hadley chest were reversed.

The splats of this Salem, Massachusetts chair were restored.

A new leg was made for this wonderful New England table.


Detail of the Renaissance Revival screen before and after restoration.

Surface restoration to the

Renaissance Revival screen.

A replacement wing was cast and gilded for an ornate 18th century

French clock.

Missing pieces of the diamond inlay were replaced. Coloring to match is underway.

Restoration of a wonderful burl-top

table that had been broken apart

by careless household movers.

The decorative painting on the top of this

vernacular Maine table was carried out to

replicate the worn original surface.

A linenfold panel made for the restoration of a 17th century English cupboard.

A small chest made in the style of those

built by Robert Crosman in Taunton,

Massachusetts in the mid 18th century.

A new stretcher for an 18th century

Pennsylvania chair is being turned

on the foot-powered lathe in my shop.

Half of the veneer which had covered this chest of drawers was missing. The remainder was removed and the surface painted as an affordable alternative to re-veneering.