- Richard Moller, Ltd.
178 Upper Shad Rd., Pound Ridge, N.Y., 914-764-0121
All the shelter-magazine buzz these days is about neo-Baroque, and those Louis XV chairs are a lot older than anything Charles Eames ever cooked up. If your purchases are less than pristine, they need a specialist, and Richard Moller has the best hands in town. Moller learned his craft the old-fashioned way, through apprenticeships and several years working for the French-furniture specialist Thorp Bros. and at Sotheby’s. These days, he does work for decorators like Mark Hampton and David Kleinberg. He says he likes a challenge—elaborate marquetry, gold-plated ormolu—but he’s not averse to doing a small repair for as little as $200; when possible, he’ll work on location, for a minimum of $100. Elaborate repairs, however, can soar into the thousands.
Best Baroque-Furniture Repair
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).