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CLOCK WINDER

William E. Berger Antique Clocks

212-645-9161

Berger opened his business in 1972 and still winds 278 timepieces a week. In addition, he repairs all manner of antique clocks—from little tabletop ones to towering grandfathers. House calls are $150 in Manhattan, and if he can’t fix your clock on the spot, he’ll take it to his workshop (for an additional fee) and have it running in four to six weeks. $$-$$$

FURNITURE

Carlton House

40-09 21st St., fourth fl., Long Island City; 718-609-0762; carltonhouse.net

Carlton House restores antique furniture (its work is on display at Gracie Mansion) and crafts bespoke pieces in a wide range of styles, including Art Deco, Aesthetic Movement, and Regency. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Chánduví Restorations

323 E. 108th St., nr. First Ave., Ste. 8; 917-656-1735; chanduvirestorations.com

Artist Jonathan Chánduví specializes in restoring museum-quality furniture and artwork for auction houses and private clients. He can resuscitate a Widdicomb dresser as easily as he can bring a Hung dynasty statue back to life. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Christophe Pourny

20 Jay St., nr. Plymouth St., Ste. 253, Dumbo; 718-855-8865; christophepourny.com

Pourny works out of his Brooklyn studio, creating custom furniture reproductions and doing antique repair and restoration work. If you are looking to take on a project yourself, Pourny also offers a line of furniture-care products on his website. $$$ (by appointment only)

Elizabeth Hargraves, Inc.

27-28 Thomson Ave., Studio 4, Long Island City; 212-744-3214

Hargraves counts among her skills European lacquering, French polishing, and gilding for items such as a late-18th-century English clock and a 19th-century French japonaiserie lacquered table. She’s also a pro at hand-painting walls to mimic the look of wallpaper. $$$ (by appointment only)

Hiro Keitora

917-593-1546

What do you do when your dog gnaws on the legs of your $35,000 table or you spot water damage on your cherished credenza? Call master furniture conservator Keitora, who can resuscitate all manner of pieces but specializes in newer, studio-produced furniture. $$$ (by appointment only)

Richomme, Inc.

306 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-226-4706; richommeinc.com

Known for its restorations of antique furniture and objects, this firm can repair, custom-dye, or distress leather and also gild, glaze, or custom-build furnishings. The results are old-world and always meticulous. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Yorkville Caning, Inc.

30-90 51th St., Woodside; 718-274-6464; yorkvillecaning.com

Caning here can be executed with natural rush (river grasses, commonly called cattails) or with the natural cane of the rattan plant; both are handworked by Yorkville’s masters, some of whom have been with the company 30 to 40 years. For a less expensive option, the company offers caning with a machine. $$-$$$

LAMPS AND LIGHTING

Anthony Bazza Restorations

2107 Borden Ave., Ste. 304, Long Island City; 718-729-1179

In the business since 1968, Bazza is a favorite of top interior designers for his expansive collection of new and antique lamp parts and his experience restoring elaborate chandeliers and lighting fixtures. $$$

Gabe's Works

94-49 50th Ave., Elmhurst; 718-699-6333

Gabriel Velasquez specializes in the assembly, repair, and installation of fine sconces, antique fixtures, and extravagant chandeliers. It’s no surprise that the Knickerbocker Club, the Union League Club, and other old-guard institutions have hired him to keep their lights looking up to snuff. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Lamp Repair

1713 Second Ave., nr. 89th St.; 212-348-5267; lamprepair.com

Serving commercial and residential customers, this company can remake and repair anything from modest table lamps to outdoor lighting and fine chandeliers. $$-$$$

The Lamp Surgeon

917-414-0426; lampsurgeon.com

Roy Schneit makes house calls all over the tri-state area. He’ll do almost any repairófrom simple rewiring to installing a three-way socket, on floor and table lamps, chandeliers, and sconces. Custom lampshades are also available. $$ (by appointment only)

Lexington Hardware & Electric

797 Lexington Ave., at 62nd St.; 212-838-5386

This store will rewire nearly any lamp for $25, plus the cost of parts, and often in just one day. It can also take care of chandelier repairs, picture hanging, and general handyman services. $$

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