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Alert Refrigeration Service, Inc.

354 W. 56th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-246-0850;

In operation for more than four decades, Alert serves residential and commercial customers in Manhattan and is known for quality work that lasts. $$

Elkay Corporation Service

99 Commerce St., nr. Van Brunt St., Red Hook; 718-855-2644;

The team here has experience working with a variety of major kitchen-appliance lines, including Viking, Capital, and BlueStar. Among its residential and commercial customers, which include some of Manhattan’s best culinary schools, Elkay is known for quick, reliable service. $$$ (by appointment only)


Ark Restoration and Design

252 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-244-1028;

Anatoly and Rena Krishtul have been repairing antique ceramic, enamel, and glass objects for over 30 years. Their meticulous work is prized by auction houses, like Christie’s, and private individuals alike. $$$


William Berger Antique Clocks


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. $$–$$$ (by appointment only)


Carlton House Restoration

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

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. $$$-$$$$

Chánduví Restorations

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

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 Han-­dynasty statue back to life. $$$-$$$$ (by appointment only)

Christophe Pourny Studio

67 34th St., nr. Third Ave., fourth fl., Industry City; 718-855-8865;

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

Elizabeth Hargraves Restoration

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


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;

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 51st St., Woodside; 718-274-6464;

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. $$-$$$


Anthony Bazza Restorations

21-07 Borden Ave., Ste. 304, Long Island City; 718-729-1179

In the business since 1947, 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;

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


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


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