Paul Karner
Restoration & Design Studio        201-321-2342
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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

Rewire all lighting fixtures, including table and floor lamps, ceiling fixtures, and sconces.

  • Repair and restore lamps, chandeliers, sculptures, silver and bronzes.
  • Build lamps and make back plates for sconces.
  • Remove dents from hollowware, coffee/tea pots, vases, bowls, trays, etc.
  • Reproduce missing parts by casting, carving, and machining (lathe).
  • Brazing, welding, silver soldering, soft (tin or lead) soldering of damaged metal ware and metal art.
  • Retinning of copper pots, pans, and cookware.
  • Replace hair combs, brushes and mirrors of antique vanity sets; also re-silver of original mirrors.
  • Reset or replace silverware knife blades with stainless steel blades.
  • Repair ivory including carving of missing parts, coffee/tea pot handles and insulators.
  • Refinishing and plating all metals: silver, gold, copper, brass, nickel and chrome.
  • Antiquing metal surfaces (restore and chemically match patinas).
  • Polishing and lacquering all metal objects, including baked lacquer finishes.
  • Installing chandeliers and fixtures.
  • Hand engraving.
  • Creating lamps out of any object.

. . . And much more

MATERIALS WE WORK WITH:

Silver, silver plate, pewter, bronze, brass, copper, gold, nickel, chrome, white metal, wrought iron, ivory, porcelain/ceramics, and wood (sorry no furniture).