Antiques Alchemist   TM


                    Furniture Restoration

                               87 Waterman Hill Road, Quechee, Vermont  05059    MAP
Hours: Monday thru Friay: 9am - 5pm
Other times by appointment
Phone # (802) 295-1309   
Fax # (802) 296-5911



Welcome to the website of Master Craftsman Jonathan Schechtman  
The Antiques Alchemist   TM

This English-trained furniture conservator and his staff of highly skilled Vermont artisans at Meeting House Furniture Restoration repair, restore, and refinish antique and contemporary furniture, and perform museum quality conservation of wooden heirlooms and artifacts, from their historic 1833 Meeting House.

    Professional structural repairs of chairs, settees, sofas and casegoods. Example  
    Reproduction of missing carved or turned furniture elements
         to match the original.  Example
    Repair of damaged veneers, inlay and intricate marquetry.
    Restoration of original clear finishes in historic interiors. Example
    Repair of porcelain, china, pottery, plaster and glass objects. Example
    Metal hardware repair, brass polishing and metal plating.  Example
    Chair reseating in: cane, rush, Shaker tape and splint.
    Hand stripping and refinishing with hand applied finishes. Example
    Repair upright and grand piano cases, piano finishes and veneer
         on-site or at our workshop.
   Complete Restoration of antique furniture. Example
     Restoration of wooden heirlooms. Example


The Meeting House is an experienced full service moving-damage repair specialist.  They can restore your household articles in your home or their workshop.  Contact them directly or ask your moving claims adjuster to assign the claim to them.

A large percentage of the jobs performed by the Meeting House are for private clients. However,  they have also worked with large commercial institutions as well as local and state governments. They restored all the representatives desks,  the two Senators' 15-seat settees, and other furniture in the Vermont State House Legislative Hall .

 In years past we have worked on the preservation and restoration of furniture and woodwork in many historic buildings throughout the United States. Examples include the Senator Justin Morrill homestead, South Strafford, VT, the President Calvin Coolidge Summer White House, in Plymouth Notch, VT, and the Isaac Bell house in Newport, RI.

The skilled artisans at the Meeting House were recognized for their high level of craftsmanship exhibited in their restoration of the Vermont State House furniture at the annual meeting of the Friends' of the State House.



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