Pianos last for generations but after a few decades of use and exposure to sunlight, they can show their age. We are experienced with piano restoration – whether touching up or totally refinishing the cases of the fine upright and grand pianos. In the past, we have improved the appearance of many fine instruments crafted by Baldwin, Bechstein, Bosendorfer, Mason Hamlin, Steinway & Sons, and Yamaha, to name a few. For example, we restored First Lady Grace Coolidge’s grand piano, the first Steinway to be transported by airplane, and it is on display at the President Coolidge Historic Site. If the piano’s finish sustained only a few nicks or dings or is in need of a rub out to rejuvenate a tired existing finish, we can gladly address that in one’s home at your convenience.
We have also restored the exteriors of banjo clocks, steeple clocks, and numerous 18th century tall case clocks. Repairing splits, stabilizing lifting veneers, or reproducing missing inlay, finials or intricate fretwork are all part of the process, as well as renewing original hand-rubbed French Polish finishes.
Over the last two decades, our staff has restored small table music boxes as well as grand console music boxes for collectors alike.
Piano Restoration, before and after.
Music box, before and after restoration.