Looking for someone to fix or repair your antique, vintage or newer wicker furniture? Some Wicker Repair Experts restore and repair plastic wicker, resin wicker, twig furniture and basketry and most also do seatweaving and chair caning. Some even teach wicker furniture repair classes and chair caning so be sure to ask if you are interested in learning these skills.
Richard Saunders is a wicker furniture restoration specialist, author of five books on antique wicker furniture, and one of the only certified wicker furniture appraisers in the country.
Richard and his wife Paula, relocated from California to Savannah, Georgia several years ago. Richard has over 45 years of hands-on experience in repairing and restoring wicker furniture and writing about and appraising antique wicker furniture.
One of Richard’s books, Collecting and Restoring Wicker Furniture — was the first book published with a how-to chapter on wicker repair. Several other books explain the history of the wicker furniture industry, give general pricing estimates, illustrate the different types of wicker furniture, and show examples of manufacturing methods and company warehouses.
Thinking of selling or throwing out your old wicker furniture? STOP! Don’t throw out a potentially valuable and irreplaceable piece of our American wicker history.
Before you toss your wicker–get an appraisal from Richard, first! His appraisals include historical information, notes on style and design, dating the piece, and either proving the manufacturer or giving a likely manufacturer of the piece.
Richard provides certified, fee-based wicker furniture appraisals at $35 per piece. His appraisals can be used to establish the value of your wicker pieces for a variety of purposes:
- establish family heirloom/inheritance value
- estate resale value
- resale value
- insurance value
- moving damage claims
- and even court cases if necessary
Richard Saunders is one of only a few appraisers whose appraisal certification specialty is antique wicker furniture. Certified appraisals are given only after a physical inspection or through a series of good-quality photos sent to him via email or postal mail.
Contact Richard today for an appointment so you will be knowledgeable about your wicker furniture.
Mr. Saunders is also offering BRAND NEW copies of WICKER FURNITURE: A GUIDE TO RESTORING AND COLLECTING (Crown Publishers; 1990), which has been out-of-print for many years.
This is a 245-page, large-format paperback book which includes an 8-page color photo section, hundreds of black and white photos and lots of fascinating information on antique wicker furniture. A perfect addition to anyone’s personal or seatweaving business reference library.
This book went out of print several years ago but he has a limited supply of NEW copies which he purchased from the publisher’s warehouse. He would be happy to personally sign your copy, just ask. The price of this special book is $30.00, which includes shipping and handling.
Contact Richard today to order your signed book, WICKER FURNITURE: A GUIDE TO RESTORING AND COLLECTING or to get your wicker piece evaluated and appraised for its proper value, or to get your wicker piece repaired! Directions to his shop will be given when your appointment is booked.
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For over 45 years, Dovetail Antique Wicker has offered for sale a variety of styles of the highest quality, authentic period wicker furniture (circa 1870-1930) available in the marketplace today.
We also specialize in superior-quality wicker restoration with exceptional attention to detail. We provide personal service, custom painting, and assistance with shipping.
Contact us today to have your antique wicker professionally restored. Visit our website at Dovetail Antique Wicker for more articles like this one on antique wicker restoration by owner Peter Tanzini.
Trinity, FL 34655
ThatWickerGuy.com is determined to bring you the best quality Antique Wicker on the market today!
Whether furnishing an Adirondack Mountain Camp, a Beach House or an Urban Condo, we have antique wicker and antique rustic furniture, ranging from country to sophisticated, to meet your specific needs.
Owners Wayne and Kathie Gonyea are anxious to work with collectors, designers, and decorators. We are one of a few sources for top-quality American made antique wicker furniture manufactured during the 1880s–1930s.
The restoration of antique wicker is a nearly lost art being lovingly preserved by Wayne and Kathie. Each piece that we sell is cleaned, inspected and professionally restored before being sold.
Wayne is a well-known, respected craftsman/artisan able to both restore the structural integrity of heirloom wicker furniture as well as provide painstaking detail in reweaving damaged areas. Kathie utilizes her artistic knowledge and experience to revive the color, finish, and patina of much-loved wicker pieces bringing them back to their original beauty.
How can we help you with your antique wicker furniture needs? Have a question? If you love antique wicker or great camp furniture as much as we do, we need to talk! We gladly work with individuals, collectors, and designers to assist with developing outstanding decorating plans.
Visit our website, ThatWickerGuy.com to see our extensive inventory and information about our restoration services. We personally answer all phone calls, so give us a call at 727-992-2142 or email us at [email protected]
We have two locations: Saint Albans, Vermont (05478) in the summer and Trinity, Florida (34655) in the winter. We do not have an open shop but will gladly welcome you by appointment to visit our Vermont warehouse where our entire inventory is located.
The Wickerfixer and Chair Recaner’s owners Cheri and Mike Russell in Ozark, Missouri have served the antique wicker furniture world nationwide since 1976. They are also mentioned in all of Richard Saunders’ antique wicker books and price guides.
They specialize in minor to major restoration of wicker furniture, and all types of chair seat weaving, hole & pressed cane, rush, splint, Danish cord, herringbone, and seagrass weaving. Family heirloom restoration is their specialty! They buy and sell at shows and through http://www.WickerFixer.com shop.
The Wicker Fixer will locate that special piece of furniture for you, paint your wicker and even travel to do on-site wicker repairs! Pick-up and delivery service is available, call for areas covered, and remember shipping is an option, too.
Judging from their slogan “Get your dog chewed, cat clawed, bird pecked, family abused, wicker fixed today!” The Wicker Fixer can do just about anything for your wicker and cane furniture.
Weaving Restoration is the Chair Caning and Wicker Repair division of Bruce H. Kreymborg Refinishing and Conservation, a family operated, full-service antique restoration business in Southampton, NY, started in 1967.
Katherine K. Wilson, owner of Weaving Restoration and Bruce’s daughter, provides all the chair caning and wicker furniture restorations, while Bruce and his associates provide major and minor furniture restorations and upholstery.
“We’re a complete source for all your restoration needs! No job is too big or too small.”
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Corporate Members of The SeatWeavers’ Guild, Inc.®
(Sub-9/2/23) Chair Caning
(Sub-9/2/23) Wicker Repair