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Anderson's Restorations-Rob Anderson


We can answer questions about wicker repair and restoration, chair seating[caning-rush-splint-danish cord] , brass and copper polishing, veneering and veneer repair. WE WILL NOT GIVE APPRAISALS or answer "WHATS IT WORTH" questions. If you want a value, contact us for our current costs for this service.

Experience in the area

Just entered our 40th year doing this work. We started in Fl and have been in NC for the last 15 years. We have a web site where we have alot of information about us and a blog at where we have many before and after photos of our work.We also are experienced in Fiat Jolly Seats and other automobile seating and work on Horse Drawn Carriage pieces.


Past president of a historical museum


Antique Shoppe Newspaper, Yadkin Valley Living Magazine, Antique Lynks Newspaper


Seminole HS in Seminole FL class of 1965 and some college before entering service. US Army

Awards and Honors

Asked to demonstrate seat weaving at the NC Musuem of History, Paleigh, for 3 days. Demonstrated at the Mountain Heritage Festival, Sparta,NC.

Past/Present Clients

Restoring 35 pieces of wicker for the Governors Mansion, Raleigh,NC paid through private funding.

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Recent Answers from Anderson's Restorations-Rob Anderson

2016-03-28 To Strip or Not to Strip?:

If the outside is not painted, use mineral spirits and scotch brite pads to clean all the gunk off. Then you can see if there is any thing that needs attention. Whip a lighter colored stain on any areas

2016-03-26 Berkey & Gay Buffet:

It's hard to recommend things to do without seeing them in person but first I would clean the piece with Mineral Spirits which will remove any dirt, wax, etc. Once dry, you may see a white haze, don't

2016-01-05 split wicker on very old doll carriage:

Yes you can. Use regular white glue and if necessary, some kind of clamp to hold till it dries. You can use cloths pins, chip clips or whatever. Just place some wax paper over the repaired area so the

2015-12-31 Rattan Rocking Chair:

You have a nice rocker made by the Heywood Morrell Rattan co. in the 1880=1900 range. It is missing it's pressed cane seat under the wood cover. You can leave as is or have a new seat installed and anything

2015-09-27 Art Deco 1930 smoking stand:

I get questions like this all the time and sadly, these types of items are not reproduced. You will need to search online for parts [ebay, antiques, pieces and parts] or if you have a good Antique Market


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