Gates Antiques Ltd. started as a full service repair shop in 1961. John A. Gates Jr. learned from his uncle, a respected cabinet maker in Farmville, Va. John’s tradition of high quality service continues with his son, Jay. Whether your piece is a fine Virginia piece from the 18th century or a cherished 20th century piece, Gates Antiques takes equal pride in every piece and uses the same standard regardless of an item’s age. Jay often says “If I wouldn’t put it in my home, why would I expect you to?” when referring to repair work.
Below you will see a recent sample of our work. The Federal or Sheraton Secretary is made out of two primary woods, Mahogany and Cherry. It dates between 1810-1820 and is from New England. In the before pictures, one can see the condition in which the piece was found. The after pictures show the piece in a clients home, ready for use.