Repair and Conservation Services

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.


Feel free to contact Gates Antiques Ltd. for a quote. You can email pictures to or call 804-794-8472 to set up an appointment.


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.


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