Maître Ébéniste ~ Master Cabinetmaker
Just a short note to thank you for your assistance in my recent purchase of an “Adams style” bookcase. Your analysis of the piece was informative, educational and entertaining. But most importantly your valuation methodology allowed me to realize thousands of dollars in price reduction on the purchase.
Leon M. Pollack
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
This letter is an expression of thanks once again for your professional assistance in verifying that the Empire Period “antique” cabinet we purchased from a well-known dealer in London was, in fact, not an antique at all, but a well disguised “fake”. We were fortunate indeed to have your expert inspection and report which made it possible to obtain a $12.000 refund from the dealer. Thanks again for your help.
R. Paul Sprague
Warwick Group, Inc.
The Connecticut League of Historical Societies want to thank you ever so much for your most informative, interesting and delightful demonstration and talk. You did an excellent job and the audience would have stayed all afternoon they were so interested. Thank you again.
F. Mary Poor, Program Chairman
The Connecticut League of Historical Societies
As I work in a prestigous antique shop in Darien, I am aware of other examples of refinishing. London Joiners’ work is superior to any I have seen. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants the best. Willy’s attention to detail and technique in restoring is truly exceptional!
Elizabeth R. Tittman
Your work is outstanding, and we will always recommend you to those who are in need of excellent restoration or new woodwork of old designs. We are very pleased with the work you did for us, particularly, the restoration of our George III Mahogany dining table which you were able to bring back to its original finish. This table has become a great asset for us. Also, we are very much impressed with the special table you designed for us to support our Regency tray.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim
“Willy, President and Mrs. Clinton loved the excellent work you guys did. The grandfather clock looks wonderful! And so does the table! We thank you for the amazing work you did to restore the Oyster Table.”
Assistant to President William Jefferson Clinton September 29, 2009
Chappaqua New York
“Willy, you really have magical hands. Your eye is superb. The piece is quite beautiful. I keep finding myself going into the foyer and just looking and smiling. You are a master craftsman, and maybe a genius too.”
-Jack Lawrence, composer and lyricist
March 4, 2004 Redding Connecticut
“Willy and Jamie, many thanks for the beautiful work you did on the [15th century) Spanish console cabinet.”
-David Newton and Holly Werner
July 15 2013 Darien Connecticut
“Willy and Harry, Many thanks for your great work in reconstructing my husband’s shoemaker’s stool. We are so pleased to have it home again with the memories of grandfather Scott.”
-Mary Jane Scott
November 18 2012
August 1972 Westport Connecticut