(619) 222-8679

Welcome to Richard Hosker Whyte’s Antiques and Upholstery, offering high quality Furniture Restoration, Repair and Re-upholstery for both private and contract clients throughout San Diego and the surrounding areas.

We offer the complete range of furniture repair, restoration and conservation services for period, antique pieces as well as more modern furniture - whether you have a sideboard needing a complete overhaul and restoration, a large dining table needing some TLC and refinishing or a simply a chair with a broken leg. We aim to return to you beautiful furniture which can be cherished for many years to come. All repair and restoration work is undertaken here in San Diego, although for much larger pieces we can offer an on-site service.

Our expertise and services:

  • Traditional hand polishing, modern finishing and varnishing
    We are able to repair and revive all original surfaces while repairing scratches and removing unsightly watermarks. All pieces are stripped only by hand, any color choice is carefully applied and then the furniture is refinished with a durable finish enhancing the natural patina.

  • Paint application and matching
    Hand applied paint finishes produce a much more durable finish than factory applied applications. We are able to provide an excellent color marching service.

  • Furniture Repair work
    We can repair and refurbish all types of antique and more contemporary furniture, even when parts are broken, chewed or even missing.

  • Rush and Cane Work
    Replacement and Restoration of both Antique and Modern Cane and Rush work.

  • Leather Lining and Repairs
    We can repair or completely replace the leather lining of Desks and Bureau in a wide range of colours and styles.

  • Key and Lock Repair
    We overhaul and repair old locking mechanisms and as we carry a range of master antique keys, we can open broken locks without damage and make new keys.

  • Hardware
    We have an extensive collection of old hardware, knobs and casters as well as a large selection of new hardware on order to update pieces of furniture.

  • Veneer Work
    Repair of veneers using cutting and relaying techniques.

  • Gilding
    We are able to sensitively touch up, repair and recolor gilding

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Richard is always happy to give detailed information regarding the restoration process involved in any piece of furniture detailing the types of materials used in the restoration as well as advice on how to care for, preserve and maintain the refinished or re-upholstered furniture.

We only use Fiddes waxes and polishes. A British company, Fiddes has been producing wood care products for over 100 years and four generations. We believe they particularly enhance and bring out the beauty of the natural wood.

FREE estimates and FREE
local pickup and delivery.

4060 Morena Blvd., Suite K
San Diego, CA 92117
tel (619) 222-8679
fax (619) 222-4903