Yankee Craftsman Services
We have the largest & finest collection of restored antique
lighting in New England. You will find a large array of restored antique
furniture. We are located in Wayland on Rte 30, only 25 minutes from
Boston, 10 minutes from Rte 128 or 5 minutes from the Natick
Exit of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
For maps & or directions click here.
Some of our Services include:
Yankee Craftsman has the largest selection of antique lighting in New England.
We have been collecting gas, gas
and electric (transitional), and early electric (pre-1930's)
lighting for over 30 years. We are continually adding to our
inventory on a daily basis. We have "pickers" who are
checking out auctions, flea markets and yard sales, searching for
treasures to add to our supply. Trips to Paris, Amsterdam and
Florence, among others, are made to find high-quality European
antique lighting. Because our inventory is so vast and constantly
changing, we can only show you a small portion on our website.
If you do not see the style, size or type of light you are looking
for, please feel free to email your request to
Yankee Craftsman Antiques.
Yankee Craftsman has been restoring antique lighting for over 30 years. The three owners, Bruce, Scott and Gary Sweeney,
are second-generation lighting restorers. Along with our other master craftsmen, we have over 100 years combined in restoration expertise. We have been on PBS's This Old House, Boston Channel 5 Chronicle, and New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abrams. Articles about Yankee Craftsman have been published in "This Old House Magazine", "Metro-West Newspapers", "Boston Design" and the "Boston Globe". We have done restoration jobs for Boston Museum of Science, Newton Highland Congregational Church, Newton, MA, Fairhaven High School, Fairhaven, MA, Historic Plymouth Library, Plymouth, MA, Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, Merrimack, NH, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, The First Church, Nashua, NH, Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, and the Lyman Estate, Waltham, MA (to name a few).
Yankee Craftsman always uses skilled techniques that will restore the
original finish on an antique fixture. If the finish is unable to be restored, we can
duplicate the look by using darkening agents and colored lacquers.
Some fixtures were originally polished and then lacquered,
so for those we would carefully remove the old lacquer, polish
and then re-lacquer them.
We have the largest supply of antique lighting parts in
the country, if not the world, so we are able to provide
hard-to-find missing parts for your chandelier or lamp.
We restore Tiffany, Handel and other high-quality lamps using
the original sockets and parts. Many of the high-end auction
houses hire us to restore their lamps or chandeliers before they
go to auction. Yankee Craftsman also does high-quality leaded
glass and panel glass repair.
There is no repair or restoration job too big or too
small - Yankee Craftsman does it all!
Yankee Craftsman has a large array of antique furniture and
accessories. We also
carry a line of expertly hand craftedreproduction furniture, most of which is made from authentic
weathered boards from old barns. Inventory includes:
~ farm tables, end tables, coffee tables, sofa tables,
~ kitchen islands, huntboards, hutches, cabinets
~ benches and chairs.
All of the above can be ordered in a variety of size, stain and paint options.
Yankee Craftsman offers a solid brass custom line of chandeliers,
pool table fixtures and sconces. From start to finish, they are
threaded, soldered, finished, assembled and lacquered by our
master craftsmen. Only the finest materials are used;
porcelain sockets and anti-tarnishing lacquers. Whenever possible,
we use molds made from antique parts to create ceiling plates and
holders which duplicate the grace and style of originals.
We offer many different styles, from plain to fancy, high-polished
to dark bronze. All of our fixtures are triple coated with an
anti-tarnish lacquer specifically formulated for brass.
Yankee Craftsman also does custom finishes. Just send us a
knob or piece of hardware to match, and our craftsmen will
duplicate it as close as possible. Fixtures or sconces with
arms pointing down are 60 watts max, and with arms pointing up
they are 100 watts max.
We stand behind our products and craftsmanship with a
100% money back guarantee.
Yankee Craftsman has been collecting antique glass shades for over
30 years. We have amassed one of the largest collections in the
country. Our supply includes early oil, kerosene and argon shades, chimneys and smoke bells. We have early gas 2 5/8" shades, 4" and 5" gas shades, early electric 2 ¼", 3 ¼" and 4" shades, deco slip shades and many wheel-cut, frosted, acid-etched, stencil-etched and pressed gas and electric shades. Our inventory includes hundreds of Holophanes, Rembrandt and "Nu-Art" signed shades. Please email for pricing and availability.
Please see our ever-expanding selection of reproduction shades.
Yankee Craftsman buys shades from Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, Czechoslovakia,
India and other countries around the world so we can offer high-quality unique glass shades. We have shades as low as $19, or you may opt for some museum quality pricier shades, such as one that is hand crafted by an American artisan using precious materials like gold and beautifully copies an original work of Tiffany, selling for $595. Please feel free to check up on us periodically to see what new treasure we have found!
Our UL licensed and approved shop is fully capable of repairing your halogen fixtures
Yankee Craftsman is considered one of the country's leading authorities on
antique lighting & furniture restoration with over 30 years experience.
Major restorations have
been done for historic buildings, museums, as well as homes like yours.
Open Monday - Saturday
10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Sundays 1 - 4 P.M.
Give us a call or come by for a visit.
Gary Sweeney, Scott Sweeney, Bruce Sweeney