Andrés Riquelme Furniture Restoration

Andres Riquelme Antique Restoration

Andrés Riquelme has been restoring antique furniture since 1990. Bringing back the life to a beautiful piece of furniture is his art and passion.

Serving Upstate South Carolina, Andres offers period-correct antique restoration, repair and conservation of fine furniture, architectural pieces, sculpture and artwork.

Please browse Andres’ work and contact him for an evaluation of your restoration needs.


French Polish
Lacquer and Varnish
Oil and Wax
Gilding – Gold Leaf
Fine Carpentry
Special Requests


…hire him. His workmanship is superb.

testimonialAs a former customer of Andres R, I am writing to encourage anyone wanting fine antiques restored to entrust him and hire him. His workmanship is superb. Andres will treat your pieces with the greatest care and return them to you in an even better condition you might have expected – for a fair price.
Wanda H. Prince, Lenoir, NC

He treats old pieces with respect by bringing new life to them…

SideboardI am an on-going customer of Andres Riquelme since I constantly need table tops repaired and restored. I shun new furniture for the quality and timelessness of antiques, and Andres knows how to gently care for them. My quarter sawn oak sideboard had a 2″ gouge in the top, and Andres made it disappear. He treats old pieces with respect by bringing new life to them, not by adding a “shiny coat.”
Lisa Shanks, Greenville, SC

…no one else compares to Andres Riquelme

Andres is a master at matching and making colors for wood. After sanding my bathroom floor he matched it perfectly with the rest of my 100 year old wood floor boards.
Andres has the hands, eyes and soul of an artisan, You will understand, the minute he touches the piece. For me, no one else compares to Andres Riquelme.
Lisa Shanks, Greenville, SC

Beautiful work!! … I could not be more pleased.

ChairsBeautiful work!! What a pleasure to have Andres Riquelme restore several pieces of antique furniture for us. Everything he does is beautiful. He obviously loves his craft and takes great pride in his work. We have given him another chair which will then be followed by a table. I could not be more pleased. THANK YOU Andres
Sharon and Hal Starr, Greenville, SC

better than the day it was brand new

Front Entry RestorationAndres refinished the front door of my office, and it looks better than the day it was brand new. He stained the surrounding portico, matching the color beautifully to the rest of the building. The work is gorgeous, and his professionalism and timeliness are top-notch. Mr. Riquelme is a pleasure to work with.
Anna A. Goldston, Greenville Family Smiles

Andres Riquelme restored it beyond my expectations!

Rocker furniture restorationThis little rocker is a treasured family heirloom. It was recently damaged and I feared beyond repair. Andres Riquelme restored it beyond my expectations! Mr. Riquelme has restored other pieces with equal satisfaction. You can see he loves what he does in every piece he works on. He is fair, honest and reliable. I highly recommend him! Mrs. Susan Cardell, Greenville, SC

He loves what he is doing and takes great pride…

Mahogany Tea Table furniture restorationThese are some of the reasons we use Andres Riquelme when we need to restore or refinish antiques. He understands wood, wood finishes and finishing techniques. He loves what he is doing and takes great pride in bringing out the true depth of a finish, in addition to restoring an antique to its original, un-enhanced condition. He values an antique for its place in history and will not compromise for the sake of cost, speed, etc. He is always on time and does what he says he is going to do.Emil Pfister, Greenville, SC

He is knowledgeable and passionate about what he does…

dining table furniture restorationMy Husband and I both inherited some fine antique furniture from grandparents, although many of the pieces were not in the best condition. A friend recommended Andres. He refinished a dining room table and repaired and restored an antique bed, doing a beautiful job on both. He is knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and it shows in his work. I would highly recommend him.Anne Richbourg, Greenville, SC

…delivers outstanding craftsmanship…

Early 1700's Walnut Secretary furniture restoration…my grandmother’s antique secretary was in need of restoration. Andres took a personal interest in my secretary, giving me the history of furniture in that period and explaining the method he would use to refurbish my piece. It looks gorgeous! … If you want someone who is fair, trustworthy, and dependable, and who delivers outstanding craftsmanship, that person is Andres.Gayle Key, Greenville, SC