“While many people can fix furniture, fewer people both care about antiques and have the knowledge and skill to genuinely restore them.  David Rickard at DR Restoration is one of these exceptional people.  He is very clearly committed to providing good service and doing quality work, which he showed me in carefully considering what would be needed to repair my antique and delivering a very nicely repaired piece.  David also showed me that he knows antiques and understands how to work with them.  He took the time to tell me some about the origins of my antique, point out unique patterns of wear, and provide options for repairing damage that honor the history of the piece.  He is also just a nice person.  One of my favorite antique stores referred me to David and DR Restoration, and I am glad to pass on the recommendation.”  – C. R.


“David Rickard has been a consistent and reliable expert for the past four years who has handled all our restoration and refinishing needs. From large dining tables requiring the most delicate hand to on-site repairs, David’s expertise and attention to detail has made our projects shine. He is always on time and fair to deal with. We’ve worked with many individuals, and we feel fortunate enough to have David in our corner.”
—Robert C.

“My association with D&R Restoration began when I bought a badly treated chest, and asked the dealer to recommend someone to do the work. I was given two business cards and phoned D&R first. After talking with David, I was sure he would do the job well. David did a wonderful job restoring the chest, and since has worked on an 18th-century chest on chest and a linen press. He also reglued chairs and restored a leg on my early-19th-century dining table. Some of the repairs had not been done because of my concern about a botched job. My wholehearted recommendation — if you want the best quality work — don’t hesitate to call D&R.”

“David Rickard of D&R Restorations was highly recommended to me by an antique and antiquities dealer in Alexandria. I was looking to have my antique buffet repaired and restored. I could not trust just anyone with the care of this piece, which I have owned for 33 years and dearly love. He picked it up at no charge. Worked on it and delivered it, again at no charge. I was extremely anxious to see the work. My expectations were not only met, but exceeded. The quality of his handiwork and the obvious care he took to restore it to its previous splendor was almost beyond words. You had to see a before and after snapshot to fully appreciate the magnitude of the work he had done! The price he quoted was fair and the finished price was within the estimated amount. He fully delivered on his word. I would highly recommend his work as a professional who takes great care with the pieces he works on — it clearly is a passion to him; not just a job.”
—Nadia C.

“Dave is a real pro. I interviewed several people for various refinishing projects, and he stood out not only for his craftsmanship, but also for his easygoing personality and honesty. This is a guy who’ll give it to you straight, and deliver on time and on budget.”
—Jonathan R.