Testimonials and Rave Reviews

"John has worked on furniture for three generations of my wife's family.  So when making the decision to hand over an old family piece for restoration, I simply wouldn't consider anyone else.  Most recently, John completely restored a set of six Chippendale dining chairs that had been living in my mother-in-law's basement for decades and were in pretty rough shape.  The chairs turned out beautifully, with rock-solid joints and the perfect patina.  A few years back, I even gave John one of my favorite guitars to refinish.  Needless to say, it came back looking gorgeous."  Scott R. - Bluebell, PA

"I was referred to John Hobe by a friend who had several beautifully restored pieces of furniture which she had originally brought form Europe, in need of restoration.  I was so impressed by the restoration that I kept the business card of John Hobe.

Years later, I inherited a vitrine which I shipped from FL.  When it arrived in PA, it was literally in splinters.  John Hobe assured me his team could completely restore my family heirloom. When it was returned to me it was as beautiful as it could ever possibly have been.  All of the damage had been repaired, carvings replaced and the entire piece French Polished.

John has now restored four other pieces for me.  The quality of his work is unsurpassed and I would highly recommend him with one's most precious heirlooms."
  Tommie S. - Wyncote, PA

"John Hobe is a master craftsman from days gone by - it was such a gift to discover the fine artistic skills and attention he puts into everything he touches. I had a beautiful but distressed French bed and armoire that he restored to perfection. It is now the centerpiece of my home, along with countless other antiques he has restored for me over the last several years. He is a perfectionist - something I don't see much of anymore - and takes painstaking attention on all of his restorations, regardless of whether the client would even notice every last detail he concerns himself with. He is honest, professional, and will meet your deadlines in a timely manner. It has been a true joy doing business with Hobe Ateliers."  Nadya S. - Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA

"I love my furniture, I really was not worried that it would turn out this way.  I knew you would do a great job. I have your card so in the near future I will contact you again to do another piece, not damaged by the fire, to have restored."  Joan D. - Doylestown, PA

"Thanks John. The chest is beautiful" 
David W. - New York, NY




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We serve clients across the North East in the greater Philadelphia, New York (NY) and Baltimore areas.  Our antique furniture restoration and repair workshop is in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia with easy access to Montgomery County and the PA turnpike via Rt 309.  Please call us if you wish to arrange transportation for your furniture.