Family heirlooms get a new lease on life from the pros at Second Life, who can handle everything from removing a coat of French provincial paint from a mahogany dresser to repairing antique mirrors and broken chairs. With more than two decades experience handling precious pieces, their staff of artisans, who were entrusted by Harvard University’s Museum of Natural History to restore the original antique display cases for the world-famous glass flowers last year, will ensure that any piece continues to be treasured for generations to come.
45 Congress St., Suite 4156, Salem, 617-242-0015 secondlife.net
Andrew Spindler Antiques
163 Main St., Essex, 978-768-6045, spindlerantiques.com