The Gilder

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860-261-9108

64 Longmeadow Rd.
Shelton, CT 06484
 
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The Gilder


Master craftsman, Luciano Colella, has acquired an intense passion and talent for the art of restoration and gilding handed down by his father, Vincenzo Colella (a skillful cabinet maker for over fifty years). Luciano has refined his knowledge and skills as a student of The School of Art and Restoration in Bari, Italy. Today, after ten years working in the United States, he offers in disposition his skill, talent and professionalism to realize the most complex projects for the most demanding clients.

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Service Area

  • Stamford
  • Norwalk
  • Greenwich
  • Fairfield
  • Ridgefield
  • Sandy Hook
  • Bedford
  • Newtown
  • Georgetown
  • North Salem
  • New Canaan
  • Armonk
  • Easton
  • Scarsdale
  • South Salem
  • Trumbull
  • Westport
  • Weston
  • Port Chester
  • Redding Center
  • Redding Ridge
  • Greens Farms
  • Darien
  • Shelton
  • Botsford
  • Southport
  • Purchase
  • Larchmont
  • Wilton
  • Monroe
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Services Offered

Furniture Repair & Refinish

Website

thegilder.com

Areas of Expertise

  • Furniture Refinish and Repair

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Credentials

In Business Since: 1996
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Review by in Fairfield, CT
This piece came out so much better than I ever imagined. I am delighted with the work and professional care The Gilder gave to my Hoosier Cabinet. The value to me is priceless! Definitely will recommend this quality business to others.
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Review by in Southport, CT
Exceptional craftsmanship. Did an awesome refinishing job on turn of century French dining room table and complete restoration of 1920 American desk. And did pickup and delivery (including tough logistics getting the table to the dining room). Highly recommend them!!
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Review by in Trumbull, CT
Luciano is friendly, accommodating and does excellent work. We had both a desk refinished and DR chairs reupholstered. The work was superb. I have absolutely no hesitancy in recommending The Gilder
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Review by in Stamford, CT
Wonderful to work with, and couldn't be happier with the tricky refinishing job needed for my four antique tables. And really cared about quality job. Excellent all around!
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Review by in Fairfield, CT
We have a bedroom suite which I had custom built when I lived in Mexico. Recently, it was damaged when we had the house painted. Because of the nature of the work to be done, we turned to HomeAdvisor to find someone with these skills. We found The Gilder run by Luciano Colella. He took on the project to repair and restore the furniture. When he came to deliver the finished product we were amazed. The quality and care of the work went beyond what we expected. I would highly recommend The Gilder to anyone who needs this type of craftmanship.
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Review by in New Canaan, CT
I was impressed by the prompt response to my inquiry; the promptness of having someone come to the house and professionalism demonstrated when I met Luciano; the quick turn around; the expert craftsmanship of their work; the reasonable price associated with the task at hand, and their genuine care for their work product
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Review by in Monroe, CT
Luciano was polite, knowledgeable, master craftsman, professional, responsible, and easy to work with. Definitely recommend him
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Review by in Ridgefield, CT
The a Gilder was a true pleasure to work with. They restored our damaged dining room table and it looked better than knew. They were prompt, attentive and do top notch work. I highly recommend.
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Review by in Scarsdale, NY
We had missing drawers from a gorgeous executive desk, that were lost in a move. The Gilder, was not only to come in and match everything PERFECTLY, but he also had the knowledge the exact wood, and even what year the hardware was produced to match. They were very quick with their turn around. I highly suggest using them!
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