The Gilder

4.94 |57 Verified Ratings
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The Gilder

4.94 | 57 Verified Ratings
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1771 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
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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
  • Westport
  • Greenwich
  • Fairfield
  • Cheshire
  • Ridgefield
  • Sandy Hook
  • Pelham
  • Bedford
  • New Rochelle
  • Newtown
  • Georgetown
  • North Salem
  • Rye
  • New Canaan
  • Monroe
  • Easton
  • Scarsdale
  • South Salem
  • Trumbull
  • Weston
  • Port Chester
  • Riverside
  • Pound Ridge
  • Redding Center
  • Redding Ridge
  • Greens Farms
  • Darien
  • Shelton
  • Cos Cob
  • Botsford
  • Southport
  • Purchase
  • Larchmont
  • Redding
  • Armonk
  • Old Greenwich
  • Wilton
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Services Offered

Furniture Repair & Refinish

Areas of Expertise

  • Furniture Refinish and Repair

Quick Facts

Business Hours
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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  • Free Estimates
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Bilingual


In Business Since: 1996
  • Student of The School of Art and Restoration in Bari, Italy
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Review by in Westport, CT
Luciano is terrific. His work is extra-ordinary. He knows what to do with damaged furniture. My tables looked like new.
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Review by in Stamford, CT
Excellent workmanship, affordable prices and great communication. Will patronize again!
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Review by in South Salem, NY
Luciano was a joy to work with. He is very professional and the workmanship was outstanding. We had a very large dining room table refinished to a darker color and we are very happy with the finished product. Luciano was extremely helpful in guiding us thru the whole process of refinishing our table.
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Review by in Westport, CT
Very professional. Job well done.
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Review by in Port Chester, NY
From the first contact until delivery of the finished product, Luciano and Anna were professional, courteous and extremely helpful. The chairs were lighter than I expected but Luciano was correct in using the lighter stain since there were many variations of color in the wood. The chairs blend so well with the kitchen cabinets. I have already recommended him to a friend and will definitely use his services in the future!! I am COMPLETELY satisfied.
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Review by in Norwalk, CT
Luciano was very professional and finished the project ahead of the estimated time. My table looks like new. I'm very happy with the results.
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Review by in New Canaan, CT
I had a 60+ year old coffee table refinished. It looks new again and I am so happy to recommend Luciano to others. The new finish will be easy to care for and I am sure this table will be enjoyed by family for many years to come. Thank you!
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Review by in Norwalk, CT
I entrusted Luciano with a cedar hope chest that had been in my family for 100 years. It needed some repair and needed to be refinished. I wanted the natural cedar wood color, instead of the original dark cherry stain. It came out beautifully, it looks gorgeous and it will now last another 100 years! He picked it up and delivered it back, and sooner than I had expected. Really quality work and he obviously understands antiques and knows what he's doing. Great choice, highly recommend.
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Review by in Purchase, NY
Everything about this experience was wonderful,. The table has been beautifully re-finished and 12 chairs skillfully re-upholstered. Luciano Colella is the quintessential professional. I recommend him most highly.
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Review by in Norwalk, CT
The craftsmanship demonstrated on my refinished table was nothing short of amazing. We had a family heirloom dining table that belonged to my husband's grandmother and it was restored to showroom quality. The table needed woodwork as well as refinishing and he also made a beautiful leaf that matches perfectly. He picked up the table and delivered at precisely the time he was expected. He is courteous and professional and I simply could not recommend more highly. If you hire him, you will not be disappointed!
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