Shop Bio

I am a 3rd generation antiques dealer and operate Dovetail Antiques with my wife, Susan. We have been in the antiques business over 35 years. We specialize in top quality antique wicker furniture and professional antique wicker furniture restoration services.

Services Offered:
  • Wicker Restoration

  • Wicker Repair

  • Wicker Refinishing

  • Antique Wicker Sales

I have been a wicker restoration specialist for over 35 years. I have extensive experience with both wood work and wicker work. I have written numerous articles about antique wicker furniture and the restoration of antique wicker furniture.

My approach is meticulous work, top quality materials, and expert repairs with attention to detail. I primarily work on wicker made of reed. I offer custom paint colors using the highest quality paints along with natural finish restoration on pieces that retain original finishes.

I would be happy to discuss your wicker restoration needs.

Contact Information:

Professional Restorer, Owner:
Peter Tanzini

Dovetail Antiques
474 White Pine Road
Columbus, NJ 08022

Call, By Appointment Only

Voice: 609-298-5245
Cell: 609-298-5245

Web Site: Email:

Service Area:

We offer several pick up and delivery options depending on your location. Call for a quote.

Published Articles:

Northeast Antiques Journal Vol. 14. Issue No. 9, May 2009
Antique Week The Weekly Antique Auction & Collecting Newspaper
Eastern Edition Vol. 38. Issue No. 1887, August 15, 2005

The Antique Shoppe Newspaper, June 2005

Antique Trader's Collector Magazine & Price Guide, May 2005

The Weekly Antique Auction & Collecting Newspaper
Eastern Edition Vol. 37. Issue No. 1866, March 21, 2005

The Weekly Antique Auction & Collecting Newspaper
Eastern Edition Vol. 37. Issue No. 1852, December 6, 2004

Antique Trader's Collector Magazine & Price Guide, July 2004

Ralph Lauren, Magazine, May 2004

This Old House, Find
Leigh & Leslie Keno's Monthly Column, March 2004

The Brimfield Antique Guide, Fall 1999

Living With Wicker, 1992
Authors: Richard Saunders & Paula Olsson

Wicker Furniture, A Guide to Restoring & Collecting, 1990
Author: Richard Saunders

Restoration Repair Of Victorian Wicker Rocker
Antique Split Reed Wicker Arm Chair With Magazine Pocket
Natural Antique Wicker Tray With Flowers and Butterfly
Fancy Antique Victorian Wicker Loveseat & Table
Antique Wicker Bar Harbor Chaise Lounge with Cup Holder & 2 Magazine Pockets
Antique Four Piece Art Deco Wicker Parlor Set
Three Piece Fancy Antique Victorian Wicker Parlor Set
Rare Fancy Victorian Antique Natural Wicker Wall Pocket
Antique Wicker Bar Harbor Floor Lamp

Dovetail Antiques - Wicker Restoration, Sales

Professional Restorers International
Charter Member Since 2009