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The Yankee Craftsman was founded by Bill Sweeney and his three sons Bruce, Scott and Gary which run the business now with the help of Keith Felt who has been here for twenty years. The Master Craftsman at Yankee Craftsman set the standard for antique lighting restoration and custom lighting in the New England area. The showrooms are located in a massive three story barn and the lighting shop is located in the carriage house of the four acre 1760 farm house that was originally a dairy farm and was a grant from King George for Captain Isaac Damon. We have set the standard for craftsman and quality. We treat every customer the way we would want to be treated. Feel free to stop by to walk through our barn which is like a museum or bring in your table lamps or floor lamps because we work on all your modern lighting needs including low voltage and halogen.
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Gary is the youngest of the three brothers and been restoring antique and custom lighting since he was seven and truly has a passion like no other. I tell my step kids to make sure you really love what you do in life and to give everything you have for at the end of the day it feels really good to bring something back to life and to see it all lit up. Some projects I can see in my mind what something will look like before i even start. I really feel a lot of pride in restoring a beautiful old light fixture and then see it hanging in the persons house. The quality and craftsmanship is what makes these old fixtures so remarkable and how they will be around for another 100 years unlike the plastic junk they make now.
Friendly owners fixed the switch on my lamp while I waited for a very fair price. I had a little time to browse the antique lighting and furniture in the adjacent beautiful old barn- a wonderland! It’s nice to have family-owned business and craftsmanship like this nearby.
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I just had a lamp fixed at this amazing place. Not only did they fixit and replace the plug for a very reasonable price, but Keith fixed it while I visited their barn. Every awesome light fixture since Edison plus restored furniture was there, a real museum on two levels. The best restored barn in New England, worthy of notice in a historical tour of Wayland, seriously not just antiques, it is totally amazing. I could have spent an hour or more just looking. The Sweeneys have done this forever 35 years. I went to the folks in Sudbury for lamp repair on rt. 20 and their quote was 250 percent more than the Yankee Craftman price for a simple lamp repair that took 15 minutes. Also Yankee Craftman has done work for this Old House on WGBH, enough said, they are the best.
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Whoever said that “they don’t make them like they used to” must have never visited the Yankee Craftsman antique lighting and furniture farm house and barn. Showcasing the largest and finest collection of restored chandeliers and vintage Antique lighting devices in New England.
Along with a large array of hand-crafted furniture, every refurbished piece on display resonates with ingenuity, proficiency, and elegance. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, Yankee Craftsman maintains a continued success collaborating with interior decorators worldwide and a renowned reputation throughout the industry, having been featured on the Chronicle, The New Yankee Workshop with Norm Abram, and This Old House.
We have restored antique lighting for Harvard University, The State House in Boston, Skinner’s Auction and many of the finest Libraries, Schools, Churches, Town Halls in New England and homes like yours since 1970.
Of our many products and services, we provide fine period lighting, quality hand-crafted reproduction chandeliers, sconces, lamps, as well as a vast collection of antique and reproduction shades. From major restorations for historical districts, floor lamps, halogen and low voltage pieces, to simple cord or socket replacements, Yankee Craftsman is here for all of your lighting needs!
One of the Largest Collections of Antique Shades in the Country!
Best Antique Lighting in Massachusetts. I was looking to repair the wiring on an antique chandelier. I was referred here by a lighting supply company. What a cool place! Walking in on a cool December day, there was a fire in the wood burning stove, heating the small workshop. The workshop is full floor to ceiling with lighting parts and projects. After purchasing some antique cloth bound wire, Gary suggested I headed out back to check out the huge barn. Inside are over 2,000 fully restored antique light fixtures, all running with LED lights. I spent two hours trying to rewire the chandelier, but to no avail. The next day I brought one arm of the chandelier to Gary for repair. In under 10 minutes he had the wire threaded through the arm, the socket screwed back in and wired up. My parents and my wife will be heading over soon to buy some more antique lights. Go here for antique lighting repairs, go here to buy antique lighting, go here to explore.
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If you are in New England doing antiquing, this is a must visit place for antique lighting. What a cool place! I was looking to repair the wiring on an antique chandelier. I was referred here by a lighting supply company. Walking in on a cool December day, there was a fire in the wood burning stove, heating the small workshop. The workshop is full floor to ceiling with lighting parts and projects. After purchasing some antique cloth bound wire, Gary suggested I headed out back to check out the huge barn. Inside are over 2,000 fully restored antique light fixtures, all running with LED lights.I spent two hours trying to rewire the chandelier, but to no avail. The next day I brought one arm of the chandelier to Gary for repair. In under 10 minutes he had the wire threaded through the arm, the socket screwed back in and wired up.My parents and my wife will be heading over soon to buy some more antique lights.Go here to explore, go here to buy antique lighting, go here to repair antique lighting.
The Yankee Craftsman was founded in 1970 and is the largest and finest antique lighting showroom and restoration shops in New England. The Yankee Craftsman has been on This Old House with Norm Abrams and a guest on This Old House multiple times to consult with our master craftsman on restoring antique lighting. The Yankee Craftsman specializes in antique restoration for Harvard University, The State House in Boston and many of the churches, libraries and town halls across the north east. We also make up custom pendants, chandeliers and sconces. Our master craftsman work with decorators and interior designers to come up with unique custom lighting for all your needs. You can bring by any new lighting for repairs including low voltage and halogen table lamps, floor lamps and fixtures. We also offer a full service polishing shop for andirons, hardware from brass to silver and we even do nickel plating. Our antique glass shade room is one of the largest in the country and we even carry one of the largest reproduction glass shade selections.
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The friendly family business is so welcoming and refreshing! They are super knowledgeable and able to make custom stuff if needed. Great place for fixtures and fixture repairs!