About Artisans


Artisans of the Valley - New Wave Gothic Desk (Library Table)Artisans of the Valley, based in Pennington, NJ, is an exclusive custom furniture, cabinetry, carving, and restoration shop. These craftsmen are the last of the traditional apprenticeship method of passing on the skills of furniture design,  joynery, carving, and finishing. We offer our custom furniture by commission, and we hand sign and date each piece upon completion.

For over 35 years Master Craftsman Stanley D. Saperstein has perfected his skills and in the process passed these skills to his son Eric. Eric has now taken the reins of the business, studio, and the title of Master Craftsman.

Artisans offers heirloom quality hand rubbed shellac and tung oil finishes as well as hand painted options on any of our pieces. In addition, modern finishes are available through our affiliates including the full spectrum of lacquers, acrylics, and urethane.

Artisans of the Valley is the last of the true conservation studios in New Jersey, providing museum quality restorations, refinishing, repair, and preservation services. Artisans will evaluate your antiques and collectibles to determine the best options for your cherished possessions. Artisans is one of the few remaining restoration studios that can handle restoring a true shellac finish and provide the skills necessary to replace or restore damaged ball and claw feet, detailed carvings, and veneer.

Bent on educating our clients, Artisans offers a tactical theory on restoration entitled “The Philosophy of Restoration.” This article outlines the concepts associated with restoration, and helps dispense the myth surrounding antiques and their care. Artisans restoration services are not limited to furniture; we handles military artifacts such as firearms, swords, and leather goods. We are the only conservation studio restoring antique and collectible chess sets; bragging rights include several the famous Jaques of London first 300 Staunton series sets.

Artisans provides services for commissions, restoration, carving, and design to residential & commercial clients, design firms, and architects. Please contact us to discuss the specifics of your project.

For some great insight into our work the video below is our International Television Debut – EBRU-TV’s Blank Canvas.

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Our website is now over 300 pages, including galleries, feature articles, and educational sections. We extend an open invitation to explore our site, and contact us directly with any inquiries or questions you may have.

Links to our Portfolio and Newsletters

Artisans Booklet “Mini-Portfolio”

A Printable PDF Cross Section of our Entire Portfolio

Artisans Quarterly Review:

Vol 2 Issue 2 – 2009* Vol 2 Issue 1 – 2009

Vol 1 Issue 4 – 2008 * Vol 1 Issue 3 – 2008

Vol 1 Issue 2 – 2008 * Vol 1 Issue 1 – 2008

Thank you!

Eric M. Saperstein Master Craftsman Artisans of the Valley

Cell 609-658-2955 Office 609-637-0450 Shop 609-737-7170

Visit: www.artisansofthevalley.com