Our Services Include...


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  • Silver Plating
  • Brass Plating
  • Copper Plating
  • Gold Plating
  • Nickel Plating
  • Chrome Plating
  • Polishing
  • Antiquing & Patinating
  • Lacquering
  • Porcelain & Ceramic Repair
  • Gold Leafing
  • Silver Soldering
  • Brass Brazing
  • Dent Removal
  • Metal Repairs
  • Lamp Rewiring
  • Lamp Mounting
  • Pot Retinning
  • Frame Easel Backs Made
  • Knife Blade Replacements
  • New Mirrors, Brushes and Combs for Vanity Sets
  • Casting of Missing Parts

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We are in a business which prompts many people to say, "Oh, you really do that? I've been looking for someone for so long!" or "If I had known that would come out so nicely, I wouldn't have thrown away my grandmother's..."

A brief description of our services might be antique restoration. However, that does not really cover it. We do brass, silver, copper and gold plating and polishing of brass, copper, pewter and sterling silver. We also do metal repairs, rewiring, retinning of copper pots, and antiquing & patinating.

We repair and restore porcelain and ceramics as well as papier mache, plaster casts, glass, and more. We also do gold leafing. Ask us about your unusual repair need We can help!

Here are some examples: brass plating of flea-market floor lamps and door hardware, silver plating of tea services and candlesticks, gold plating of faucets, statues and church pieces. Polishing ranges from brass beds to sterling vases to pewter pitchers to door knobs. We have rewired large chandeliers, converted vases into lamps and replaced frayed cords. Our shop can solder broken candlesticks, replace the foot on the teapot, and straighten out that fork which made its way into the garbage disposal. We can also replace the brush and mirror from the antique vanity set and make a new velour easel back for your picture frame.

Chelsea Plating Company has been doing this work since 1948-longer than anyone in Philadelphia. We hope you will not hesitate to ask us any questions you may have and perhaps you will stop by and see us on picturesque Antique Row in the heart of the historic district of Philadelphia.