55 N. Cedar St., Lititz, PA 17543
High-end custom furniture shop specializing in exact reproductions of 17th, 18th, and early 19th-century American antiques with finish surfaces that rival the originals.
Alan Andersen and Tom Stauffer founded the business in 2001. Both men have been working with wood for as long as they have been able to hold a tool. Their relationship, revolving around fine furniture, began after they first met in 1985, and has kept them both busy ever since. Andersen, who specializes in 18th century antique restoration and conservation, has a special interest in old finishes and surfaces. He and his staff at Alan Andersen, Ltd., have over the years developed and perfected techniques to simulate antique surfaces, which are highly sought after. Stauffer, a master cabinetmaker and joiner, is a true perfectionist in every way, ensuring that each piece is made as close to the original as possible.
Andersen & Stauffer have been making individual custom pieces of furniture together since the mid 1980s for clients on an informal basis. As demand increased, they decided to form a business dedicated specifically to reproducing exact copies and providing them with finishes that allow them to slip into antique collections and not stand out. The shop employs six highly skilled individuals who have refined their craft to a science. Since the inception of the business, they have continually received the honor of being one of Early American Home's 200 Top Craftspeople in America.
Andersen & Stauffer Furniture Makers, LLC, is a proud licensee of the following museums:
Monmouth County Historical Association
Freehold, New Jersey
Old Salem Museums
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Peter Wentz Farmstead
Trent House Museum
Trenton, New Jersey