We are a family business.
We have been located in Richmond, Virginia since 1980.
McHugh's Restorations was started by Desi and Louise McHugh who were antique dealers in Philadelphia and New Jersey in the 1970's. They primarily sold antique dolls and furniture. After moving to Virginia, they opened a doll hospital, this doll hospital then evolved into a porcelain repair studio.
Who have we worked for?
At McHugh's we have worked for the famous and not so famous.
More often than not we are doing repairs for everyday people like you. We have been very fortunate to have worked on historical items from George Washington's Order of the Cincinnati porcelain from the collection belonging to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a plate from Abraham Lincoln's White House china well as many Historical Societies and Historical Homes around the country.
A Partial List:
The Valentine Museum
Hay House, Macon, Georgia
Washington & Lee University
Virginia Historical Society
Greensboro (NC) Historical Society
Somerset (VA) Historical Society
Rockbridge (VA) Historical Society
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Rt. Rev. Bishop Walter Sullivan (VA)
The Benedictine Sisters of Bristow
St. Gertrude High School
St. Edward's Catholic Church
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Va. Beach
Randolph-Macon Women's College
Bailey, Banks, & Biddle
ServPro (over 9 different branches) and Service Master