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- Our History & Us -

Inspired by the historic restoration and preservation work of his father and grandfather  Timothy Smith started his antique restoration and appraisal business in Mclean Virginia in 1980. “Grandad Clarence set the benchmark for the family with the construction of the Jefferson Memorial in 1939. He went on to oversee many other important building and restoration projects in the Washington DC area, including the renovation of the old Senate Chambers in the US Capitol and the construction of the National Museum of Art. Dad of course worked for Grandad as a young carpenter but picked up the mantle when Clarence retired. His own first important project was the conversion of the old caretaker’s home at the Naval Observatory into the official residence of the Vice President. By the early 1970’s he was almost entirely engaged in the construction and renovation of premier homes in Northern Virginia. Like all of my five brothers, I started working for Dad’s company (E. Jay Smith Builders) part-time in my early teens. Eventually, I was apprenticed to the company cabinet maker and antique furniture restorer. Home from college in the late 70’s I picked up my own restoration projects. I made more money in three weeks than I did working for the family business all summer. But more importantly, I was hooked on the thrill of bringing a damaged or neglected object back to life.”

Clarence Smith - Washingtone Post
construction of jefferson memorial
The United States Capitol Dome Restoration 1959-60
Furniture Restoration
Custom made furniture

In 2000, Restoration, Appraisal, and Antique Sales operations moved to The Virginia Eastern Shore. And with another generation stepping in, Timothy Smith Restoration became Timothy Smith & Sons.  With 40 years of diverse experience and a four-generation tradition to uphold the company continues to provide expert services to the Mid-Atlantic’s most prestigious institutions, historical societies, government agencies, insurance companies as well as hundreds of private clients. We provide certified Antique, Art, and Personal Property appraisals for every need;  Insurance, Probate, Charitable Donation, Estate Liquidation, and General Interest. Timothy Smith & Sons can identify and evaluate rare historical objects and manuscripts, including ancient artifacts. If you’re faced with  fire, water, or moving damage to personal property we can work with your insurance adjuster to make sure you are compensated fairly for any loss, and to restore those items which should be preserved. Antique and modern furniture, artwork, rugs, collectibles, and every variety of decorative arts; Timothy Smith & Sons handle’s it all. Do you need to sell personal property from an estate or just downsizing? We can liquidate those items from our galleries or through our developed network of auctions, shows, and online sales. When you just can’t find that perfect piece for your home, our woodworking shop can design and build any custom furniture or specialty item to meet your specific specifications. Whether using beautifully aged re-claimed woods, or the material of your choice, we’ll turn your vision into reality.

Founder & President

- Levi Smith -

Timothy Smith

- Timothy Smith -

 Authentication and evaluation of antiques,

fine art, historical artifacts, manuscripts

and general personal property


Customer relations and gallery sales

Purchasing and acquisitions

Business operations

Derek DeYoung

- Derek DeYoung -

Assists in the construction of custom-made furniture

Aids in the restoration of antiques, architectural pieces, and decorative arts

Cleans modern and Oriental rugs

Coordinates pick up and delivery 

Manages custom packing and crating for handmade furniture, antiques and client requests 

Provides much-needed muscle during estate liquidations







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