History

In 1977 Metal Masters was founded out of an appreciation for the craftsmanship of old. Over the last 30 years we have grown beyond just the antique trade, now serving restoration projects and even production finishing.

With a long family history in construction and architecture, I started my career by learning these trades from my father - James Sherron Sr. By my 20's I was well on the way to a successful developing career, until one such developing project called for the demolition of a circa 1800 orchard farm house. Given my intrigue in history and ability to restore the house, I found the undertaking somewhat objectionable. Motivated to find a more suitable path I began apprenticing for metal craftsman in the Philadelphia area, who openly passed on their knowledge through the forming years of Metal Masters.

In the next 30 years antique restoration would indeed provide the historical insight I had envisioned, restoring a gamut of intriguing pieces. Each piece resonating the intention of its original maker as well as the story of purpose it served. Some memorable restoration projects include; 16th century bronze fat lamps, Roman warrior helmets, 17th century andirons, a DC3 aluminum plane, bank vault doors, Super Bowl trophy, a 50 arm early French gold leafed crystal chandelier, and so many more.

And now after celebrating our 30'th anniversary last year, in 2008 we celebrate the entry into the business of my younger son Joshua whom is opening our gallery, Gallery ONE. This gallery serves to not only display our metal finishing and refinishing capabilities, but also a show room for the collection of antiques, art, sculpture, and design we have collected through the years.