After more than four decades on Broadway, The Lion & Eagle Antiques has moved to The Fort Sam Center, 1015 Rittiman Road, Suite 101.

“Strategically, I moved closer to most of my customers,” said owner Billy Gardner.

In addition to offering 18th- and 19th-century European and American furniture, the business at the corner of Harry Wurzbach Road specializes in lamp and chandelier restoration.

“I just enjoy doing it,” Gardner said. “I don’t plan on not doing it.”

The store had been on Broadway 43 years, in the vicinity of the Mahncke Park neighborhood.

People from all over San Antonio, as well as the country, ask him to restore chandeliers, Gardner said.

He is continuing what the original owners of The Lion & the Eagle started, he added.

“I grew up fixing things, and I learned the lamp and chandelier-fixing business,” Gardner said. “I get chandeliers sent from all over the country. I (recently) got one in from Tennessee.”

Most minor repairs can be done in the same day while the customer waits, he said.

He also is proud of the classic, handmade furniture available at the store.

“Traditional furnishings never go out of style completely,” Gardner said.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Services are also available by appointment.

1015 Rittiman Road, Suite 101
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