Rosewalker Arts

Whisper and Buzz
Nashville, TN
Boston, MA

Rosewalker is very proud that our dedication to quality and service above all has not gone unnoticed. We've been fortunate to have our work included in many articles in both local and national press publications for a number of years.

Here are some excerpts: 

"Rosewalker...redefines what it means to restore furniture." -Nashville Lifestyles

"Their skills run the gamut: high-end antique restoration,

architectural woodturning (think custom balusters and sconces)

and even their own line of hand-made decorative

art pieces, which are available from Rosewalker." - Nfocus

"...if you're renovating a 19th-century house, chances are you won't find a newel post for your house in the aisles of a warehouse store. In that case, you'll look up Richard Sullivan..." - The Tennessean

Rosewalker Arts Decorative Art products

Rosewalker Arts Decorative Art products

Client Testimonials

"You do excellent work - if y'all need a reference!"-Mr. & Mrs. Matthew & Gina Gallivan 

"Home run!!! He loved them. Thanks again." -Robert Erickson referring to the fencing swords we restored for him to give as a gift.

"You did a beautiful job on our dining table inherited from our family." - Ann McNair

More Client Testimonials


Press 21st century

November, 2001. Crowning Achievement by Elizabeth Betts Hickman. The Tennessean

Richard is consulted about Architectural Woodturning. 

March, 2004. Crowning Achievement by Elizabeth Betts Hickman. The Tennessean

Richard is featured in an exploration of ways to dress up a room

with moldings and architectural woodturnings.

April, 2010. Restoring Glory by Stephanie Stewart. Nashville Lifestyles.

Rosewalker is interviewed about our unique approach to restoration.

May, 2010. Work-Work Balance: Survival Tips for the Employed Entrepeneur

by Carolyn Sullivan. Her Nashville magazine.

Carolyn contributed this online article.

November, 2010. Everything Old NFocus Briefs

Bottom left on first page of this PDF.

January, 2011. Going Green for the New Year by Carolyn J. Sullivan

Out and About Magazine

An article by Carolyn with tips on the recyling wisdom of

re-purposing an older piece of furniture. 

February, 2011. Urban Art and Antiques

This is a blog post reporting on a visit to the

Antiques and Garden Show 2011 in Nashville, TN

February, 2013. by Mitchell Owens. Architectural Digest

This cover story about a world class Nashville home has

many photos of furniture pieces restored by Rosewalker for

McAlpine Booth and Ferrier Interiors who decorated the home.

January, 2014. William Hodgins Interiors by Stephen M. Salny

This is a new book about William Hodgins work through the years with a forward by

Margaret Russell. Rosewalker Arts (known during those years as

Sullivan Company in Boston) has many pieces included in this book.

When we obtain the proper permission we'll link to them.

April, 2015. by Mitchell Owens. Architectural Digest

Feature is about the home of Ray Booth and his partner in Nashville, TN.

On page 136 is a table we did extensive veneer and finish work on.

This is a Hans Bellman Style dining table in Wenge 

May, 2018. Evocative Interiors by Ray Booth. New design book with a forward by

Bobby McAlpine. Ray Booth is a well known designer with McAlpine, formerly known

as McAlpine Booth and Ferrier. Rosewalker has been doing work for McAlpine since the 

early 2000's continuing currently. There are many examples of our work in this book.

Ray Booth is a talented designer and has a great love for the Modernist style. 


Press - 20th Century

September, 1987. Boston Uncommon: A Designer Refines His Back Bay Flat by David Roberts.

Architectural Digest. 

Richard restored William Hodgins' English oak pedestal desk for the designer's new domicile. 

August, 1988. Lyrical Interlude on Nob Hill by Joan Chatfield-Taylor.

Architectural Digest.

At the request of William Hodgins, Richard restored several pieces of

Beidermeier furniture for a San Francisco pied-à-terre. 

Hand-written thank you note from William Hodgins

March, 1990.AIDS Hospice by Judith Davidsen. Interior Design. 

Richard worked with Paul Lanoix of William Hodgins, Inc.

to create a mahogany cabinet-commode for Boston's first AIDS hospice.

Hodgins and Charles Spada co-chaired the design effort.

Hand-written thank you note from William Hodgins

March, 1991. Design Tips by Gail Ravgiala & Estelle Bond Guralnick. 

Boston Globe Magazine. 

Richard worked with designer Betsy Speert to re-purpose

an old pine server into a bathroom sink vanity.

May, 1993. Classically Camp by Dan Weeks.

Traditional Home.


Richard worked with designer Betsy Speert and provided turnings for bedpost finials.

1995. Friends of the House: Furniture from China's Towns and Villages

by Nancy Berliner and Sarah Handler. 

Companion book for the exhibit of Chinese provincial furniture 

at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Richard restored select pieces displayed in the exhibit.

1996. Beyond the Screen: Chinese Furniture of the 16th and 17th Centuries

by Nancy Berliner. 

Companion book to the first exhibit of Chinese provincial furniture

at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Richard restored select pieces displayed in the exhibit.

September, 1999.Who's Responsible for Being More Creativeby Carolyn J. Sullivan.

Music Row. 

Carolyn contributed a cover article on ways to apply creative thinking 

to business issues in the music industry.


Our Associations

Our Local Craftsperson's Guild


We are a supporting member of the Cumberland Furniture Guild of Middle Tennessee

AIC Member


Rosewalker is a member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. This is how we keep abreast of the latest conservation technology.

ASID Industry Partner


We happy to be associated with the design professionals of ASID Middle Tennessee

Social Media

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Respect the Past

Celebrate the Present

Create the Future