Damage to antiques or works of art can be caused by a wide range of factors, from direct sunlight to damp, children to insects, over zealous cleaning to neglect. But probably the worst damage that can be done is bad restoration.
Care and restoration must consider a variety of factors – including the place and date of manufacture, the materials, workmanship and decoration. Both physical (the size and weight of the object) and financial considerations must also be taken into account.
We can advise you how to get the most enjoyment from any antiques or artworks you possess, by looking after them properly. This may be as simple as using the right wax or polish, or it may be to do with finding the right restorer. We also often advise about the desirability or otherwise of restoring items prior to selling them.