Proper restoration takes into account the value and history of an antique, looking at the whole picture to determine what should, and more importantly, what should not be done. In order to maintain or increase the value of an antique, any work done must take into consideration the historic value, rarity, and long term trends among museums and collectors. As an example, today most collectors and museums prefer and appreciate "attic condition", where an antique has not been excessively cleaned, polished, or refinished. Restoration work should take this into account when replacing missing parts or matching antique patina.
My work errs on the conservative side, doing less rather than more, in order to repair an antique. Restoration can range from fixing small cracks and splicing in missing parts of wood, to total stock repair and lock reconversion. Please contact me to discuss your restoration project further. Prices are quoted on an individual basis, based upon the extent of the work required at my set hourly rate.
Please see some examples of my work below: