I will always carry out restoration work agreed, either written or verbally, to the best of
my abilities at all times. I will provide the best quality work to my ability, but, I shall in
no circumstances be liable to the Client for any loss, damage or destruction of the
object, however caused.
Please note that estimates are not quotations. Due to the complex nature of the work
involved, additional problems may be discovered once work has begun.
If there is a cost increase of more that 10% of the original estimate, I will notify the
Client and await further instructions before proceeding any further. The client will be
entitled to withdraw the object upon payment for the work already done. For the
same reason, any time estimates or guidelines can only be given as an indication. I
cannot guarantee completion by a given date.
Payment can be made by check, cash or by paypal through Antique Restoration
Studio's website, www.antiquerestorationstudio.com Payment is due upon
completion of the restoration unless otherwise agreed in advance. A 50% deposit is
required in advance of any work being performed, with the remaining balance paid
prior to the item being returned to the client. Estimates are free of charge, but the
Client will be responsible for any carriage, postal and packing fees incurred to get
the object to and from my premises. I reserve the right to retain all objects deposited
until all outstanding sums have been paid. If any charges remain unpaid for a period
of 30 days from issue of the invoice I reserve the right (after giving 14 days notice to
the client) to sell the relevant object to recover any costs.
Because many works of art are unstable and/or unsound the object remains at the
entire risk of the Client at all times. It is the Clients responsibility to insure the object
for what the Client feels appropriate, and no insurance shall be taken out by the
Restorer. If any damage occurs to the item either before or after restoration, the
restorer will not be liable so insurance is advised as any further work will be charged
5. Delivery and Shipping
Any items send via parcel should be sent packaged in a safe manner, and will be
returned in a safe manner (not necessarily in the same packing). Any restored items
send parcel or delivered personally must be inspected immediately upon receipt. I
will not be liable for any faults or adjustments required if not reported within 24 hours
of receipt of the item and will not be liable for any damage caused in shipping.
6. Ongoing Care by the Client
The client is advised to follow any guidelines I may issue for the care and treatment
of an object after I have worked on it. If these guidelines are not followed, the
appearance of the object may deteriorate. Any restored object is not meant to be
used with food. The adhesives and pigments used may be toxic and could
contaminate any food put on them.