1- No work will be recommended which will
reduce the value of your antique, without
discussion with you and setting all the
options before you.
2- No work will be undertaken which is
requested by a customer which will reduce
the value of an item, or alter its
character, without written direction from
3- Only the most period correct methods
will be used where they are vital, and all
other methods used will be evaluated in
the light of the over-riding
considerations of reversibility.
Non-reversible methods of work will be
used only where immaterial to the end
4- Details of all work performed will be
included in the final invoice and
described in detail. Any item that
seriously reflects on the value of the
piece will be highlighted.
5- Work will be performed as expeditiously
as possible, having due regard to the need
for acclimatization of the repairs. The
Old Woodworks will be the final judge of
this item, and no piece will be released
unless sufficient time has elapsed to
reduce any possibility of negative
reaction in the piece.