Art restoration by Frederik Cnockaert -Hoogweg 42 – 8940 Wervik e-mail: [email protected] site www.kerat.be –museum quality art restoration from contemporary works to old masters over the centuries, fine art has suffered more damage from poor conservation and stewardship than from wars, floods, and fire. to maintain the integrity and value of fine works of art, we provide museum quality restoration of paintings, sculpture, prints, and antique frames in any condition. restoration services include: cleaning to remove discolored varnish, stains, and surface dirt ,re-lining to strengthen weak, torn, dented, flaking, or damaged canvas . in-painting to match color and brush strokes of missing paint, repair holes, dents, and tears in canvas, paper, panel, board, and gilt frames ,guilding of modern and antique period gilt or gold leaf frames
sadly, many paintings are over-restored, dramatically reducing their historic and resale value. with over 18 years experience, we clean, varnish, in-paint, repair, restore and conserve paintings and period frames to professional standards. and we control the cleaning and restoration process to minimize alteration of the original work and enhance value. if damage to a work of art involves an insurance claim or a legal dispute, we provide professional written art appraisals for valuation, authentication, and certification purposes. we also hold extensive courtroom experience in expert witness testimony on art related matters in state and federal courts. if your art has suffered from damp or overly dry environments, smoke, damage, or natural aging. call us to discuss your restoration and other art needs. or write us an email with a description of the work. attach a digital photo if you like. include your contact information please. art appraisals. art authentication, art expert. appraiser of fine art estimating the value of a piece of art is an art, not a science. generally, an estimate is made by seeing what a comparable piece of art sold for recently. estimates are given in a range of prices, not one fixed figure.
an appraisal is a formal document with the market and insurance valuation of a collection of work of art that has been approved by an insurance company. professional written appraisals of art & antiques
we provide written appraisals, valuation, authentication, and certification services for insurance, donation, risk management, estate planning, financial planning, claims for damage, and legal purposes. many appraisers lack factual current comparisons, the ability to authenticate and certify art, or courtroom experience. with over 18 years experience in appraising and expert witness testimony in art related matters, our experts evaluate the appearance and condition of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints and analyze the latest international sales and auction data to establish value.
written appraisals based on the latest factual international sales data certificate of authenticity for paintings, watercolors, sculpture, and prints estate valuation of art and antique collections and artist ateliers for the purposes of estate planning, estate settlement, insurance coverage, claim for damage, charitable donation, expert witness testimony, artist atelier foundation management, pricing to sell, anticipated purchase of a work . we also provide condition reports,that is a certificate from a specialist that describes the physical condition of the work of art – whether it has been retouched in certain places or if it is in the original condition. every piece we auction off has a condition report.