If items are transported to our studios for the purposes of Conservation, Restoration or simply for Evaluation they must be examined and could be opened/unframed, photographed, inspected, numerous and different tests could be performed by us prior to the issuance of an estimate, written or not.
Examination will be billed at a rate of $100.00 per hour, or a flat fee of $175 per art piece, unless a different amount has been discussed.
Examination costs are not deductible from the cost of a Restoration Estimate unless previously agreed.
We don't always elaborate free Estimates, in the case of an Insurance Claim, if you need a formal Estimate please let us know so we can prepare one, the cost of a regular Estimate is $170.00 compared to the cost of such Estimate, $250.00 per art piece. This is if we don't have to leave the studio. Visits are charged separately and depend on the amount of artwork that need to be examined. If the amount of artwork damaged is numerous or different needs exist a different price can be arranged.
The following elements can be included in the written Restoration Estimate/Report, if one is required by the client:
1-Brief description, recommended treatment, and a range of fees for treatment, for each item.
Or, 2-Assessment of previous condition, damage, recommended treatment, and fees for treatment.
Any fees billed for the generation of Estimates are not deductible from the fees billed for restoration, should restoration be undertaken.
The owner, client, or representative must inspect the items prior to delivery or at pickup time.
D&D Art, Inc. assumes no liability for condition issues once the items have been out of their care, custody, and control, anyway if an issue arise please contact us for help.
The client accepts responsibility and liability for payment of all fees due for Examination, Estimates, Conservation or Restoration if undertaken.
Please note we are usually ver fast compared to our competitors because we want to charge you less than other respectable Conservators and that's what has kept us in business in Miami until today.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
We look forward to work with you.
Documenting by Photos
Pictures taken by us during visits or during conservation, restoration, etcetera, aren't professional photographs and they are for our own studio documentation only.
Deposit to contract work
50% deposit is always required, even for an Insurance Estimate.
Evaluation of Originality
Evaluation of Originality is only an opinion based on our experience and physical tests, it will be billed at a rate of $160.00 per hour or a $500 flat fee depending on complexity.