Douwes Fine Art has been involved in all aspects of restoration and its ongoing technical innovations since our establishment in the 1770’s. The skills and techniques for these have been passed on to family members and loyal company restorers through the centuries. Our goal is to provide durable solutions in order to restore and conserve your artwork in an ethical and comprehensive manner.
We offer free and non-committal advice on all restoration issues. Furthermore, the client is given a clear understanding of the work required, the duration of the project, as well as an indication of the overall costs prior to any agreed upon restoration. We also advise the client on the relationship between added value and ‘additional’ costs. Once agreed upon, a departure from the original proposal is only made in close cooperation with the client. The exact restoration procedure can be explained to the client, and even demonstrated when possible, upon request. Photographs documenting the actual process and an objective evaluation of the condition of the painting being restored may also be provided upon request. We can even insure your paintings during the restoration period if that is your wish. We provide this service for museums (without their own restoration department), for institutions, public and private collections, for individual clients and, of course, for our own holdings.
If you are interested in restoring a painting please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include a picture of the work if possible and any supporting documents or information so we can swiftly evaluate your artwork and provide you with a quotation.
A typical restoration can cost between 500 – 3.000 euros, however more complex and/or larger works can require more time and resources.
For more information on restorations please check out The Restoration Process page.