Furniture and Decorative arts restoration:
With a broad range of accomplished restorers and an extensive list of past projects and experience we are readily able to conserve, restore and repair any furniture, paintings, porcelain, silver or objets’ art that require attention. Martyn takes great joy in assisting clients bring the most out of their furniture and coming up with bespoke solutions to the restoration process. A photograph of the object and damage is usually all that is required to begin this process.
Martyn Cook has had the honour to help establish and refine many important collections not only across Australia but also abroad. This is well illustrated in his current role as the inaugural Curator of The David Roche Collection in Adelaide South Australia (http://www.rochefoundation.com.au), which is one of the greatest decorative arts collections in a private institution in Australia. Martyn revels in providing client orientated advice in the management of any collection whether it be in the formation, addition or further refinement. He approaches all jobs with an open and impartial mind, without dealing strictly within confines of his own showroom.
Sourcing and acquisition of furniture:
It is a source of pride that Martyn can call on an extensive list of suppliers and networks to help source and acquire furniture. No matter the scope we are happy to assist the process.
With nearly 30 years in the antiques trade, Martyn is a respected valuer and a long-time member of the Australian Art and Antique Dealers Association of Australia. We are able to provide valuations for insurance, estate or other matters for almost all items, collections or other.