Our team’s most important goal is to stabilize the harnesses, carriages and other pieces brought in and curb any further deterioration by applying a series of prevention and preservation techniques aimed at ensuring they last and are protected against any future alterations.
Furthermore, all the preservation processes we use at Dorantes Harness Makers are: NEUTRAL (meaning they don't cause any further changes) and CONTROLLABLE when they are being applied in order to reduce the chances of any sort of accident as much as possible.
Of course, we provide proper documents for all of our preservation and restoration work, including an illustrated record of the diagnostic tests, any work done and any other relevant information regarding the piece in question. These documents are given to the client in a bound copy and digital format.
All of the restoration done at Dorantes Harness Makers works directly on damaged or deteriorated parts of the harnesses, carriages and/or leather accessories, so they can be appreciated and understood, respecting their historical, visual and physical characteristics as much as possible.
Here at Dorantes Harness Makers we do any work necessary to bring out and highlight the innate beauty of the piece, without modifying it. Everything we do follows the principles of reversibility, recognition and respect for the work of the artisan who originally created the harness or other piece being worked on.
We provide proper documents for all of our preservation work, including an illustrated record of the diagnostic tests, any work done and any other relevant information regarding the piece in question. These documents are given to the client in a bound copy and digital format.
TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES AND APPRAISALS
TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES
We act as advisors for any query, research, programme, project or report that requires technical information or guidance from professional harness or carriage makers.
This service provides a full appraisal report for any historical harness, carriage or equestrian accessory, duly justifying the value of the item.
Dorantes Harness Makers has its own door-to-door international shipping and handling service, with qualified, duly trained professionals, providing transport to a wide range of international destinations.
The service packs the pieces to be restored or preserved and provides comprehensive management from the time they are picked up to the time they are delivered, including safety guarantees and a controlled environment.
Transport options that ensure the safety of the pieces, shipping them in a controlled environment to ensure preservation.
Door-to-door service. Handling pieces and packaging items. Coordinating with the loading and unloading location. Plus, upon the client's request, Dorantes Harness Makers also offers the following additional services:
List of projects and work that are indicative of the identity and quality of the different products and services this firm offers in the areas of restoration and preservation. All of these projects have been carried out in our workshop by our team of specialized professionals: restorers, project managers, master craftsmen, etc.
Restored Primo de Rivera saddle