Given their age, antique objects are characterised by their fragility. This is also complicated by environmental effects, like exposure to the sun or having been stored in an unsuitable place in terms of humidity or air temperature.
In addition to these factors, your object may be handled carelessly or be subjected to some other unexpected occurrence. Following one of these cases, taking account of the damage suffered by a work may be fundamental in establishing its value.
The support of an assessment or and expertise may indicate the particular significance of the object and, therefore, confirm the importance of the damage.
The description and quantification of the damage may be useful in dealing with an insurance company, a dispute, or determining the need for restoration.