A repair should never be visible. Restoring antique or otherwise
valuable furniture, therefore, requires of the craftsman a thorough
knowledge of the styles, techniques, and materials that were used
to build that piece. The person making the repair has to put himself
in the place the craftsman who built the furniture several years,
decades, or centuries ago. He has to take on that person's "style."
A trusted craftsman who restores a valued piece of furniture is
one with a true love of the piece and an appreciation of the craftsmanship
that went into creating it. He is committed to constantly improving
his skills and deepening his knowledge of period styles and techniques.
Stephane is such a craftsman.