Photos of damaged items are helpful for quickly determining if the object can be repaired or restored. In general, if it's solid wood it can be fixed. To get an idea of how much a repair or restoration will cost, I need to personally examine the item to see if any breaks or loose joints are coming apart, which may have been overlooked. Once an item has been inspected, an estimate can be made as to cost. However, it is not until the repair is underway that the full extent of the damage can be assessed for broken dowels or tenons, significant borer damage, damage hidden by upholstery, warping and twisting of parts, etc.