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What makes a vintage oil painting on a black velvet canvas

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What makes a vintage oil painting on a black velvet canvas with signature unable to decifer have worth if any?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Will replied 5 years ago.

Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I can assist you. Can you please provide an image?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  Will replied 5 years ago.
Hi, and thank you for the images. That signature is tough, and typical of "starving artist" schools of production--mass produced by guilds for the commercial trade and seldom signed with anything other than a trade name of nickname. They were produced in the dozens to hundreds and marketed via gift and decorator venues and most have little value, generally under $250. Yours looks typical of those heavily produced in the 1970's. Hope this helps. Best, Will
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