Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.
We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.
Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.
Maurice Ardouin was a French artist dating 1932-1999.
Using the standard method of assessment described above, I was able to determine an auction value of $1300-1500 for your 35x57" Ardouin painting.
If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -
Plus try ads on sites such as
Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.
Or list with no fees whatsoever:
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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