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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have dining table with with 6 chairs. It came from Europe

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I have dining table with with 6 chairs. It came from Europe and the table legs as well as the cane back and seat of the chairs, are beautifully hand carved. I paid $5000 for it in 1989. What would it appraise for now, and how would I go about selling it?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 7 months ago.

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.

Please send me photos of a chair and the table.

I also need to know the dimensions of the table.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 7 months ago.

I just received your photo. Thank you. I can now proceed with answering your question.

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, medium, 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.

Using this standard method of assessment, I was able to determine an auction value of $1740 for your Henri Renard painting.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 7 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Let me know,
Kind regards,

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