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Doris - dfm925
Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 8100
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 a painting done by Birchard that needs to be

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I have a painting done by Birchard that needs to be appraised, and I'd like to speak to one of your
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 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 know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls.
I give my best answers in writing when I have time to think about them.
Sometimes a "Chat box" will pop-up asking if you would like a live conversation. Please know it is not from me.

Please tell me the size of your painting not including the frame. Do not remove from the frame.

What is the medium - oils, watercolors, etc?

Please send a close-up view of the signature.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the signature.

To send photos you may use the "attach file" or "add file" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

I look forward to your replies.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The picture is 48" long by 24" high. The medium is oil.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Here is the signature.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Here is the picture again.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

Thank you for the information and photos.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should be back within 40 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

Your painting is by ***** *****ard. I found a print of your painting that is by her.

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed 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 $600 for your 48x24" oil painting by ***** *****ard.

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 -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

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:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_ID=2

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

I hope I have helped you.

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Kind regards.

Doris

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Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 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,
Doris

Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

This is NOT a painting by the artist ***** *****ard. The signature is not a match to her work, where she signs in cursive with her first name included.

You have a vintage original painting that dates to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, 1950’s - 1970’s.

It is by what is known as an unlisted artist, meaning one that does not sell at auction for fine art collector and investor purposes, but a painting that is more intended for decorative framed original wall art for the home, hotel or lobby setting. Oftentimes, the artist’s name that is on the painting is fictitious and they painted in factory settings in Mexico and China. They were sold in decorator shops, furniture show room stores and department store furniture sections.

This particular large size is referred to as a ‘sofa’ or ‘couch’ painting, as it would be a elegant wall statement above a new sofa. The type of mountain peak in alpine setting are called Mount Shasta scenes.

Your vintage framed oil painting could sell for as high as $150 - $300 on today’s market. They do get offered for higher on online auction sites, but the realistic sales prices are lower than asking price. The suggested insurance, or replacement value is $400.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 months ago.

http://sugarfineart.photosheltepainting r.com/gallery-collection/MARGARET-BIRCHARD-PAINTINGS/C0000_ePcv5uWmBw

Please see this page of paintings by ***** *****ard. Click on
Coastal Scenes. A print of your painting is there.

I have seen artists sign their paintings 22 different ways.

Please do not forget my need for a positive rating.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Nora replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 6 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,
Doris