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.
May I have a photo?
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What is the medium - oils, watercolors, etc?
If another professional enters our exchanges, feel free to tell them that you are working with me if you wish.
I had another customer ahead of you that I was obligated to answer first.
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.
This is the widely accepted method of appraisal.
I need size and subject matter to give you an accurate answer.
There are thousands of differences in Norman Rockwell values depending on these factors.
I cannot give you an accurate answer without knowing these two factors.
Can you call your family that has the art you are asking about?
If so, I would be happy to give you the accurate answer you deserve.
There is no hurry.