Good day my name is ***** ***** will be a pleasure to assist you with your request.
As to the first artist I am assuming you are referring to Emile Pierre METZMACHER (1815-1890). To make a service offer I need to know what service you are seeking. Do you wish to insure the art or seeking the current value to sell them?
I will be giving you an analysis of the artist's current estimated market value based on recent sales and the locations where they sold and the auction houses that conducted the sale.
Starting with Emile Pierre METZMACHER (1815-1890). In 2015 at least 4 paintings came to auction two smaller works
8 1/2 x 6 neither sold. The other 2 were similar in size to yours
1. Die Musikstunde (1874)
Painting , Oil/wood , 21 1/4 in x 15 3/4 in
Estimate: $6,830 - $9,107
Hammer price: $17,076
Van Ham Kunstauktionen , Cologne
Germany, 15 May 2015
2. Après les maitres (1873)
Painting , Oil/canvas , 21 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in
Estimate: $11,819 - $17,728
Hammer price: $19,206
Christie's has a New York office. Here is a contact:
Deborah Coy email: [email protected]
Next: ***** ***** (1818-1891)
His work will be harder to sell since 2013 Christie's offered 4 of his paintings all of them larger than yours and only one sold. The one that did sell
The Sister's Grave (1857) a painting of a young woman mourning at her sister's grave.
Painting , Oil/canvas , 36 in x 28 in
Estimate: $13,132 - $19,698
Hammer price: $16,415
Christie's , London
United Kingdom, 12 Dec 2013
In the same time span Bonham's London offered 2 paintings
1. At the opera
Painting , Oil/canvas , 20 7/8 in x 16 7/8 in
Estimate: $1,566 - $2,350
Hammer price: $1,410
Bonhams , London
United Kingdom, 10 Sep 2013
2. Story time (1860)
Painting , Oil/canvas , 36 1/4 in x 28 1/3 in
Estimate: $3,022 - $4,533
Hammer price: Lot not sold
United Kingdom, 19 Mar 2013
Here is how to approach Bonham's
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Most of the larger auctions have a cut off of $5,000.00.
Do you want me to look at the other art?