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Nora, Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Category: Appraisals
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Experience:  Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2017
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1945 Black Lacquered with raised sculpted carvings- Oriental

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1945 Black Lacquered with raised sculpted carvings- Oriental TV cabinet with TV inside in good condition-how much?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,
My name is***** will be happy to help you.
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Please Note: I am sorry I am unable to do live conversation per phone. There is data that needs to be obtained, this is always best in written form, in order to give a correct, honest appraisal.

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Glenda

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not computer savvy and that is no help to me. Just estimate it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Research it and give me an estimate in your opinion. That's easy enough if you are an expert.
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello

I am so sorry but that is completely unethical and dishonest. As an Appraiser it is completely unethical for me to value something I cannot see. I have no idea what this looks like or what anything about it. I have no way to research something I cannot see.

As an Expert, which I have been for over 45 years and never just guess. I cannot answer this for you without images. Sorry.

Glenda

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I will be happy to help you with your question. It would be best to provide photos, please let me know if that is possible.

~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I am wondering if you are still interested in having your item assessed?

Please let me know and do you have requested images available?

I look forward to reading back from you.

Sincerely,

Nora