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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner, Nashville Appraisals Corporation
Category: Appraisals
Satisfied Customers: 8106
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs. Best of Nashville Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum
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Artist C Tulley 1935 water color

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Artist C Tulley 1935 water color
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 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 must research up-to-date data to give the most accurate answer.
Besides there are extra system charges to you for live conversations.

Please tell me the dimensions of your painting not including the frame.

Also, what is the subject?

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
7"X9" still life, flowers and jar. The other is flowers and " hat box" with a jug
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for the information.

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

I should be back in 30 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

The artist is Charles Edward Archibald Tulley, Canadian, and dating 1885-1950.

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 appraisal method, your small painting in watercolors (this artist usually painted in oils), has an auction value of $214 assuming good condition.

Understanding that location and art gallery owner's subjectivity are factors that can change retail value, we can determine that the retail value of your painting would be $500-800.

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 -

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

Plus try ads on sites such as

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

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.

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

I hope I have helped you.

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Kind regards.

Doris

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Thank you.

Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 11 months ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

Let me know,
Doris