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I do not have an estimate yet. I did not plan on the situation becoming so hostile so quick.
Three paintings are missing.
2 of the paintings are signed serographs by Richard Estes. I do have one of the paintings here. They stored three of them. The one that was left in the storage unit the plexi glass is broken. This breakage was there when they moved it. I am going to get an estimate tomorrow by the owner of an art gallery. They were a gift to me by my aunt's deceased husband. They are three out of a aseries of 8. The other 5 are in nyc. I am estimating that each painting is worth about $5000. I received an estimate from Sothebys about ten years ago in NYC.
The other painting I have no idea of the worth. It was a gift also. It is an authentic newspaper advertisement of Cinderella when released by Walt Disney.
My office chair I really don't care about the damage to it. $200 office chair ripped I am not concerned about.
The chair fabric that is ripped I bought when i worked in NYC as a sales manager for Ian Schrager or Morgans Hotel Group. It was bought prior to it going on auction to the general public. I have certified papers of Iauthenticity as being a copy of a Louis XIV. I remember that I asked the auctioneer prior to it being sold to the public how much a chair similar to it was an he replied $25,0000. The chair I bought was simply the frame and worn out seat cushions and had minimal fabric. I bought the frame at a discounted rate of $2500 and spent $4000 to have it restored. (crazy huh??) It is priceless to me because I was hired as the only sales manager in the history of the Morgans Hotel Group with no sales experience in hotels. I came from Wall Street. Several years later I became ranked #4 in the world. That is why the chair means so much to me.
So you are basically saying that I have no recourse of action. Although my friends etc., can say that I owned those paintings and that they saw the boxes on the valuable chair that the mover has no obligation to pay me for any damages? Shouldn't it be his obligation to provide an inventory form prior to the move confirming each item and the condition? What if he did steal my items or his workers did and yet still I have no claim against him?
This does not sound correct to me. If the amount lets say was $3000 would I then have a case?