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How do I find a value silk scroll (painting) age unknown but pre 1940. There i

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How do I find a value for chinese silk scroll (painting) age unknown but pre 1940. There is some damage; looking to understand how it can be best preserved. Family piece that made it out of SHanghai, China in 1948.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
What is the approximate dimension.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nora,See attached photo. Hope it's clear enough because it's been packed away now!Thanks,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, approximate dimension is around 42" high x 10-11" wide (guesstimate)
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the image and dimensions.
I can provide an estimate based on who the possible artist might be, but I cannot be definitive.
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Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nora,I appreciate your candor. if you opt out and no one else gives it a shot, would you be able to then give your best guess?In addition, I need to know the best way to preserve the painting. The silk of the scroll has some disintegration happening by the weights and the painting itself appears to have a few spots of water spotting. Can you refer me to someone in the Atlanta area who knows how to repair/preserve? It may be of no particular general value but it is the only piece of art that was brought out with the family during their exodus in 1948 from Shanghai just before Mao came to power so it's provinence is important to me.Thanks
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There,
I will opt-out here and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra.
I will not be able to respond back after opting-out and generally; usually I do not step back in if no one else responds.
I do hope you find the information that you seek.