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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9938
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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My mum has several paintings from Europe oil on canvas, is

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My mum has several paintings from Europe oil on canvas, is there a way to receive an appraisal or do we need to go to an art gallery?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

We can assess a painting if you know the artist's name.

If you have the artists' names, please submit one painting per question.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The writers name is Adrian( that is all that is on the painting), was bought in Germany.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know the sight dimensions of your painting not including the frame.

I also need the medium - watercolors, oils, etc.

I look forward to your reply.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Medium -Oil
25 L, 33W
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year 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.

It should take me about 30 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I have looked through all my sources for well-known artists' signatures. An artist that signed his name "Adrian" was not to be found.

I then looked for mid-19thC paintings by artists with the name "Adrian" as part of his name.

Again, I found no matches in style or subject matter by artists with the name.

When these two results occur, one must assume that the artist is a minor unlisted artist.

This does not mean your painting is not well-done. It means that the artist has not been nationally or internationally recognized for his/her work.

As I mentioned, your painting dates mid-19thC. The scene is a German tavern/pub venue.

Similar well-done oil paintings by unknown artists sell in retail art galleries for about $650-800 assuming excellent condition.

If you would like to sell, try the following -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -

I suggest the you try selling

Plus try ads on sites such as

Some like where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small or not existent.

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.


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Thank you.

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

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

Let me know,