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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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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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Two Luigi Fumagalli oil on canvas paintings - Samauri

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Two Luigi Fumagalli oil on canvas paintings - Samauri warriors.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: "Archer" 36 W x46 h (including frame) From his Japanese warrior series.
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: "Daimyo" (General) 41 X 41 (including frame) from his Japanese warrior series.
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Customer: Both paintings were purchased in Hawaii in the late 60's or early '70's by my father directly from the artist, who was a friend of his.
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.

Please tell the sizes not including the frames. Do not remove from the frames.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Daimyo (General) is 36 x36
The Archer is 30 w X 40 h
Do you want photos? How do I attach them?Zoe
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are photos of the two pictures
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Luigi Fumagalli was born near Milan, Italy. He studied art at a nearby academy and then traveled for 6 years while painting and exhibiting in Asia.

During this period he first painted colorful peasants. He continued Asian themes painting in bold colors including those of samurai warriors.

When he painted Western themes, his subjects were horses, knights and chess pieces in even bolder colors.

His murals can be seen in many famous hotels in Hawaii.

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. 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 method, I was able to determine retail values of $3753 for Daimyo and $3475 for Archer.

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

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the information. That gives a place to start.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!
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