Hi. My name is Doris.
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed 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.
Since the frame on yours is extraordinary, your framed painting would have an auction value of $5000-6000 as beautiful old gold leaf European frames can be quite costly.
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 -
Try ads on sites such as
Or at auction-
Suggested auction houses:
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value. With art, retail can be 4 to 5 times auction sales prices.
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