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I just bought 2 paintings from a thrift store. They are both

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Hi. I just bought 2 paintings from a thrift store. They are both real miniature paintings, but the frames are in bad condition. I 'm debating whether to repair or replace the fame.
Both paintings were already checked out by someone because the paper on the back were ripped. I took a look at the wood backing, and they were secured with very old hand hammered nails. It is very hard to read the painter's name on the back of the painting. I think it says, W. Prishon? If you could help me read this, I will greatly appreciate it.
How would you feel about me restoring them.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 12 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Can you please provide photos of both paintings, plus a close-up of the signature?


Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I'm having a hard time loading photos up. Sorry, it may take a while.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 12 months ago.

There is no hurry on my end. I'll check in later. Customer Support can help if you need it, via phone or chat.


Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 11 months ago.

Hello Koh,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Every one of your pictures is sideways, and we do not have the ability to rotate images at this site. Please try again, posting all images right-side-up.