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I have a very old, large painting or print that has been my…

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I have a very old, large painting or print that has been my family for well over 100 years. It's signed however I cannot make out the signature. I am interested in getting a valuation and perhaps selling it. Also the frame is as old as the artwork contained, as it's the original. It's gilded however there have been a few minor repairs due to the age & having been moved thru out the years. What can I do to start the process of acquiring the value of my artwork

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?

Not that I can think of. I can upload a photo, along with the enlarged signature if that would be of any assistance

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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago
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Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help. Please add images at your convenience by using the +Add File feature next to the SEND button.

I will need to see to see pictures of the painting,
signature and any labels on the back of the completed framing. The back of a painting tells us just as much as the front sometimes.

Give me time to do some research after you add pictures.
No need to sit by the computer, you will get an email when I do respond.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I've taken quite a bit of photos & am attaching them now.... please let me know if you have any questions subsequent to reviewing the photos. Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer. Kim Pritchard
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Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 8 months ago

I am unable to find a match for this itembecause the photos are too dark and signature is illegible.

I will opt-out and allow another expert to answer.
They will see our conversation and your photos. I am not able to respond once I opt-out. Good luck!

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago
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Hi Kim

This appears to be a print. Is it possible you could take clearer and lighter images of this ?

Glenda

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will try. It's very heavy & hard for me to move but I'll do my best. Thank u
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

OK, that would be great. It is just that transfer from you to the site, the pictures are just not clear.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I need to get this in some natural sunlight because the indoor lights throw a glare on the picture & it's obviously too dark inside my home. Would it be possible to take some pictures in the morning? I can send them to you as soon as I take some additional photos... thank you
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

That will be just fine, I will be on in the morning around 8 am central time and be here all day.

Glenda

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Great! Talk to you then...
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 8 months ago

ok

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