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I have a stone piece that I paid $5,000 for 17 years ago.

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I have a stone piece that I paid $5,000 for 17 years ago. When we had our wooden floors redone, this company took everything out of my dining room to include this statue. When the furniture was returned, I noticed my stone art was damaged. Upon looking closer, they must have dropped it and broke a side off then glued it back on. We were never told about this accident and they denied breaking it. They issued a check for $400 to repair it. That doesn't even scratch the surface of what I paid. If I send a picture and measurements, can you give me an estimate. I lost the paperwork on this piece.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 7 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 7 months ago

What size is your piece (in inches)?

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment.
If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

Please send photos of the front and back of your statue.

Please send a photo of the signature if there is one.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the signature.

To send photos you may use the "ADD FILES" in the blue box link (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

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Please do not try to use the site email method of sending photos without specific instructions from me.

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Doris

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