Antiques

Have antique repair questions? Ask an antiques appraiser

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a painting that's supposed to be by Archibald Cary.

Customer Question
I have a painting...

I have a painting that's supposed to be by Archibald Cary Smith. It is not a painting of boats. I could send a photo of it for you to see, if you'd like.

Expert's Assistant: 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.

The painting was purchased in New Jersey by my step father, who gave it to me. It is turn of the century. On the back it has a typed noted that says it is by Archibald Cary Smith.

Expert's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?

It is a small, dark painting of some people in the shade of a creek bank, fishing and picnicking Very tiny details on the people's hair, fishing poles, etc

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Antiques
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Answered in 10 hours by:
12/12/2017
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago
Rarewares
Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 16,359
Experience: Antiques dealer for 12+ years and collector for 30+ years specializing in American and European porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
Verified

My name isCustomerand I'd love to help.
Use the +Add Files feature next to the SEND button to upload photos of the item, including marks, labels or signatures.
The feature works best when you add ONE picture, put a word in the text box, hit send, then do the next.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

This landscape painting by Archibald Cary Smith (1837-1911)

painted circa 1895 by the New York and New Jersey listed artist

known for marine, ship design, engraving, and magazine illustration, has a current value of

$800 to $1000 retail.

To sell, try ads on these sites; http://www.masterpieceonline.com, artbrokerage.com, askart.com, artnet.com, artvalue.com, or artprice.com.
Some other sites that I recommend for selling are Offerup.com (local), Varagesale.com (local), Wanelo.com, Bonanza.com, Ioffer.com, Etsy.com,
eBay and letgo.com (local).
You can also go to invaluable.com or liveauctioneers.com and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.
Please do click the stars now for this one, it is very important for me to get good feedback for answers.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Antique Expert: Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 7 months ago

Hello,
I am following up to see if you are happy with your answer.
Please do let me know by clicking the stars or typing the words thank you.

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an antique expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Rarewares Your Own Question
Rarewares
Rarewares
Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 16,359
16,359 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Antiques dealer for 12+ years and collector for 30+ years specializing in American and European porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.

Rarewares is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kim D.

Kim D.

Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert

5,090 satisfied customers

25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Objects Expert, CAGA, AOA

C&amp;A Appraisals (Randi)

C&A Appraisals (Randi)

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

1,502 satisfied customers

ISA Certified fully accredited USPAP. 30+years experience. Speaker, TV, Radio, Newspaper Featured.

AntiquesExpert

AntiquesExpert

Accredited Appraiser

74 satisfied customers

Accredited Member of ISA; passed USPAP; full time appraiser; collector for 20+ years

Doris

Doris

Personal Property Appraiser

8,466 satisfied customers

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.

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antiques Appraiser

23,086 satisfied customers

40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A

Nora

Nora

Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary

13,078 satisfied customers

Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2019

Judith-on-Antiques

Judith-on-Antiques

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

5,981 satisfied customers

A noted expert, author, TV personality, appraiser and columnist. President, Association of Online Appraisers. Author of 3 books on collecting.

< Previous | Next >

Related Antiques Questions
I have an oil painting that is quite old and I need to get
I have an oil painting that is quite old and I need to get an idea on it's value etc. … read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Appraiser
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
I have original art paintings - 2 oil 1 water color from
I have original art paintings - 2 oil 1 water color from California artists and interested in appraisal and selling but don't know anything about any of it. Have pictures. … read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
Trying to determine who made my pierced splat, braced back,
Trying to determine who made my pierced splat , braced back, blowback chairs. Label under chair is not clear. Made by ch....and eas, pattern number 996, color BrMlg.? Hard to tell. How do I begin to f… read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
BA
835 satisfied customers
I have another question. This is along the same lines as the
Hi Robert, I have another question for you. This is along the same lines as the first question, which is, is this chicken valuable? I bought quite a few Asian ceramics at a small auction in Texas. (Th… read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
BA
835 satisfied customers
A few years ago I purchased an original oil painting, unframed,
A few years ago I purchased an original oil painting, unframed, on stretched canvas, by Austrian born artist Josef Lehner, at a yard sale in Tennessee. It has SOME info, attached to the back, which I … read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,078 satisfied customers
Just fond in attic a small 12 inches china head doll with
Hi ! Just fond in attic a small 12 inches china head doll with pierced ears and a very elaborate hairs with a giant bun. CanT find any doll on web wich is like these one and sh's very old with probabl… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,078 satisfied customers
Please let me know if I am on right track and how I can further
Please let me know if I am on right track and how I can further my research on this painting. I am trying to identify how old it is and where it may have come from. Painting Specs Large oil painting 5… read more
ExpertAppraiser
ExpertAppraiser
Appraiser
Master\u0027s Degree
1,000 satisfied customers
I have a blue & white china [Japan sticker on bottom] cream
I have a blue & white china [Japan sticker on bottom] cream & sugar set that is square, each sits on corner feet. The decoration appears to be applied by transfer -- lid and upper exterior rims of sug… read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
BA
835 satisfied customers
I saw a painting by James Gale Tyler (CT, 1855-1931) that I
I saw a painting by James Gale Tyler (CT, 1855-1931) that I want to purchase for $1,200 and don't know if that is a reasonable price to pay for it?… read more
Doris
Doris
Personal Property Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
8,466 satisfied customers
I am looking to get a portrait I purchased at an Estate sell,
I am looking to get a portrait I purchased at an Estate sell, and need to know of a good appraiser in the Northern virginia area… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,078 satisfied customers
I have 11 paintings by Leon Cepel. I have found some information
I have 11 paintings by Leon Cepel. I have found some information about him via the internet, but not very much. I would like to know where I can find out about him and maybe find more of his paintings… read more
jennem22
jennem22
Certified Appraiser, AAA
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
20 satisfied customers
I have a good sized collection (at least 25) of Chinese mudmen.
I have a good sized collection (at least 25) of Chinese mudmen. When my husband purchased these (about 40 years ago), we were told that some were 100 years old then. I have since read that most mudmen… read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
I just found an art piece by Pop Chalee in my deceased mothers
I just found an art piece by Pop Chalee in my deceased mother's art. It had never been framed. It is a blue horse with red bird in the right and left upper corners of the silk screen print on paper. P… read more
LadyTanya65
LadyTanya65
Certified Antique Appraiser/ Speaker
112 satisfied customers
Large framed painting of a black haired girl wearing a blue
Large framed painting of a black haired girl wearing a blue ankle lenght puffy dress with a gold sash. She is holding her skirt up in front of her and there is a small gray rabbit tucked into the fold… read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master\u0027s Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
I have a very old painting on wood I got many years ago at
I have a very old painting on wood I got many years ago at an estate sale for just $1. So, I just stuck it on a shelf in my livingroom. Over the years it's been dropped, had sticky kids hands on it, s… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,078 satisfied customers
This painting was found in an antique shop in Dorking Surrey
This painting was found in an antique shop in Dorking Surrey England 1955. There is no signature. In 1966 my father saw an art program on English T.V. where someone had 3 parts of a painting called " … read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert
5,090 satisfied customers
I have this unique ivory carved boat with fish barrels and
I have this unique ivory carved boat with fish barrels and two people on it. I got it from my step dad where I beleive he purchased in Japan. I have a picture I would be happy to send… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Appraiser
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
hi, i just purchased a beautiful antique portrait painting
hi, i just purchased a beautiful antique portrait painting of a young, beautiful lady by samuel moon. it came from an estate in pa and i took a picture and mailed it to their historic society and they… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
College
23,086 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x