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I have a couple of small paintings on a wood slab, and I’m curious as to who the artists were, and if they are of any value.

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The paintings look like they are of European style. I cannot make out the signatures, but I can send you a picture of the paintings, and a closer shot of their signatures.

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I bought these at an estate sale in Beverly Hills about 30 years ago.

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago
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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

I cannot read the artist 's name it is not clear on my end, can you tell me what it says?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I cannot decipher it either, that’s why I am asking for an expert’s opinion.
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Hello

This is common to not be able to read an artist's signature, we see this hundreds of times aday, that does not mean the art does not have value, paints such as this where you cannot decipher the signature are valued and listed as unknown artist. There are thousands of paintings like that. I can get the value for you for what the painting is, the subject matter, oil, quality ( which is very good ), I just cannot tell you who painted it. I will need the size?

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