art  value


Question by  tatymai (72)

How do I find out the value of an old oil painting?

I was given a painting from the early 1900's.


Answer by  joey29 (18)

Look on-line or in the yellow pages for a qualified art appraiser. Contact them first and send them photos with any information you can provide. Signature, any information on the back and subject matter are all helpful. Local auction houses will also be great resources, and you should always call first.


Answer by  AnneB91 (611)

Art auction houses are good at appraising art. They sometimes offer free appraisal sessions to the public, which works out for them because they can make an offer if they want to buy your painting. Or do a Google search for "art appraisal" plus the name of your city.


Answer by  jennylongshot (279)

It's best to take your painting to a reputable auction house in your area. Most will employ a specialist in fine art, and will be able to tell you how much your painting is worth at auction, and possibly who painted it and other information about its history. While Christie's and Sotheby's are reputable, there is a dealer near you.


Answer by  Danielle31 (39)

Search for the price of the painting by looking at similiar old paintings on Ebay. See how much they are selling for.

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