Dec 30

where can i get a professional appraisal for a chinese painting in US?


If you are looking to sell be cautious and try to get the best price.
You can get appraisals or information on line if you can’t go in person.
Once you get a photo of your painting go to and upload a picture for free at http://www.flickr.com/ site or at http://ww.photobucket.com/.
Then post it at any of the following sites for the Appraisal and information/help.http://www.findartinfo.com/
For Fine Art; like paintings and sculptures;
Then post it at any of the following sites for the Appraisal.

http://antiques.about.com/od/onlineappra…

http://www.christies.com/appraisals_valu… One of The Best for items of huge value.
http://www.sothebys.com/ As this one is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/igavel…….. and this

http://www.vwart.com/Idem

http://www3.sympatico.ca/appraisers/……. for sure for free – not sure that this site is the best for your piece.
OR:
Frank Farmer Loomis is now online with a blog exploring the antiques universe, with tips, appraisals and more. Go to
www.middletownjournal.com/ antiques. If you have column questions, write to him at Middletown Journal, Attn: Frank Loomis IV, 52 S. Broad St., Middletown, Ohio, 45044 or e-mail MWallace@ coxohio.com
HOW TO LOCATE A REPUTABLE APPRAISER:
Gather referrals from friends and appraising associations.
Write to appraising associations and request their membership directories. Listed below are two of the largest appraising associations in the United States:
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
P.O. Box 17265
Washington, DC 20041
(800) 272-8258
APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
386 Park Ave South – 20th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 889-5404
Fax: (212) 889-5503
Web Site: www.appraisersassoc.org
Email: aaa1@rcn.com
ISA
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
1131 SW 7th St #105
Renton, WA 98055
Toll Free: (888) 472-4732
Fax: (206) 241-0436
Web Site: www.isa-appraisers.org
Email: isa@isa-appraisers.org
SPECIAL NOTE: The American Society of Appraisers estimates that only 25 percent of the 120,000 appraisers in the United States belongs to one of the major evaluation societies. Such societies establish codes of ethics by which their members are required to adhere. In addition to a code of ethics, the appraisers are tested for their expertise.
OR:
Refer to the Yellow Pages in the Telephone Book under "Appraisers" of "Antique Dealers."
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU LOCATE AN APPRAISER:
Review their credentials
Verify their membership to an appraising association
Request references
Determine appraisal fees
Request a written contract which outlines the following items:
The scope of work
The delivery date of the appraisal
The appraisal fee
The objective nature of appraisal findings
A statement that the appraiser cannot act as an advocate or negotiator in disputes over appraised goods.

If you have the time, you could also go to your local library and select a few different books. There are several available and you’ll be able to compare information and prices.
Go to the book store in the antiques section. you can easily do this on line as well.
Hope this helps,
Cheers!

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  1. nigeiwobima says:

    i don’t know in USA. if you can’t find anything else, send a foto to http://www.versoriente.net . it’s in italian, but they arevery professional.
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  2. Bonny B says:

    If you are looking to sell be cautious and try to get the best price.
    You can get appraisals or information on line if you can’t go in person.
    Once you get a photo of your painting go to and upload a picture for free at http://www.flickr.com/ site or at http://ww.photobucket.com/.
    Then post it at any of the following sites for the Appraisal and information/help.http://www.findartinfo.com/
    For Fine Art; like paintings and sculptures;
    Then post it at any of the following sites for the Appraisal.
    http://antiques.about.com/od/onlineappra
    http://www.christies.com/appraisals_valu… One of The Best for items of huge value.
    http://www.sothebys.com/ As this one is
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/igavel…….. and this
    http://www.vwart.com/Idem
    http://www3.sympatico.ca/appraisers/……. for sure for free – not sure that this site is the best for your piece.
    OR:
    Frank Farmer Loomis is now online with a blog exploring the antiques universe, with tips, appraisals and more. Go to
    http://www.middletownjournal.com/ antiques. If you have column questions, write to him at Middletown Journal, Attn: Frank Loomis IV, 52 S. Broad St., Middletown, Ohio, 45044 or e-mail MWallace@ coxohio.com
    HOW TO LOCATE A REPUTABLE APPRAISER:
    Gather referrals from friends and appraising associations.
    Write to appraising associations and request their membership directories. Listed below are two of the largest appraising associations in the United States:
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
    P.O. Box 17265
    Washington, DC 20041
    (800) 272-8258
    APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
    386 Park Ave South – 20th Floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Phone: (212) 889-5404
    Fax: (212) 889-5503
    Web Site: http://www.appraisersassoc.org
    Email: aaa1@rcn.com
    ISA
    INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS
    1131 SW 7th St #105
    Renton, WA 98055
    Toll Free: (888) 472-4732
    Fax: (206) 241-0436
    Web Site: http://www.isa-appraisers.org
    Email: isa@isa-appraisers.org
    SPECIAL NOTE: The American Society of Appraisers estimates that only 25 percent of the 120,000 appraisers in the United States belongs to one of the major evaluation societies. Such societies establish codes of ethics by which their members are required to adhere. In addition to a code of ethics, the appraisers are tested for their expertise.
    OR:
    Refer to the Yellow Pages in the Telephone Book under "Appraisers" of "Antique Dealers."
    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU LOCATE AN APPRAISER:
    Review their credentials
    Verify their membership to an appraising association
    Request references
    Determine appraisal fees
    Request a written contract which outlines the following items:
    The scope of work
    The delivery date of the appraisal
    The appraisal fee
    The objective nature of appraisal findings
    A statement that the appraiser cannot act as an advocate or negotiator in disputes over appraised goods.

    If you have the time, you could also go to your local library and select a few different books. There are several available and you’ll be able to compare information and prices.
    Go to the book store in the antiques section. you can easily do this on line as well.
    Hope this helps,
    Cheers!
    References :

  3. eursiol says:

    The best in San Francisco is Bonhams and Butterfield.com or Butterfield and Butterfield.com
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  4. charlotte s says:

    i needed the answer to this question myself i found two painting at a yard sale.
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