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“Tony’s certified appraisals and approach to fine art restoration are always done with true professionalism and the highest standards of the industry.” - Joseph Nolan, Nolan-Rankin Galleries

Providing specialized knowledge with advanced technology to achieve an honest, accurate value.

An emeritus member of the Appraisers Association of America, Dr. Loro has found that deception is not as pervasive now as it was 25 years ago, but it remains a concern.

Appraisal requires specialized knowledge to achieve an honest, accurate value. Art can be over or under valued and an accredited, ethical appraiser is essential when you consider sale or purchase. It is also for situations such as inheritance, divorce, estate evaluation, insurance, and donations.  Insurance companies, banks, moving and storage companies, galleries, auction houses and individuals are among those requesting appraisals.  

An appraisal reflects the estimated market value of the item and is a valuation based upon visual examination of the subject’s surface.  It is not a positive authentication which cannot be accomplished without scientific tests utilizing equipment and procedures.   However, Tony will make a recommendation whether or not the art is worthy of official appraisal.  

When requesting an appraisal, plan to have several important pieces of information.  This could include the purpose of the appraisal such as insurance or donation; the nature of the work such as painting on canvas, paper, or wood; and details about the art such as the artist and date of the work.  This information would include the provenance (the financial and physical history) of the item.

 

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