December 7, 2017

Unlike most types of artwork, where only a single version exists, printmaking is a type of art that enables the artist to create multiple editions of a piece of art. A fine art prints can be thought of as a multiple original and differs from mechanically mass-produced...

October 25, 2017

Jewelry is an important category of personal property; it not only has intrinsic beauty and value but it often holds a significant sentimental value as well. In the event of a loss or damage, insuring your jewelry will help to ensure that there is little to no financia...

October 9, 2017

The world of antique furniture is vast, exciting and sometimes overwhelming. Become informed by learning how to identify periods and styles of furniture and familiarizing yourself with the technical terminology.

Here are a few excellent resources for learning more about...

September 14, 2017

What is USPAP

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States.  Published by the Appraisal Foundation and the Appraisal Standa...

August 29, 2017

When inquiring about an appraisal, you may be asked whether you are interested in knowing the cost to replace a specific item for insurance purposes or if you are curious to know the value for resale purposes. Because one item may have many different appraised values,...

July 27, 2017

We often hear stories of a family that discovered they had an antique treasure or a famous painting in their house without even knowing it. On July 25th, Artnet News reported that a long-lost painting by Norman Rockwell had been discovered by Heritage Auctions in...

February 15, 2017

Kovels Antiques, Inc, the go-to source for antiques and collectibles information since 1953, published a great article on the points to consider for purchasing damaged antiques. Kovel.com suggests, that yes, one can buy damaged antique that still have value with the de...

December 12, 2016

If you have decided to make the generous gift of donating your art or antiques to a charity, museum or institution, you must consider the regulations and rules set forth by the IRS if you want to claim a tax deduction. Below, you will find some basic information to kee...

October 17, 2016

Staying up to date on the current art and antique market is important for professionals in the art and antique industry as well as for collector’s and admirer’s.

Here are a few publications we read daily and recommend:

The Art Newspaper (www.theartnewspaper.com): “The Ar...

October 12, 2016

A major art scandal is in the works and Old Master paintings are the focus. A suspected $255 million worth of paintings are now being speculated that they could be the work of an expert forger. The suspected paintings include works by Frans Hals, Lucas Cranach the Elde...

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