Article provided by: Morton Appraisals LLCA Scottsdale art appraiser can easily tell how much your antique pieces and fine art are worth. Morton Appraisals is a Scottsdale-based appraiser that offers private consultations. We can also be an auction representative and find an auction house you can consign with. To know more about our services, visit our website or call us at 480-326-6885.
If you find an old artwork in your attic, think twice before selling it. Contact a Scottsdale art appraiser to determine its real value. Don’t be that person who sells a “piece of junk” for $10 to a buyer who knows that it’s worth so much more. You shouldn’t try “improving” the item, either. Do not repaint the frame, attempt to clean the canvas, or retouch the artwork. Doing these things can severely tarnish the overall value of the item.
It’s also a good idea to do your own research. Before you hire an appraiser, you should learn more about the item you have. Where did it come from? Do you have any information on what year it was made? An appraiser will need information on the item, including its history.
If you are unwilling to spend money to hire an appraiser, at least try an online evaluation so you can get an estimate. If the item has potential, the appraiser might ask to see it in person to determine its authenticity and real worth.
If you are looking for a Scottsdale art appraiser, just contact Morton Appraisals. We provide retail replacement (insurance), liquidation, and fair-market value appraisals for individuals and estates. We are part of the Antique Appraisal Association of America and are insured and certified licensed. To know more about Morton Appraisals’ services, just browse our website or call us at 480 – 326 – 6885.