We are available to assist you with the many aspects of buying and selling fine art.
A written appraisal requires us to do market research of your item. There are three principal kinds of written appraisals:
- A Fair Market Value (often referred to as the retail price).
- An Auction value or what one may expect to receive for a given work of art under the conditions of “as is, where is”. This may vary from the retail price by as much as 90%.
- A Replacement value is used to insure or indemnify works of art of particular rarity or quality and may exceed the fair market value by as much as 200%.
Written appraisals are charged at the rate of $200.00 per item. If an off site (other than a showroom appointment) visit is required at your home or other location an additional $150.00 an hour travel charge will be assessed.
If you are uncertain about the value of your artwork , start with our FREE SERVICE. We will honestly inform you if the item has, in our professional opinion, a chance of having a marketable value.
Painting Conservation and Restoration
Our services include cleaning and repairing damaged photos.
Trained as an art conservator with forty years of experience, Nick Vahlkamp has become one of the leading experts in art conservation, consultation and appraisal. He offers a careful, state of the art approach to restoration of both historic and contemporary paintings. Contact Nick at the Chicago Fine Art Company showroom at phone 847-780-4197 to evaluate your artwork for conservation services.
Chicago Fine Art Company offers consultation services for artwork. Here are some of the questions we are most frequently asked:
- I’m a first time buyer; I don’t know much about art; can you help me select a painting?
- What kind of painting should I buy?
- Can you help me select a painting?
- Can you look at the painting in the space?
- What is my painting worth?
- How is the value of a painting determined?
- Are paintings a good investment?
- Can you appraise my painting?
- How do I know if my painting needs restoration?
- How does restoration effect the value of a painting?
Please call or email us to set up a private consultation appointment at 847-780-4197, firstname.lastname@example.org
When you purchase a painting from Chicago Fine Art Company, we offer complimentary shipping anywhere in the United States.