Question Hello, I have been trying to get information on how to have my Tedeschi, Landscape, painting valued and appraised, for several months. I have the Merrill Chase certificate of authenticity and the painting is an original, approximately 3 feet tall and 2.5 feet wide. Please let me know any information you can help me with, it is all greatly appreciated.
Answer Dear Chavela,
There are over a dozen artists listed with that last name. I might be able to get more information if you have a first name. If you don't have the full name, there is a company called Chicago Art Appraisers that does appraisals on art from the now closed Merrill Chase for a fee; I believe it is $200. They have the listings of artists carried by the gallery and they pretty much hold the info hostage without an up front payment. If you have the artist's full name, send it to me with photos of the art including high quality images of the signature to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put allexperts in the subject field and your full question in the body of the email. Attach the photos as jpeg images rather than inserting in the email.
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