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I have what seems to be a very old painting with the signature "Chapelle" on it. A tag on the back says Rudolph Lesch fine arts inc and a number; c4238A1. Is this sometging that I should pursue to sell or am I wasting time on something that really holds no value? Thank you!

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Hello Sean,

To my knowledge, Rudolph Lesch Fine Arts Inc. was a publisher of mass-produced art reproductions.  I am not particularly familiar with the artist 'Chapelle,' but it is likely that you have a reproductive work that is probably not worth a substantial amount.  If the work is nicely framed, that might contribute to its value, but these types of artwork are usually worth no more than $50-$100.

I hope that this information can be of some assistance.

Warm Regards,

Andrew Evans

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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