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We need tohave some art work and furnishings appraised for insurance purposes. Among the art, as I just found out, are three Axel Haigs (Cathedral of Amiens, Portico dela Gloris Santiago Cathedral, Spain and Portals of Bowrges) as well as three others that I havenot been able to clearly identify - Jules Jaequet (meissonige) both remarked and an oil on board by Edmund H Roole. which came down through my husbands family. Can you suggest an appraiser in this area who could do the art and furnishings? Thanks.

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Karen, even if you had specfied what area you are talking about, I couldn't help you.  I have not heard of any of the artists, nor could I find them in any of my sources.  Best bet:  yellow pages, and talk to the appraisers, find out what they charge [fixed fee, hourly rate or pctge of appraisels], then go with whom you feel best about.  Good luck.  Alan Klevit.

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Alan Klevit

Expertise

I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

Experience

I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







Publications
ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

Education/Credentials
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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