The condition of a painting is critical
when assessing its value, yet it is surprising how commonly
we find that condition reports are very sketchy, providing
superficial detail and very little insight. We analyse
the work in gfreater depth, offering the private
collector of a top art market professional, backed by experience not just in dealing in paintings but also vetting paintings at top London Fairs.
Appraisal and purchase of paintings
With a wealth of experience assessing and purchasing
19th & 20th Century paintings at auction we can offer advice on clients'
prospective purchases both at auction and from other
sources. There are many factors that affect the value
and desirability of paintings. We can offer our professional
judgement on matters such as authenticity, condition
and the value of the work.
We can arrange to view paintings
with you or on your behalf, we can discuss the merits of particular
works of art with you and we can negotiate the purchase on your
behalf. We can also administrate payment and provide estimates
for restoration, framing, shipping and hanging. We can also
provide less detailed reports based on digital images or photographs
within the constraints that this allows.
Framing & Restoration
We have experts in the field of restoration and relining paintings.
We also have an excellent service or restoration and conservation
of watercolours and works on paper. Our restorers are acknowledged
experts with many years' experience in their field. We provide
written estimates before proceeding with any restoration work.
We can also arrange professional photography for record purposes