In addition to offering antique appraisals, we are also the right company to call when you have artwork that must be appraised. You buy artwork because it sings to you, makes you smile or will simply look great in your living room. Sometimes, you choose pieces that only hold a sweet value for you and your family. Other times, you purchase pieces that are valuable to you and other collectors, or you inherited pieces from a family member.
The signature on the bottom of the piece has a powerful impact on the value. In addition to looking at the condition of the artwork, we will also provide you with information about the artist. We will document if it is part of a modern numbered series, and we will document other identifying marks on older pieces.
With our services, you will know the approximate fair market value of your artwork. With this information, you can invest in adequate insurance or add it to your total estate valuation. If you are selling a piece, a fresh value estimate is vital to ensure that you get top dollar. If you are buying a piece, we can advise you on the value so you can make an informed art purchase. Whether you need one piece appraised or an entire collection, you can call on us for quality appraisal services.
“ I have retained Eileen Coccia of ESC on numerous occasions to conduct appraisals for trusts and probate estates and to advise on the appropriate disposition of fine art held by trusts and estates. Eileen has consistently presented herself in a very professional manner and her work product has been very good. As you are probably aware, estate valuations often require valuation of articles that are outside the scope of the appraiser’s expertise. Eileen has consistently and effectively utilized her network of experts to provide valuations for those articles that were outside the scope of her expertise and she has proven herself invaluable in the management of the valuation process.”
Charles E. Harris, Estate Planning Attorney