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Please tell me the sizes, not including frames. Do not remove from frames.
What is the medium - oils, watercolors, etc.?
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The artist is Albert Friedrich Shroder, a German - (1854-1939).
He sometimes included "May" in his signature.
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.
Using this widely accepted method of assessment, I was able to determine an auction value of $3754 for each of your paintings (same major factors) assuming good condition and depending on sale location.
Please note, I realize there are paintings by Schroder than have sold for more but I had to use the more recent sales.
As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 5 times auction values depending on the tastes of the art gallery owner as well as location of the gallery.
In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -
Try ads on sites such as
Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.
Or list with no fees whatsoever:
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Serves 12 with 5 pieces each and 12 serving pieces?
My computer jumped to this question with response to another.
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In looking back through our exchanges, I found you never responded to my question about medium.
Are the pieces on canvas? Are the surfaces a bit uneven with a few tiny bumps of paint?
No, Jackie, it is not.
Are they on canvas?
If the pieces are under glass, they are almost certain not to be oil but copies.
If there is no backing, please tell me if the pieces are on canvas.
Do they have separate thinker mats (like cut cardboard surrounding all side and on top between the color and the frame?
They are well-framed. The name on the back is that of framing company.
Shroder worked almost exclusively in oils, certainly with subject matter like yours.
With glass over them, your pieces are prints/reproductions.
As framed prints, they are worth about $175-200 each.
I truly wish I had better news for you.
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Again, I wish the result were better.