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Doris, Personal Property Appraiser
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years.Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have 4 paintings by an artist who gives his name on the painting

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I have 4 paintings by an artist who gives his name on the painting as G Mace. Do they have a value?
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.Please send me the approximate sight dimensions of your paintings, not including the frame.Kind regards,DorisPS: Meanwhile, please don't rate me until you get a full appraisal and a value from me. I mention this because you may get random prompts asking you to rate me before I've submitted an answer. Ignore them. They are automatically generated by the system (it doesn't seem to be able to distinguish an answer from preparatory back-and-forth and information gathering) and don't come from me.Thanks, Doris
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


The approximate size of all the paintings is 24ins by 16 ins. The paintings are still in their original frames which are in good condition but the backing is disintegrating.


John,There are several artists that could be your G. Mace.What is the subject matter and what is the medium - oil, watercolor, etc. ?Kind regards,Doris
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


The subject matter is best described as typical Constable. I believe the paintings are in oil.


Then the artist would be John G Mace, an early 20thC British artist.When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at 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 standard method, I was able to determing an estimated auction value of $400 - 450.This means a retail art gallery would charge about $950-1250 for each of your paintings.Selling art:The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -I suggest the you try selling try ads on sites such as private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.I hope I have helped you.If I can help you with further questions about this answer, please let me know before you rate me.All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.I endeavor to give realistic, honest answers in a timely manner.Please take a little time to give me a POSITIVE RATING now so that I am compensated by JA for my time and effort. This is of no cost to you.Please do not rate me down because of system difficulty, site charges or current appraisal values - all three are beyond my control.Please let me know if you have difficulty with the site's rating system. To rate me, you should see 5 stars near my answer. 5 stars gives me the best rating.Kind regards.Doris
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