ROYAL PALACE GALLERY
ART APPRAISAL We provide art appraisal documentation that includes item/artist description, provenance and auction records for the artist, general assessment of authenticity, quality, condition and fair market price and replacement value.
We only propose a fee for art estimation-evaluation after review of your artwork and only if it has value to make a report.
We don’t give any art appraisal if we are not convinced of the authenticity. All art appraisals are prepared in accordance with the ASA guidelines and standards, as well the guidelines of the American Appraisers Association, the American Society Of Certified Appraisers and all major appraisal associations. The codes and ethics of these associations are strictly applied to our services, even if we want to stay independent of them.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT ART APPRAISAL An art appraisal is accompanied by an art authentication. We consider that an art appraisal without an art authentication makes no sense. With an art appraisal we provide a short biography of the artist, a comment on the painting, an auction value of the painting, and a gallery value or replacement value of the artwork.
Are included in the research process:
Justification of authenticity by comparison with other works by the artist reestablish the works in the “catalogue raisonne” Comparison with other works made by the same artist of the same period comparison with other artists of the same period or movement Research about the history, provenance, etc. Reestablish history of the painting.
- Graphology analysis of handwriting Signature analysis.
- On site analysis of painting.
- Eventually study of the pigments
- Study of the support.
- Study of the manner.
- Wood lamp test.
- Infra red test.
- Presentation of the file to recognized expert.
This file is then submitted to the appropriate recognized expert for review for art authentication. Sometimes a review fee is required by the expert committee. If required, this fee is approved by Client before submission. We only propose a fee for art authentication research after review of your artwork and only if it is valuable to make an investigation for an art appraisal. We are representatives and researchers for our clients in this process and can not guarantee the authentication.
As we said we don’t accept every mission, the provenance has to be clearly established, we will never submit a file with a doubtful origin, if the artwork is manifestly a copy of an original work, if the artwork was submitted several times before unless new elements justify a new art authentication file, or if the artwork is too damaged and has lost his initial value.
We don’t accept a file with the only the purpose to make money — the file has to be justified, and the fee has to be justifiable in compare with the value of the artwork.
In comparison with an art appraisal, an art authentication is much more complete. An art appraisal contains only an evaluation of the authenticity.