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Specialist in Silver
"I was educated at Sotheby’s in London, and have worked for 14 years at Bruun Rasmussen Art Auctions in Denmark both as an auctioneer and arts specialist. I have written three books and several articles on the subject antique silver, old toys, works of art, collectibles etc. For the past 22 years I have worked as a specialist on the Danish Antique Roadshow on television. I aim to give you the best estimate based on todays prices and demand for your particular antique or work of art."
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"I am a fundraiser and routinely purchase items which are then auctioned to raise money. I have a very good eye, but occasionally need help monetizing value. I knew I had a very nice copy in original frame, but I didn't know how much it was worth. Because I do this to make money, I couldn't afford typical appraisal fees and the "free" appraisal service was useless. My Mearto appraiser did a complete, authoritative valuation so it was well worth the price.
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Describe your item and upload a few good photos of your item. It is important that we receive as much information as possible to give you the most accurate appraisal.
A qualified specialist will look at your item and make all the necessary research. He/she might ask you for additional information, but you will be notified by email.
You appraisal is done and you can now print it. We will securely store a digital copy that you always can retrieve. You can also ask follow up questions if something in the appraisal is not clear.
Antiques are highly collectible items, typically of a certain age. Though the two word are often used interchangeably, curio refers to items of curiosity, which may or may not be old. These items tend to be small and are often displayed in curio cabinets. The market has shifted in recent years, so that antique and curio items are not quite as valuable as they have been in decades past. Collectors now prefer to decorate their homes in a more contemporary style. However, there is a trend for mixing the old and the new, and the demand for truly outstanding antiques and curio remains strong. In 2017, Christie's set a record for English walnut furniture when they auctioned a gorgeous bureau cabinet made in 1730 for nearly $1 million.
If you want to know how much your antiques and curio would sell for at auction today, you've come to the right place! At Mearto, we compare your item with similar items that have recently sold to provide you with its fair market value. Our experts know antiques and curio inside and out, and are able to provide you with an estimate within 48 hours. All you have to do is tell us about your piece and submit photographs using our simple online tool. Would you like to sell your antiques and curio items? We can help with that, as well. We partner with some of the world's leading auction houses and can help you receive multiple consignment offers with just the click of one button. Our experts provide advice and support every step of the way.
Typically, an antique is any object that is at least 100 years old. However, this range of time is not definitive, as the value of the item has more weight than its actual age. Experts suggest that antiques must be perceived of having value due to historical and aesthetic reasons. For example, the item was used by a well-known historical person or has a history that is in line with a major historical event. Other factors that can add value to an antique object include its condition and rarity. It is also worth pointing out that antique items are those that exhibit some level of craftsmanship. This level of craftsmanship can directly affect the item’s rarity. US Customs is very particular about how the term 'antique' is used. According to the official definition, the item should not have been restored, or restored by less than 50% in order to be considered antique. This is to ensure that the original character and heritage of the item is preserved even after the restoration process.
Shopping for antiques and curio, also known as 'antiquing' can be a very rewarding hobby, from both an emotional and financial perspective. There is an adrenaline rush that comes with making a big discovery at your local flea market or at a neighborhood garage sale. Bargains can also be found these days at antique dealer galleries and auction houses. The trick is knowing what to look for in an antique item. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Antiquities appraisals cover art and daily objects of ancient civilizations from Western Europe to Ancient China, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia and Mesopotamia. Pottery amphoras, glass bottles, marble, bronze, gold and stone artifacts are widely sought after by collectors since centuries. Whether you have found an ancient object, bought it or inherited it, finding a market for antiquities and determining their value can be confusing. Mearto helps you find antiquities appraisal and get the best valuation for your objects. We put you in contact with appraisal experts who make an assessment of the market value considering every little aspect of ancient art and antiquities. We make hundreds of antique appraisals and valuations every month. You can learn from other appraisal or figure out what your own antiques are worth by submitting your item here.
No! We will only appraise your antiques but can help you find the right auction house to sell your antiques
No! Our pricing model is very transparent - $15 to assign an expert to review your antique collection
We guarantee your antique appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.
Our antique experts are here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the value of your antiques
Yes, we offer you the chance to get an expert to review your antiques online for only $15 - they use the different databases to locate the value and look at recent auction results
You then have an experts opinion on the value of your antiques and a description from an expert