Antique oil painting

Sep 04, 2020. 23:11 UTC
Antique Oil Painting
Pam
United States of America

Category
Paintings

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

The painting itself measures 33.5" x 16" with a 2" frame around it. I do not see a signature on the piece. However there is what looks like the letter "C" in the bottom left corner. There is also some writing on the back, top right, but it is too faint to make out. The only thing I can make out in the writing is a capital "B". It needs to be cleaned. On the back is a stamp of $3.50. Perhaps what the original painting board cost?

Provenance

I inherited this from a friend who inherited it in 1990 from a friend of hers who passed away at 104 years old.

Answered within 4 days
Sep 08, 12:18 UTC
By George

Fair Market Value

$80 - $180 USD

Insurance Value

$260 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Pam,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The presented object appears to be a painting made in oil or acrylic paint on masonite with the measurements of 33.5" x 16". The painting depicts a landscape with a lake and a forest and is not signed. It was made in the 20th century and was made by an unknown artist.
This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 80 to 180 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,
Georg

Pam braun Sep 08, 15:34 UTC

HI Georg,

I don't see any comments so I don't know what additional information you need. Thanks.

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