Jan 31, 2018. 16:35 UTC
United States of America


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9 1/2" x 7 1/2" original oil painting in 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" antique frame. Paperwork is temporarily lost - still looking, bought in Europe by deceased father, provenance unknown at this time


Still looking for paperwork

Answered within about 2 hours
Jan 31, 18:17 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$30 - $100 USD

Insurance Value

$130 USD
What does this mean?

There is quite a large number of paintings being offered on the market that have this somewhat ambiguous (no company name or address) label affixed to the backside in the same style with ''carvers & gilders picture makers and restorers - England - bevelled glass, old frames re-gilded" on it. These works were actually painting factory produced in the 20th century and the backing is distressed to give the work an appearance of considerable age. The frame itself, though Louis in style, is molded and 20th century. The works are usually painted in oil on wood. This one is a male half portrait and is attempting to depict a Dutch man from the 17th century. In an original period painting, a the portrait would show the man wearing a hat, which indicated their position and the collar would be lace or ruffle. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables.

Nora curl Jan 31, 18:18 UTC

Is this a painting on tin metal or canvas?

Terri betts Jan 31, 19:14 UTC

It is completely sealed in. Upon tapping on it, it has a solid sound - more like wood or metal. It doesn't have that somewhat hollow sound that canvas would have. Would you recommend I peel back the paper on the back to check?

Nora curl Jan 31, 19:15 UTC

No, do not remove the paper backing, it is not necessary

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