Monday, January 12, 2009

What elements do you look for in determining the value of a piece?

The five most important criteria are: quality, condition, rarity, color, and provenance (any known history of the piece including prior owners). Quality is based upon a piece’s particular style, form, proportions, construction technique, and craftsmanship.

Shown below: An Impressive 18th Century Dutch Black Chinoiserie Cabinet:
List price: $140,000 USD

No comments: