In this video, Gary Germer walks us through the process for appraising art. He explores the piece Apple Blossem and gives you some tips in finding whether your own artwork is valuable.
If you are going to get your antique furniture appraised, you should click here to learn some things to do before the appraisal and why you should get one.
If you own a painting and are wondering whether it is valuable, click here for some tips and strategies that can help you tell if the art is worth something.
If you are wondering how to get antiques appraised and live in Portland, Oregon, click here to learn the process of getting antiques appraised by Gary Germer.
Estate sales have become popular for selling items. Click here to learn tips on how to have an estate sale be successful through Gary Germer in Portland, Oregon.
Last week a lady came to us with three IKEA shopping bags full of old sterling silver she found in her father in law’s home. Her husband’s father had retired to a country home outside of Monroe, Oregon (think of the middle of nowhere and then turn left). And he was a hoarder. It took my new friend, her husband, brother and sister in law, a full year to clear the house. Hauling many tons of trash away and sorting out what was salable. The first silver they found was at the bottom of a knapsack which was filled with old clothes.
We have a pair of rare Sanxingdui figures available at our upcoming estate sale: The Estate of Ethel Rogers - Asian Art & Antiques The Sanxingdui site was discovered in 1929 and then rediscovered in 1986; the site dates to the 11th and 12th centuries BCE. It is believed their open hands held an elephant tusk. But who this culture still remains a mystery. Located in the Sichuan province of China archaeologists associate it with the Kingdom of Shu.
We wanted share with you this rare and stunning Tiffany & Co. 184 piece sterling silver flatware and serving set in Italian Renaissance pattern, from the estate of a very prominent family in Portland, OR. This is some of Tiffany's finest turn of the century work, designed in 1904 by Paulding Farnham. Farnham was Tiffany's master jewelry and silver designer at the turn of the century. This is his best known and highly coveted design, superbly cast in Renaissance style with finely sculptured detail of a nude goddess, partially draped in fabric and adorned with flowers. This pattern is a multi-motif pattern, meaning that the decoration on some pieces varies somewhat.
We have several wonderful Makonde Tree of Life Sculptures available for purchase through our Make-A-Wish charity sealed bid auction which begins November 9th, 2017