Antiques and Decorative Art Appraisal Services
Are My Antiques Worth Appraising?”
Who hasn’t inherited some kind of antique or decorative object from a grandparent or picked something up at an estate sale and wondered if it might be a hidden treasure?
Well, no need to wait for Antiques Roadshow any longer! Whether you know you have a rare and valuable antique, decorative object or collection that you would like to insure, sell, donate, restore, etc. or would like to find out if you do, WorthWise can help you through our antiques and decorative arts appraisal services.
Antiques and Decorative Arts Covered.
WorthWise has appraised hundreds of antiques and decorative objects from a wide variety of artists and makers across the globe including:
tables, chairs, chests, desks, sofas, sideboards, beds, sideboards, display cases, armoires, benches and linen presses, etc.
lighting fixtures, mirrors, rugs, trunks, safes, carts, fire screens, coal boxes, umbrella stands, kitchen equipment,Victrolas, iceboxes, blanket boxes, pool tables and pianos, etc.
Decorative Art Objects:
art glass, art pottery, bottles, boxes, clocks, crystal and china table services, decanters, desk accessories, figurines, icons, jars, samovars, santos, silver services, tapestries, vanity sets, vases, urns, etc.
Other Antiques and Collectibles:
toys, dolls, books, coins, musical instruments, record albums, minerals, clothing, devotional objects, etc.
Artistic Styles and Periods Covered in a WorthWise Antiques Appraisal
WorthWise antiques appraisals have covered a wide variety of artistic styles and periods from the 1970’s to the 16th century and beyond including:
- Art Deco
- Art Nouveau
- French Provincial
- Hollywood Regency
- Jacobean Revival
- Louis XV Style
- Midcentury Modern
- Queen Anne
- Renaissance Revival
- Rococo Revival
The antique market is a fickle one with tastes coming and going – and values rising and falling with them. Getting a current antiques appraisal is a good way to stay on top of the trends.
“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with a real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.“
~ Clive Barker
Always seek the advice of an experienced restoration or conservation professional instead of trying to repair a broken or damaged antique yourself. Poor repair jobs and over-restorations often reduce the value of an antique more than the damage itself!