Bank Loans Secured By Art Assets

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

22 AUG 2012 – Email QUESTION: I am representing a world renowned artist (sculptures) to obtain a loan for an art project. The artist wants to use a mold which s/he created and used for a world-wide event that I’m certain you would be very familiar with. This mold was appraised back in 2005 by… Read more »

Quarterly Market Report: 3rd Qtr 2012

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

AUGUST 2012 ADVISORY: The current market is jittery and very cautious due to several negative dynamics: e.g. national debt, runaway government spending, mandated health care and its impact on employers, the continued realignment within the Islamic World, the threat of Iran and other rogue states, rising oil futures, and the ever present threat of economic… Read more »

The Serapis Fraktur

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

For fun I like to write fiction. I expect to have my first book submitted to my editor by October and another by February. My plan is to eBook-it unless someone wags an Edgar or Hugo award in my direction because I like to be in complete control. Already I have the cover art selected for book… Read more »

Art and Antiques Market Report

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

Trends, Tendencies, Demand Strength 4 JULY 2012 Downsizing Boomers are dumping their personal property en mass at auction. Much of their consigned property reflects the decorating crazes of the 1950s through the 1980s. Furniture collected during this period was often refinished and brown, literally, as most wood is and most period styles are. However, “brown”… Read more »

The Parsian Restaurant: Old Town Alexandria

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

The Parsian Restaurant is a very small boutique restaurant hidden in plain sight in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, just a hop and a skip from the center of the political universe, Washington DC. It remains mostly undiscovered by anyone outside of Town. With less than a dozen tables, if that many, it’s on King street… Read more »

Last Will and Testament: Get Your Act Together

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

People, you need to get your act together now rather than later. I’m talking about a Will, your Will, and other preparatory instruments that will make the transition easier on your loved ones after you’ve croaked. … Oh, heck, just say it: When you are dead. Yes,scarecrow, one day your sorry carcass will be molding… Read more »

Antiques Appraiser Vocabulary

Posted by & filed under Appraisal News.

More French and Italian terms Refraichessoire (French): A tiered stand on casters with a full or half marble top holding inset buckets for ice in order that the occupants of a room may self-serve themselves libations without outside interruption. Secrétaire à Abattant (French): A writing desk with a fall-front that swings toward one to reveal a fitted… Read more »