African art experts
Most top end dealers and auction houses are African art experts, but since
they also deal in African art they don't always give you a 100% trustable
I guess you will get a more objective opinion about your pieces, if you
tell the "expert" your pieces are not for sale, but you want to
have a written appraisal for the insurance. It usually will cost you some
You can also get information about your pieces by asking an estimate to most
auction houses specialized in African art.
When people mail me, I tell them if the piece is interesting for me or not,
and when I know I can also give some information's about the tribe.
You can also find below some known experts links.
T.Beander, independent certified appraiser of African art. She work
for collectors, museums, corporations, insurance companies, attorneys,
auction houses and the office of the president . Visit www.melaninartappraisals.com
for more information and a visual.
Melanin Art Appraisals, LLC. 6700 Woodstone Place Alexandria, VA 22306-1360
USA (703) 660-9644 fax. (703) 997-8640 mailto:Africanappraiser*aol.com
|Gregory Ghent Art
Appraisals P.O. Box 70031 . Richmond, CA 94807-0031
If you are seeking a professional appraisal report on Pre-Columbian or
Modern Latin American Art, African, Oceanic, Art of the
Americas, Modern and Contemporary Art you have come to the right
place. Gregory Ghent has over 28 years experience writing such reports
for insurance, estates, donations to museums, and equitable distribution of
property. For his unique expertise, comprehensive methodology, and
professional appraisal practice, many museums, accountants, insurance
companies, and attorneys highly praise and recommend Mr. Ghent.
Although his office is in the
area, Mr. Ghent travels nationwide. Call (510) 232-0818 gregoryghent*hotmail.com
Guy Van Rijn created the "Who's
Who in African art" author, and is african art specialist at Yale
University. If you need his Who's Who you can mail me.
He created the most important database of African Art pieces in the World: the
Yale University Art Gallery- van Rijn Archive of African Art
Guy van Rijn De Brocquevillelaan 225. B1200 Bruxelles Woluwe St Lambert
Susan Lerer Senior
ethnographic art appraiser affiliated with the American Society of
Affordable tests in Italy. Just send a little powder from your statue to
know how old it is. Has only value for your personal information, and not
read also TL tests
Wrote the tribal arts of Africa, but also offers written expertise's.
Bacquart's gallery of tribal arts, offering valutation
Gloucester Place London W1U 8HW Tel/Fax: +(44) 20 72 24 02 82 or106
Sutherland Avenue, London, W9 2QP, EnglandValuation fees are $30
(or equivalent) per object up to 10 objects. Beyond this number, each
objects will be charged at $20. For collections including numerous objects,
please contact us directly (Tel: + 44 20 72 86 49 44), as the fee will vary
according to the number of objects and their value.
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