|Title:||Luis XVI Gilt & painted mirror|
|Description:||Gilt & painted morror with Beveled glass which appears to be in excellent condition. The frame has been oil gilded and features the iconography of the French court as noted by the large intertwining bow. At the top of the of the frame are small rosettes in each corner. The swag display is one that makes it significant as it is the decoration and it is not signed by any maker. While the frame and mirror has not been marked with the same execution the frame. The provenance may not be determined exactly but the condition is certainly significant. Mirrors similar to yours are found at quality antiques shops in the USA in the range of $4,000.00 to $8,000.00. The higher end is for mirrors that are very ornate. Your mirror would sell in an auction situation in the range of $2,000.00 to $4,000.00. If you are going to insure the mirror, you need to use replacement value. Replacement value is defined as the price in terms of cash or other precisely revealed terms that would be required to replace a property with another of similar age, quality, origin, appearance, and condition within a reasonable length of time in an appropriate and relevant market. The appropriate market for your mirror is the high-end retail antiques market.|
|Origin:||inherited from grandmother|
|Appraised By:||Rachael Goldman|
|Appraiser Comments:||Hello, this is Rachael Goldman from New Jersey. Your request for an appraisal has been referred to me for reply. I have closely examined the information you submitted. As noted prior, these types of frames are common in the marketplace but are respectible with regards to condition and subject, which is noted by the large swag throughout. It is an excellent frame and has been valued based upon comparables. Keep in mind that the values listed below can vary depending upon how and where marketed, locale, and may vary across different collecting disciplines. If you are satisfied with the services I have rendered, I would be most grateful if you would take the time to leave some positive feedback. Kindest regards, Rachael Goldman, MA Ph.D. Candidate in Art History CUNY-GC Senior Certified Member Appraisers Association of America Assumptions and Limiting Conditions. This certificate of appraisal is given subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, all of which are a part hereof unless expressly set aside in writing either on the pages of this certificate or by writing attached to the certificate signed by all parties concerned. It is important to note that interesting and exciting discoveries can be found out about your piece after the appraisal. The field of antiques is like a treasure hunt and while I can do my best to research your piece, it may be possible that you will learn even more about your piece afterwards. The appraiser, Rachael Goldman, is not responsible for any discoveries or additional research made after this limited appraisal from other sources.|
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