Archive for the ‘Decorative Art’ Category

2019 is my 20/10

January 2, 2019 at 2:21 pm

2019 marks my 20th year as an International Society of Appraisers accredited personal property appraiser and my 10th year as Principal of Emerald Art Services, LLC. Your support... (more)

Preventative steps for fire losses

November 1, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Fire can destroy your property in just a matter of minutes. Aside from direct damage, fire creates other conditions that will affect your property. Burning material produces smoke... (more)

That Face, That Face, That Fabulous Face

April 24, 2018 at 8:28 pm

You hear a lot about artists and their muse, but we know one Frenchman who didn’t have to go any further than his own backyard to find the... (more)

The Importance of Appraising Contents for an Estate

August 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

As the English proverb stated: “Where there’s a “will” there’s a long lost relative. Well, maybe not, but it would have been correct, at least sometimes!   While... (more)

It’s not always clear…

July 18, 2017 at 4:56 pm

I recently appraised a large glass collection for a client. A number of pieces were from a company started right here in Ohio, Heisey Glass.   There were... (more)

Grab Your Scuttle Mug and Lather up!

July 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

No, I’m not talking about your favorite java in the shower.   Scuttle mugs were a popular item in the mid to late 1800’s. Scuttle mugs were actually... (more)

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…and $100,000

June 20, 2017 at 1:58 pm

No one would call Abe Lincoln “pretty as a picture”, but that didn’t stop photographers of the time from taking plenty of ‘snapshots” of the great American President.... (more)

Good Head on Your Penny

June 13, 2017 at 1:45 pm

You’ve probably heard that Indian Head pennies are great collectibles and worth some good money. And that’s true – to a degree. The Indian Head is popular because... (more)

Lincoln Wore Glasses

June 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Opera glasses were once as common as – – – well, as common as operas, and just as elaborate! The first opera glasses were actually little telescopes. There... (more)