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We are professional in our services and can arrange (international) shipment according to specific regulations and your personal wishes, we can advise on any insurance issues, provide full documentation and valuation and we will help you hang the art works in your home, advising on lighting and preservation, thereby providing indefinite care for your treasures.

We advise private buyers with their purchases and sales either at auction or via private collections. We provide condition reports, assess the relevant scope and values, initiate art-historical background and research, give restoration advice and show framing possibilities.

We provide advice on loans to public collections, donations to museums or foundations and any subsequent tax benefits.

‘The past should be a springboard not a sofa’ ~Harold MacMillan

Valuation

 Are you interested in a valuations of your artwork or collection?

Douwes Fine Art also values and appraises paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and sculptures from the 15th century to the present day. We provide valuations for all types of valuation: at market value, for insurance purposes, for distribution within the family, for succession (inheritance tax). We value individual works as well as large collections, both at home and abroad.

Insurance valuation

A professional insurance valuation of your artworks prevents unnecessary discussions with the insurer. This is why you should always have a valuation report made every three years when insuring your collection.

Economic valuation

An economic appraisal will be conducted for inheritance, mutual distribution, voluntary sale, and other objectives with an economic impact. These appraisals are usually based on market value. There can be a big difference between an item’s insurance or replacement value, and it’s market value.

You can choose for an oral or written valuation. Your works can be assessed at our gallery, but if desired it can also take place in your home. A typical valuation cost will start at €250,- (excl. VAT) and higher depending on several factors, such as transport and the extent of the valuation.

You can request valuation rates by telephone and/or email: office@douwesfineart.com Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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