How important is condition? In determining the value of 20th century furniture and design, condition is one of the most important variables assessed by the appraiser. Keeping important pieces in good condition is crucial to preserving their value. Here’s how you can identify common condition issues that affect the value of mid-century modern furniture.
From still banks to oil paintings, militaria to Barbie Dolls, nearly every type of collectible personal property can suffer from degradation, corrosion, or deterioration caused by these five environmental factors.
Craquelure is the term we use to describe the visible network of cracks on the surface of a painting or object. This cracking is caused by the shrinking of paint or canvas. Appraisers of fine art recognize the pattern of craquelure on the surface of a painting or object is one of many factors analyzed in the determination of age and authenticity.
His Holiness, Pope Francis, is auctioning his 2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom in the Bonhams Paris auction of vintage and classic motorcycles and autos on February 6. According to the catalogue, Harley-Davidson celebrated its 110-year anniversary by presenting the newly elected Pope Francis with two of its motorcycles and a biker jacket at a ceremony in Rome in June 2013. With papal pageantry, Pope Francis then blessed a gathering of some 800-or-so bikers in St Peter's Square for his June 16th Sunday Angelus.
The marriage of visual interest and historical depth is abundant within the works on paper collection at the Cincinnati Art Museum. With some inspiration from their collection and careful curation, you can add to your private collection the works of masters that are beautiful, intellectual, and historically significant.