Davidson Galleries continues to focus on works on paper, especially original prints. If you need such works identified and/or valued we offer a number of options:
Call to make an appointment to discuss your needs and the materials involved. Sending digital images and/or descriptions help to streamline this process.
1. Verbal evaluation does not involve a written document. We examine the piece(s) and tell you what it is and an approximate retail value. Cost is $100 per hour with a $50 minimum, regardless of the number of works involved.
2. Formal written valuation or authentication is charged as a function of time required for examination, research and documentation production. Cost is $150 minimum, and $100 for each additional hour.
Note: Davidson Galleries is not a certified appraiser. We have been expert witnesses at trials and have had our work accepted by insurance companies and taxing bodies. We have been active in this field for almost 50 years.
We rarely do free evaluations, or offer opinions over the telephone, via e-mail, or from photographs.
If you do not live in the Pacific Northwest you may wish to contact a reputable art dealer or art appraiser in your area. Your local art museum is a good place to seek names and suggestions, they also may have "appraisal days" scheduled at regular intervals.
You can also contact one of the following for a recommendation, but be certain to be clear as to the specific expertise you need:
If you have additional questions about our evaluation process, or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-624-7684.