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Christies - Sold Lots
Sold Lots allow the researcher to find realized pricing for similar works of art or artifacts.
This link leads the researcher to past auctions. Limit further by department and location.
Past auction results may lead to discoveries of art similar to your hidden treasures.
Bonhams Auction Estimates
This link leads you to Bonhams free Auction Estimates by email or postal mail. Scroll down the page for instructions.
National Gallery of Art - Auction Catalogs
This site offers access to a range of sales and auction information in print, microform, and online formats - essential when investigating provenance, making appraisals, or studying the history of taste or the art market.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Price guides, online pricing resources, appraisals and auction houses are listed on included on this page from a valued expert.
Provenance Research and More...
Getty Research Institute
A full provenance provides a documented history that can help prove ownership, assign the work to a known artist, and establish the work of art's authenticity. This resource leads to the
Getty Provenance Index ® Database. Click on "Search the Databases" to begin; but make time to explore the wealth of information available from this respected source.
Visit the New York Public Library
Art and Architecture Collection
Email a librarian, plan a research visit, interact with items from the digital collections. Explore, discover, learn more about your own collections from this iconic source.
National Gallery of Art
Auction Catalogs - A unique collection
Access to a range of sales and auction information in print, microform, and online formats - essential when investigating provenance, making appraisals, or studying the art market or the history of taste.
Finding an Appraiser
Appraisers Association of America
Find an appraiser. If your search leads you to a professional appraiser, this national association has a guide to members that may be limited by location or specialization.