How We Appraise
We strive to provide quality Asian art appraisal service at an affordabble rate. To meet the different needs of Chinese art owners, we offer different Appraisal reporting options and consultation services. We work hard to provide you with a realistic value estimate and help you make an informed decision. We work closely with our clients at all stages of Asian art consulting & appraisal.
Our Asian art consulting appraisal services follow five steps:
Step 1: Preliminary Assessment: In the form of Preview, we study your property's suitability for appraisal. We listen carefully to your concerns and needs via e-mail or phone conversations. After previewing the photos of your art work, we either recommned for or against an appraisal based on our findings. If your art work is valuable or marketable and you wish to proceed with an appraisal, we send you a draft proposal for your consideration, and follow up with an engagement letter if the assignment advances forward.
Step 2: Engagement Letter/Proposal: With your approval of our appraisal proposal in the form of an engagement letter, we request a retainer and a signed copy of the engagement letter to finalize your appraisal commitment. We prefer personal check or money order made out to WEI YANG ART, LLC and mail it to 274 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540, U.S.. Wire transfer is available upon request.
Step 3: Inspection: If an in-person inspection is necessary, we prefer to inspect the property in our office in Princeton, NJ. Travel for inspection is possible, if you have a sizable collection of high quality. Please come to your inspection appointment prepared. An interview on provenance is part of the inspection. Please have all your provenance evidence (photos, invoices, receipts, previous owner's notes etc) ready for review.
Step 4: Research: Our appraisal research covers both historical and artistic contents. We investigate and analyze marketplaces that are relevant to your property. We rank your property among its equals in originality, quality, condition, age, authorship and visual appeal to form the base for the value reconciliation. We analyze similarities and differences between your art work and its comparables before arriving at a value conclusion that is appropriate for your property. We comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in reporting our findings. We conform to the Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers in practice.
Step 5: Completion: After the appraisal is completed, we inform you via email and ask for the final payment. After your payment is cleared, we send you a hard copy of the appraisal report via USPS.
A Customized Appraisal is available upon request. Only Asian art objects of very high quality or a collection of qulaity art works merit this service. Relevant issues, ranging from inspection, location of inspection to fee structures, are discussed in our email or phone correspondence. The appraisal cost is determined by the scope of work necessary to complete the assignment that meets your needs. In other words, the more information you request, the more expensive an appraisal is.
Understanding Your Art Work
No matter what you do with your art work, understanding what you have should be the top priority. Seeking advice from qualified art professional is a necessity. If you possess solid information and formulate an educated strategy, you will achieve your goals with a clear vision.
Selling an art work can be a big headache. Almost everybody finds it difficult to initiate a sale. A lot of art owners have no clue what they have and where to start. Many people begin by contacting famous auction houses, such as Christie's and Sotheby's, but very few receive a helpful response, sometimes, no word at all. Others spend hours and hours on the internet without any concrete results. Many owners end the trying of selling the art object on their own, since it costs them too much time, energy and emotion. Is it too hard to find a new home for my art work? Where can I find somebody who can guide me through the process? Is my art work worth the time I spend on investigation? Is my art work worth the investment in an appraisal by an art professional? Do these frustrations sound familiar to you?
WEI YANG ART is a professional Asian Art Consulting and Appraisal Firm located in Princeton, NJ, USA. We provide Asian art owners with the information they need, the services they desire, and the advice they seek from an art professional at the minimum cost. We follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in reporting our findings. We comply with the code of ethics for appraisers in our practice. We serve with integrity, competence and objectivity.
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We Consult & Appraise Asian Art