THE GODDESS OF VERSE
Philip Mercier, French (1689-1760)
oil on canvas, signed Ph. Mercier fecit 1740 lower left, 64" x 60"
Read & Mullin, based in Charleston, SC, brings over fifty years experience to the processes of appraising and counseling its clients about their tangible assets, including fine arts, antiques, porcelein, jewelry, books, coins, rugs and carpet, silver, maps and general furnishings.
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There are four questions that must be answered before a prospective purchase is made: is the piece authentic; what is its condition; what is its quality, and what is a fair price to pay for it? Our advice to collectors who need answers to these questions is based on information that comes from a network of seasoned experts, most of …