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.
Our work for such diverse clients as Oprah Winfrey, the Department of State, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the city of Charleston, prominent law firms, banks and a wide range of private collectors puts our international market expertise to the test every day.
Whether your needs are modest or complex, your collection focused or broad-based, or your requirements for insurance coverage, estate documentation, buying, selling, conservation, or equitable distribution, we will welcome your call and offer you the same level of service that we extend to all.
Appraisals - Learn which type of appraisal suits your purposes.
Buying - We advise private collectors and institutions through the buying process.
Selling - We guide sales through public auctions, private, and institutional sales.
A particular Read & Mullin specialization is the research and drafting of submissions to the IRS for gift taxes, probate appraisals, and the transfer of art and tangible assets into trusts. Over the past few years, we have submitted reports documenting over $40 million in value to the Art Advisory Panel of the Commissioner of the IRS. Our filings have …