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.
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Buying - We advise private collectors and institutions through the buying process.
Selling - We guide sales through public auctions, private, and institutional sales.
The most common works in this category are first editions. Appraisal is usually a straightforward task. ¬†Condition is assessed, the import of provenance is weigh, and comparables in the active and well-documented market are found. ¬†Straightforward is a pleasure, when you get it. Another sort of case came to us recently: the collection of a best-selling author who had saved …