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What is the current value of my Violet Parkhurst original painting?

How much should I insure it for?

Can I replace the original paperwork that came with my painting?

How can I preserve or enhance the value of my panting?

What is the best way to sell my painting?


The Parkhurst Certified Appraisal program is designed to specifically address these commonly asked questions.


Whether you recently purchased your original Parkhurst painting, or have enjoyed it for years, each Appraisal, issued, dated and certified by Parkhurst Galleries, Inc. is custom tailored for your piece. The Parkhurst Certified Appraisal provides more than just the approximate market value for your artwork*. In appraising your piece we consider: condition of the work, subject matter and composition, rarity, period of creation, current market demand, provenance and numerous other factors influencing the value of your piece.


The final appraisal includes a: 1) certification of ownership, 2) condition report, 3) description of your piece including date of creation, dimensions and medium, 4) appraisal process and methodology and 5) approximate market value based on over 19 criteria. The Parkhurst Certified Appraisal document replaces lost Certificates of Authenticity and is also designed to fulfill requirements for most major insurance companies.


Included with each Appraisal is a Complementary Inspection of your painting by our trained curators (requires physical inspection of your piece at Parkhurst Galleries), covering how you can improve or preserve the value and condition of your Parkhurst original painting.


To begin the appraisal process for your Violet Parkhurst original artwork:


    1. Fill out the attached application and include any comments on the history and condition of the artwork. A separate application is required for each

        painting being appraised.







    2. Photograph your painting, preferably outdoors in natural sunlight. Please provide clear photographs (digital or film) of:

        a. The entire front of the painting (showing the frame)

        b. A close-up of the Parkhurst signature on the front, and

        c. The entire back of the canvas, showing any signatures, remarks, stamps or handwritten artist comments. Please include this photo even if

            there are no significant markings on the back.


    3. Attach copies of any receipts, certificates of authenticity, provenance papers etc. showing date and location of purchase and purchase price (if

        you have these available).


    4. Include a check or money order for the $75 processing fee. Please make payable to Parkhurst Galleries, Inc., or call (310) 547-3158 to pay by

        credit card.


    5. Mail the above information to:      

            Parkhurst Galleries, Inc.

            439 W. 6th Street

            San Pedro, CA 90731


To expedite matters you can also email the Application information with attached pictures to Once the information is received and reviewed for completeness the Gallery will contact you for credit card payment information.


Once all the information has been received, please allow 3-5 weeks for us to research your piece and generate your Parkhurst Certified Appraisal. The appraisal will be mailed to the owner's address as provided in the application.


Have a question?  Contact us at (310) 547-3158 or





Visit the Parkhurst Certified Photo Consignment Program for more information or contact the Gallery at (310) 547-3158.


* Parkhurst Certified Appraisal does not constitute a guarantee by Parkhurst Galleries, Inc. or commitment to purchase.



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