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.
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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
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
5. Mail the above information to:
Parkhurst Galleries, Inc.
439 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
matters you can also email the Application information with attached pictures to
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