Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC provides a wide range of consulting services to meet clients’ needs. These services include:
Sale/Consignment of Art
Restoration and Conservation Consultation
Proper Care & Display
SALE/CONSIGNMENT OF ART:
Clients often turn to Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC to facilitate the sale or consignment of their paintings or antiques. We will advise you as to the best pricing, markets and venues through which to sell your art and attain maximum profits. With our extensive network of art contacts throughout Texas and the United States, we will present several bids for your artwork and help you determine the best and most profitable option. We will take care of the logistical details involved in selling a work and will also coordinate shipping arrangements, if necessary.
Please note that Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC fully complies with USPAP regulations and will not personally sell any works that we have appraised so as to avoid a conflict of interest. However, we are happy to recommend independent auction houses, galleries, or dealers who could facilitate the sale of appraised items.
Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC offers expert assistance in navigating through the process of buying fine art at auction. We will help you select, evaluate and bid on a work of art to suit your tastes and needs. We will provide the research necessary to determine your bidding budget based on recent sales of similar items. We also advise on selling property at auction, recommending the most suitable locations, appropriate timing, handling, shipping and insurance to suit individual clients' needs.
Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC offers a collection management and cataloging service for individuals or companies needing organization, documentation, research and photography of their collections. Our cataloging service is beneficial for clients who would like to have photographic records and inventory reports of all items in their collections, or who would like to have their collections thoroughly researched. Our cataloging services are offered with or without an additional appraisal option. Clients with particularly large and important collections benefit from our collection management service, which may recommend or oversee the loan of objects to exhibtions or museums. We are also able to advise collectors in finding works to enhance and expand their collections.
RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION CONSULTATION:
Condition is paramount to the value of art items, and Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC can help clients decide if restoration or conservation costs are a worthwhile expenditure. We are also able to help advise the extent of restoration or conservation activity so as not to harm the aesthetic or monetary value of the artwork. There are several highly regarded restorers to which we refer clients. For more specialized items, we have access to excellent restorers across the nation.
PROPER CARE AND DISPLAY:
The proper care and display of paintings or antiques is crucial in preserving and promoting the value and quality of artwork. Rittenhouse Art Appraisal & Consulting, LLC is happy to evaluate the setting of your collection to determine if works are exposed to potentially harmful light, heat, moisture, or damage. We are also able to advise in the placement and hanging of artwork so as to best enhance the visual impact of your collection.