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Treasure 1/25/18


02/01/18



 Dear Donna,


While cleaning out my brother’s estate I found this tiny painting. I am wondering if there could be any value to it? It’s 3” x 3” and doesn’t have any signature or information on the back. 

Terry 
 
Dear Terry,
It’s tough to determine anything with no information.
First of all, I think it’s a watercolor. It’s tough to give you any other definite information because usually we look for the name of the artist, age and subject. This time, though, all we have to go on is the subject. The fact that it is a miniature makes it interesting.
Not knowing if the watercolor was done yesterday (meaning modern) or way back when (meaning antique) makes it very tough to put a value on it. But let’s just go by subject and condition: The subject looks pleasing and the condition looks good. Miniature things always seem to be special. 
As far as a value goes, I would get it into a frame to improve the presentation of it, and then I would put it in the $80 range. If not for you I think you could find a nice home for your tiny piece of art. 
Note: When having art framed, bring it to an expert in framing to have it done in the right way that will help preserve it the longest.
 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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