Free Estate Evaluation

What type of antiques or estates do we buy? This is certainly one of the most common questions that we receive and of course the most difficult to answer.  We specialize in pre-1900 material, but not exclusively so.  In fact, it is often easier to say what we don’t buy which largely includes 20th century furniture.   We are particularly interested in Antiquities,  Renaissance and medieval objects,  18th and 19th  century Americana,  Chinese antiques and antiquities, ancient and American coins and stamps, fine and decorative arts (pre-1900),  as well as libraries, photographs, ephemera, and individual rare books and manuscripts.   We do work with a network of reputable and highly specialized dealers and our interests really range the gamut as we can place items not in our focus with a simple phone call.


How do you value an estate? Our evaluations are based on many years of experience buying and selling to many clients and University libraries, museums, and special collections.   Most importantly (and this cannot be underestimated). we are thorough and spend time examine the objects. Additionally, we rely on common pricing resources such as art price databases, auction record databases and an extensive reference collection of almost 5000 volumes.

While we cannot make legal appraisals, we do offer free evaluations for rare antiques, and can make immediate cash offers. Please email us at or call (646) 469–1851. We are also happy to meet you if you wish to stop by (by appointment only at 1510 Lexington Ave 9D NY, NY 10029).  You can also text photos to (646) 469–1851 for more urgent enquiries.