connection between the Art Market and Art History is an inseperable
one. The more that is known about an object the more it is worth.
The more an object is known by the public the more it is worth.
These basic principles have guided the art market for over 2,000
years, from the time the Romans began their obsession with Greek
Art. At Taylor Art Advisors we think that if a client is buying
an object above $10,000 in value, then the client is not simply
content to be buying art, rathey they must believe that they are
buying a piece of Art History. They want to know that they are buying
something that fits within the greater march of Western Civilization.
To meet this demand there is no substitution for thorough, methodical
art historical research practices.
the pursuit of our high standards, we maintain our own thousand-volume
library of art history books, museum collection catalogues, monographs,
and exhibition catalogues. In addition we have compiled our own
compendium of auction catalogues and results from the previous ten
we spend part of every week in the Library of the Fine Arts Museum
and the Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences tracking
down archival documentation for our research clients.
provide appraisals and research for paintings, furniture, oriental
carpets, and art objects including: glass, porcelain, icons, and
metalwork. We can provide simple valuations for legal and insurance
purposes. We can also produce highly detailed appraisals of 6-7
pages for a single object.
collectors often contact us with questions about their holdings,
we've developed a simple €25 fee for an identification with
supporting documentation (which can be paid to our paypal account).
We think this is the fairest method for assisting people in need
of hard to access information at a reasonable rate.