Please submit a new request for each item with a limit of five items.
Consignment Appraisals by Photograph
We thank you for your interest in consigning your property with Bonhams & Butterfields. Due to the large number of consignment appraisal requests we receive, our specialists are unable to answer each inquiry as personally as they might prefer. If your property meets our minimum consignment requirement we will send you a personalized complimentary auction estimate and property description. You may upload up to 5 jpeg images per submission and the total image size should not exceed 2MB. Clear photographs of each individual item, including dimensions and other pertinent information is expected.
In order to arrive at the most accurate
estimate, please fill out the following
information regarding artist/maker, title, age,
medium, dimensions, signatures or markings,
condition and provenance (history).
1. Description Please
provide a brief description of the item you wish
to have appraised (including any title,
artist/maker, or other descriptive
2. Medium/Materials Please
describe the medium or material(s) used in the piece
(e.g., oil or watercolor painting, oak or maple
table, porcelain or earthenware plate, etc.).
3. Dimensions What are the
dimensions (inches, feet, centimeters)? Measure
height x width (x depth, if applicable). If a
painting or print, please exclude the frame
4. Signature/Date Is there a
signature, date, or any kind of markings? If so,
please describe (if partial or unreadable, put
what you can decipher or take a clear
5. Condition In what condition is
the property? Describe any damage or wear (tears,
stains, holes, cracks, dents, etc.). Is there any
evidence of repair or restoration?
6. Provenance What is the
provenance/history of the piece? Where did you
obtain it (inherited, original owner, purchased
from antique store/auction house/dealer)?
7. Additional Comments Please
include any additional comments about the item you
wish to have appraised.
Please submit a new request for each item.
If you prefer to mail in your
entry, print out the information you have and send
it with high-quality photographic prints
Bonhams & Butterfields Attn: Photo
Appraisals 220 San
Bruno Avenue San
Francisco, CA 94103