Our specialists have a wealth of experience and will be delighted to provide valuation advice on any type or period of art history ranging from a single item to larger collections and studios to include watercolours, oils, pencil, works on paper, original prints and photography.

Modern art witnessed many of the great international art movements and gave birth to entirely new forms of creative expression, including skyscraper architecture in the 1880s, chromolithographic poster art (1880s/90s), animation art from the first cartoon film in 1906 and collage from 1912.

As with other works of art – a high-quality and rare photograph’s value can be quite high, fetching strong results at auction.

When collecting photography, it is important to consider the rarity of an image. Because photographs can be relatively easy to replicate, it is necessary to determine what makes a photograph unusual before establishing a price.

This could be the presence of hand colouring or darkroom manipulation or the fact that the image is part of a limited edition collection. Photographs made before 1950 are generally considered unusual, while photographs from during the early years of photography (1839-1900) are very rare and often unique. Older photographs typically have historical significance as well, making them attractive to historians and collectors.

Our team of industry-recognised specialists at Doerr Dallas works together to offer you an independent service to provide valuations of fine art, antiques, jewellery, watches and classic cars, we also offer a full range of other art-related advisory services.

We offer our clients a personal, professional, friendly, discreet and completely confidential service.

We work closely with leading firms of insurance brokers, insurers, solicitors, wealth managers, private banks and professional advisers to provide an efficient and timely service.

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