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Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio sets appraisal day


Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio hosts another free art appraisal day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at 5230 Silo Hill Road, Doylestown, where parking is plentiful.

Have you uncovered a long lost treasure while spring cleaning? Curious as to whether the painting you picked up at a local flea market has any value? Are you considering selling your art collection and don’t know where to start? Has the precious heirloom painting you inherited got a tear or been damaged in a basement flood?

Bring your fine art to Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio for a free verbal value appraisal or free conservation estimate.

This year, the event will again feature Margaret Gratz, an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers and longtime Gratz Gallery sales associate, and fine art specialist Paul Gratz, owner and head conservator at Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio.

Due to the past popularity of this event, patrons are requested to limit their inquiries to two pieces per family. The appraisers will get to all the paintings they possibly can in one day. The event will follow a first-come, first-serve protocol, with refreshments available while you wait.

Specializing in the conservation of oil paintings and gilded frames, Paul Gratz’s formal training began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was developed through various apprenticeships with some of the nation’s most respected art conservators.

Today, Paul leads a team of skilled artisans in combining modern techniques with Old World craftsmanship to offer the finest in treatment for oil paintings, murals and gilt objects. Since 1982 Paul Gratz has provided his services to museums, historical societies, universities, churches and many private collections.

Gratz Gallery has been a trusted representative for collectors in the expansion and upgrade of their fine American art collections for over 40 years, and the gallery is actively expanding its inventory by buying and consigning complete art collections and fine American paintings from The Pennsylvania Impressionists, Hudson River School, Old Masters, European Paintings, Abstract and Modern Art, Contemporary and Surrealist Art, American and European Impressionists.

You are invited to bring along any works you are considering for sale.

For information, visit the gallery online of call 215-348-2500.

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