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Why Start with a Preview

A preview prior to appraisal aims to make our Asian art consulting & appraisal services accessible and affordable. As independent art consultants and appraisers, we work very hard in the hope that we can make a difference in the art community. We understand your concerns about appraisal cost. We offer an informational preview to cut down your cost. First, peview allows you to benefit from our expertise at a price you can afford. Second, preview comments prepared by Dr. Wei Yang will answer some basic questions regarding what you have and its suitability for appraisal. We strive to be friendly, helpful and generous, but we have our limits.

We can no longer attend to inquires without being compensated for our time. Everyday, we are overloaded with a large volume of inquiries. Could you tell me what I have and its value? Is my art work authentic or valuable? Can you tell me where and how to sell my art? A quick response to this kind of questions is usually not possible, since each art work is unique, calling for different approaches and solutions.

A preview is NOT an Authentication. We may discuss the authenticity issue to support our opinions on the suitability of your property for appraisal. Our preview comments are for identification only, showing no intent on authenticating an artwork.

A preview is NOT an online appraisal. Our preview comments are our objective opinions on the merit of your art work for appraisal, with no indication of value. Assigning a specific value to an art work is the content of an appraisal, which requires in-depth research & a proper inspection of the property guided by appraisal methodologies.

A preview does NOT serve insurance and taxation purposes, since it is NOT an appraisal. If you need an appraisal for insurance (coverage and claim) and taxation (income, estate, or capital gains, charitable donation, etc), commissioning an appraisal from a qualified art appraiser would serve you in the end. We all know that defending an insufficiently supported value conclusion in court can be costly, and fixing a poorly prepared appraisal is equally complicated.

How to Order a Preview

Before you request a preview, please understand the preliminary nature of our preview comments. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data on which we form our opinions due to the less ideal photo inspection method.

Step 1: Make the payment via PayPal by following the link below, or issue a check made out to "Wei Yang Art, LLC" and mail it to 274 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.


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Step 2: Identify your appraisal needs (sale, insurance, or tax, etc.), summarize the provenance (history of ownership), and report the condition (good, fair or poor, describe the damage if any) of your property.

Step 3: Submit 3 or 4 photos of the property (front, back, top, bottom, inscription or mark, etc.) as email attachments. Please consult Photo Instructions before you send photos. Please do NOT include photos in the email body, since this delivery method would limit our ability to examine important details, based on which we form our opinions.

Ready for a Preview? Send Photos to Dr. Yang

After receiving your photos and preview fee, we will send our comments via email in 3 business days (or 72 hours). Faster services are available upon request. The preview fee will be credited toward the final appraisal fee if proceed.

If we are unable to help you, we will issue a full refund. If you don't hear from us after 3 days, please Contact Us immediately.

Authentication vs. Appraisal

For clarification, authentication and appraisal are two separate procedures. The former is processed by a scientist or a designated authenticator via the channel of scientific verifications. The latter would be conducted by an appraiser by adopting appropriate appraisal methodologies.  If you are looking for authentication, please contact an authentication lab directly for assistance. As appraisers, we analyze the originality of your art work to form the base for valuation, research the market, report a value conclusion based on our findings in the form of an appraisal report. In the report, we may comment on the originality of your art work, however, our comments are personal opinions and conclusions that do not serve as a certificate of authenticity.

We are independent Asian art professionals with credentials, experience and integrity.  We will never ask you to pay for services that are unnecessary. If your property merits an appraisal and you are ready to proceed, we will discuss your appraisal need or intended use, offer inspection options, and propose a suitable type of appraisal for your consideration. Once you approve our draft appraisal proposal, we will send you a formal engagement letter for your signature. The appraisal report we prepare complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Our value conclusion is based on a careful assessment of the value features possessed by your property (originality, rarity, quality, condition, age and visual appeal) in light of the recent performance of qualified comparables at their most appropriate marketplaces.

We strive to serve you to the best of our abilities at an affordable rate. We value professional integrity, competence and objectivity in our practice.


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