Condition Reports at Auction: Fine Art and Photography

What are condition reports for? Why you want one & What you need to know Condition reports are available on all items auction houses offer including jewelry, furniture, decorative items, etc. but in this article we are focusing on Fine Art. When purchasing art at auction, it’s safe to assume that it has been previously owned and sometimes well loved. Because artworks are not always acquired directly from a gallery where they have been kept in pristine condition, it is important to assess the physical state of works through condition reports. At Clars, condition reports are completed upon request...

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