The Fresno Art Museum is pleased to present this valuation day event after a hiatus due to COVID. This event gives members of our community the opportunity to discover the value of family heirlooms or treasures found in the attic. Bonhams’ specialists will provide an informal verbal appraisal that will include an estimated value based on what the object might sell for at auction. The value is based on the specialist’s expertise and knowledge of what similar items are fetching in the current auction market. If an object meets the minimum consignment requirements, you will have the option to consign your item to Bonhams for sale at auction. Specialists are from the San Francisco office of the esteemed Bonhams auction house and frequent guests on the popular PBS series Antique Road Show.
Things You Should Know:
• You can drop by on April 15 with your items and get your verbal appraisal on a first-come, first-served basis or you can call Kathy Wong (number above) to make a reservation. DO NOT CALL THE MUSEUM FOR RESERVATIONS!
• You must be able to carry your items into the Museum on your own (Museum staff is unable to provide assistance).
• For categories not represented, it may be possible for the specialists to provide photos and details to the appropriate specialist at Bonhams after the event (no guarantees).
• Any consignment agreements are between you and Bonhams; the Fresno Art Museum is not involved with any auction activity.
• If you have a family membership or above, up to two persons may each attend the event with up to five items each for the member price of $40 per person for the first three items and $10 each for an additional two items, not per membership. Individual memberships only admit the member for the member price.
• No written appraisals will be provided.
Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognized internationally throughout all sectors of fine art, jewelry, motorcars, and collectors’ markets.