Questions to Ask An Appraiser

Questions to Ask An Appraiser What qualifies you to appraise my property? A qualified appraiser has formal education in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics, and law. The appraiser should be up to date on the latest appraisal standards. Continuing education and testing are the only ways to ensure this competence. The appraiser you hire should.. read more →

Instagram… as an art form?

Social media comes in all shapes and sizes and it is here to stay.  My daughter is presently taking a college English class where instead of writing papers in the traditional manner taught in schools, she is told to incorporate audio or visual techniques when communicating her ideas.  Technology has presented us with a whole new level.. read more →

Keeping Up With the Art & Collectibles Market

It has been a few busy months for L&L! Always working on staying current in the collectible and art markets we recently attended the Foundation for Appraisal Educations (FAE) seminar in San Francisco at Michaan’s Auctions. We were fortunate to hear a wonderful talk on contemporary Chinese Art by Susan Lahey of Eastern Art Consultants… read more →

Testimonial – Marc H. Stone

When my mother passed away nearly two years ago, I was left to make order out of a home (filled from basement to attic) of antiques and artifacts that were collected over a 60-year period. Having little knowledge in this area I was smart enough to realize I needed help. After a great deal of.. read more →

Testimonial – Lynn Hardacre, Esq.

My mother was downsizing after years of being a collector. My sister and I had no idea as to the value of her (very specialized) collections. Lisa and Lorie did a wonderful job of evaluating and appraising the items, marketing them and selling them. We really wanted one stop shopping, and within a week of.. read more →

Testimonial – Debby Phoenix

Lisa made a home visit as I had tons of questions about items I inherited and accumulated over the years. She was thorough and knowledgeable as we walked from room to room. Many of my questions were answered about various items including lamps, furniture and glassware. However, the best part of the visit was when.. read more →

Testimonial

You ran a fine Eastside sale last Friday and Saturday–courteous, clear, professional, secure. We appreciate the several Santons and the Cartier bottle opener for Perrier…Thanks for a good experience. I’ll sign on for your notices about Upcoming Sales. read more →

Is Your Valentine Worth A Fortune?

As seen in the Solon Life Magazine (February 2014) & EzineArticles.com When you think of February, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Snow? Leap Year? Groundhogs Day? The Super Bowl? If you are like us and many fellow romantics it is Valentine’s Day of course! February 14th, the time school children begin.. read more →

Ann Stone Collection of Napoleonic Decorative Arts

It has been an honor this past year working with the Ann Stone Napoleonic Collection. This collection was assembled from Mrs. Stone’s love and passion for Napoleon. A rarity indeed to find such a large and fine collection with only owner, but even more rare for the collector to have been a woman. Now, in.. read more →