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If your email is a request for the current value of a piece of art, please note that we are unable to provide appraisals of any type, even when requested on a Pat Haptonstall piece.
Typically homeowner's insurance policies will provide for "contents." This includes everything in your house - books, photos, computers, furniture and art. If you feel the total contents in your home, including precious items (art, jewelry, and furs) exceed the amount specified in your policy, then you need to get a rider for "fine arts.” Insurance companies will require an appraisal for any "fine art" listed on a rider.
Professional appraisers cannot legally appraise any item they have not personally inspected. Therefore, in order to obtain a valid appraisal, the work must be seen in person by a professional; photographs will not suffice. There is some good information on the Internet regarding many artists' work, so it should be fairly easy to compute an approximate value. If that value exceeds the amount of insurance you currently have, then you would do well to pay to get it professionally appraised. You may locate an appraiser in your local Yellow Pages, by contacting a gallery or museum in your area or for help online contact the American Society of Appraisers.