You also need to be aware of the different types of antique art available and which ones are valuable. In the art world, just because it’s old and well-maintained doesn’t necessarily mean it’s valuable. You must also be able to distinguish between authentic antiques and well-constructed replicas, a crucial aspect of selling high-value antique art.
The next step is to prepare your art for sale. This may include cleaning, framing, and attaching a label with all the pertinent information. It’s also a good idea to take high-quality photographs of the art — both front and back.
Once this step is complete, it’s time to start advertising. There are several ways to do this, but the most common is to list the art on online auction sites or classified websites. Some people even elect to put up flyers in art galleries or antique stores. However, these methods often have diminishing returns and will likely not attract the most qualified buyers for high-end works. It’s best to partner with a full-service auction house like Lion & Unicorn to handle the advertising step.