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    1886 Cornelis Christian Dommersen Painting

    Appraised Value:

    $2,000 - $3,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: June 1, 2013

    Appraised in: Detroit, Michigan

    Appraised by: David Weiss

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Detroit (#1805)

    Originally Aired: February 3, 2014

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    Form: Painting
    Material: Oil
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $2,000 - $3,000 (2013)

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    Appraised By:

    David Weiss
    Paintings & Drawings, Rugs & Textiles

    Freeman's Auctioneers

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I acquired it at an estate sale. I really don't know a lot about it. I think I paid about $125. And I bought it mainly because I just liked the subject matter.

    APPRAISER: It's an oil on canvas, and it's been laid down to a wood panel, which was not uncommon. The artist is Cornelis Christiaan Dommersen, and it looks to me like it's dated 1886. And he was from Utrecht. He had a brother named Pieter, who was also a painter. He comes from a good tradition in Dutch painting of these townscapes or village scapes where you have people kind of going about everyday life. At auction today, this painting would probably be valued at about $2,000 to $3,000. So you have something nice to look at, and the investment not only paid off financially, but you've enjoyed it all these years.

    GUEST: Yes.

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