Sample Appraisal: Walter E. Baum oil landscape ‘Peaceful Valley’

Sample Appraisal: Walter E. Baum oil landscape ‘Peaceful Valley’

Appraisal ID: 10262
Appraised On: Jan 18, 2006
Market Value: $ 7,000.00
Replacement Value: $ 8,750.00


This peaceful scene is typical of the work by Walter Emerson Baum
(1884-1956). His paintings were almost exclusively small town and
countryside scenes from his native Pennsylvania. In addition to being a
painter, he was a museum direct, teacher, and critic. He also was
considered the “father of art in the Lehigh Valley.” Based on
comparative data for other W. E. Baum paintings recently sold, and
considering the similarities and differences for the condition, size,
artistic merit, and age, we have valued the subject painting as
Item/Title: Peaceful Valley
Date/Period of Manufacture: 1884-1956
Condition: Very good
Manufacturer/Artist/Author: Walter Emerson Baum
Dimensions (HxWxD): the painting size is 18 inches by 24 inches & the outside dimensions of the frame: 23 inches by 27 inches
Inscription: Signed lower right W. E. BAUM and signed on the back
History/Provenance: just acquired from an estate sale

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value based on market comparable research of the item description and
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genuineness, attribution or authorship is represented.

Current Fair Market Value is the price agreed on between a
willing buyer and seller, neither being required to act, and both having
reasonable knowledge of the facts.

Replacement Value is the price in terms of money that would be
required to replace the property in question with another of similar
age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance and condition, within a
reasonable length of time in an appropriate market.

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