Client Testimonials » A Private Collector

Paul called Ray Waterhouse having seen a painting by Paul Chabas for $15,000 on the Waterhouse & Dodd website. Although disappointed with purchases made from auction catalogues, Paul agreed to buy the painting, comfortable with the guarantees given by Ray. He then sought advice from Ray for future acquisitions.

Paul writes, “I have asked Ray to provide his opinion on a number of important paintings I was interested in buying from a Renoir portrait of a girl to Italian paintings of the 1960s. He has put me off most of them due to their bad condition or inflated asking price, giving me well-researched reports which I like because they combine an independent viewpoint with his personal opinion.”

Marino Marini
We were able to be the expert eyes for our Minnesota client for this work when it came up a London auction, and then arranged for UK tax exemption, shipping and delivery.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Our client wanted advice on this as he said he might be unduly influenced by the likeness to his daughter, and he didn’t want to overpay. We gave him comparative results and market information and we arrived at a fair maximum bid which was successful.