I was recently contacted by a representative of Artnet about a free, five day trial of the Artnet Price Database for Decorative Arts.
I have tried the database and can say it has an excellent selection of property and auction houses, large numbers of items, excellent search and filtering options as well as carrying high quality dec arts. The database is excellent if you are searching for dec arts which are of high quality, where you dont have to sort through pages of lower level, poor condition property. Keep in mind, this is a dec arts database (antiques, furniture, rugs, clocks, ceramics, silver, etc).
The screen capture below shows portions of a results page, where I had searched under American Furniture with keywords, Federal, sideboard and mahogany. The database returned 351 results of quality Federal sideboards sold at auction (click on the image to enlarge). Each listed item is then clickable for additional details. If you are looking to keep a large number of items which were viewed in a workfile, it is easy to print the search page, and then print out the individual detail of select property for individual comps.
It is well worth trying out for the 5 day period. The complimentary five day trial expires on September 30th.
If you decide to subscribe the rates are either $28.95 for a monthly plan with unlimited searches or $299 for a one year subscription with unlimited searches.
Artnet reports on the offer
We are pleased to introduce the artnet Price Database Decorative Art—
the essential valuation tool for personal property appraisers.
This summer, artnet is pleased to offer you a complimentary five-day trial of the database:
· Find Decorative Art auction comparables in a wide range of categories, from furniture and silver to rugs and clocks· Get to know your market with access to upcoming and past auctions from local and international auction houses· Identify lots quickly and easily with our advanced search, which allows you to search by collecting category, object type, auction house, sale date, and more
Enter the code below to begin unlimited searching today.
Promotion must be redeemed before September 30, 2012.
For assistance with your trial, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.