For the person, executor or family member who is faced with selling exceptional pieces of jewelry, art, fine furnishings and rugs, B J Naranjo-Smith is offering a Brokerage Service for such items. A meeting can be arranged to view, photograph and determine if such items are indeed major auction house material.
Jewelry will be appraised by an ISA Certified Gemologist to determine market value. Local jewelry stores are not considered for appraisal on these items, because of the IRS intricacies of establishing Fair Market Value. If there is a large amount of jewelry, the appraiser will come here from Dallas to evaluate the items in your presence. Owner or estate will be responsible for Gemologist appraisal fees and auction house fees. Both Heritage Auctions and Dallas Auction Galleries do large auctions of primarily fine jewelry at least twice a year.
As your broker, Mrs. Naranjo-Smith will research artwork to determine which auction house or gallery will best represent your collection. She will negotiate prices for consignment or auction, and be responsible for seeing that items are packed and shipped in the safest way. Owners will be responsible for shipping charges and all sales fees .
Fine furniture and rugs will be appraised by Mrs Naranjo-Smith and she will present them to various auction houses to ascertain their interest in said items.
The brokerage fee will be 10% of the hammer price.