Private Purchase ConsultationIn the event you have already found an instrument or bow you wish to purchase but would like a professional opinion before making your final purchase, D.B.F.V. offers the following consultation services to help you make the best decision.Auction Purchase ConsultationThis unique service lets you make a purchase at auction while receiving professional advice from our firm. It can be overwhelming to say the least if you are inexperienced at choosing among several hundred lots at any given auction. This is not the ideal purchasing environment as you need to make up your mind quickly before the auctioneer brings the hammer down to the highest bidder! When buying at auction you must have the skills necessary to ascertain whether an instrument or bow is authentic, in good condition, of normal size, sounds good, priced fairly, etc. If you are not careful, you may purchase something that is very hard to resell or possibly even fake! It takes years of experience to be able to assess properly the value of a particular instrument or bow. Owner/PresidentDavid Brewer has 13 years of experience buying at auction houses such as: Sotheby’s, Tarisio’s, Christies, Brompton’s, Skinner’s, Bonham’s and Gardner Houlgate. His professional opinion about the appropriate price to pay and the genuine attribution of the lot that interests you can be provided along with an unbiased condition report that shows the most accurate portrayal of the current state of preservation of the lot you are considering buying. In most cases, he can bid on the lot that interests you while maintaining your anonymity. We would require a Buyer’s Agent Agreement before the bidding starts. *Contact us for more details regarding these services and corresponding fees.
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