Appraisal Services


Janus Galleries specializes in fine art from the 19th and 20th centuries with a focus on oil paintings, watercolors and bronzes.  We are also  interested in viewing works for possible sale or consignment. Before contacting us about your artwork, it is helpful to have as much information as possible, including the artist’s name or initials, medium, the image size, provenance and condition.  Via email,  please send us whatever information you can obtain along with clear digital photos, preferably taken in natural light, of your artwork.



We often purchase artwork outright, and can also act as brokers for private sales or through auction. We buy quality paintings by listed artists (link to artists wanted part of the page). We do not buy or sell prints or photographs.



Verbal appraisals are provided at no charge, for original oils and water colors only, as time permits.  (Please limit your requests to a few works.) Written appraisal fees start at $150.  Discounts will be applied for multiple works by the same artist. Personal visits by a gallery representative may require additional charges. Any appraisal requests may be sent to  Kindly include your contact information, as well as clear photos, size and provenance. All requests will be answered promptly.



We have teamed with one of the finest art restorers in the country, who has decades of experience in the restoration of oils, watercolors, prints, frames and other mediums. Located near Chicago, he visits our gallery monthly to pick up and drop off works. Within 10 days of pick-up, you will receive a detailed quote.  At that point you may decide to proceed with the restoration, or have the piece returned as is. Restored pieces are generally returned in about a month.