Founded in 1985 by Nicole Riddle & The Tucci Family, Nicole Maleine Antiques, Inc is a direct Importer of Fine French Antiques & Accessories. Our objective has always been to provide great value to our customers by offering high quality antiques at reasonable prices. Over the years we have developed an efficient network of connections all over Europe to receive new merchandise regularly. Our inventory offers a large selection of period and style antiques from the 18th to 20th century including Bedroom and Dining furniture, Lighting, Home Accessories, Architectural Elements, etc....... We can easily arrange shipping Nationwide. We understand it is not always easy to purchase an antique online so do not hesitate to ask us for additional pictures or even videos.

Appraisal: We understand that the purpose of this appraisal is to determine the fair market value of the antique, collectible, or artwork. In preparing this online appraisal, we will consider various factors based on our expertise including but not limited to the condition of the piece, recent sales of comparable pieces, age, provenance, and basic physical condition. The appraisal report will include the following information: country of origin with maker name or nationality of artist if available, description of the piece, approximate date of the item and estimated value. The report will be based on the information ascertained from research and analysis in support of the appraiser's opinion. The fee is $50.00 per item. The appraisal report will take no more than 72 hours from the date of the receipt of your payment to be delivered. We will email the report to you at the email address you provided no more than 72 hours from the date of the receipt of your payment. We reserve the right to refuse to appraise any item offered for appraisal. This proposal is subject to the following conditions, which are expressly made a part of the agreement for appraisal services: Certification and Statement of Contingent and Limiting Conditions The appraiser has no present or contemplated future interest in the property being appraised and neither the employment of the appraiser nor the compensation paid to the appraiser is contingent upon the appraisal value of said item. The appraiser has no bias with respect to the subject matter or parties involved in any sale (if applicable). All conclusions and opinions concerning the appraisal that are set forth in the report were prepared by the appraiser unless otherwise indicated. No change of any item in the report shall be made by anyone other than the appraiser and the appraiser shall have no responsibility for any unauthorized change. Information, estimates, and opinions furnished to the appraiser and contained in the report were obtained from sources considered reliable and believed to be true and correct. No responsibility for the accuracy of items furnished to the appraiser by other parties may be assumed by the appraiser. Neither all, nor any part of the content of the report, or copy thereof, shall be used for any purposes by anyone but the client specified in the report without previous written consent of the appraiser. If applicable, appraisals are subject to satisfactory completion of repairs or restoration and value conclusions are contingent upon completion of the improvements in a workmanlike manner. The appraiser has no interest in the item appraised and the appraiser has not made any offer to buy the item appraised. The appraisal value does not guarantee a selling price for item appraised. The value is based on research and expertise and remains the opinion of the appraiser. This appraisal, additional sales records, and other opinions provided do not constitute a guarantee of sale. In the event that an error is made in the appraisal, the liability of the appraiser shall be limited to the amount of the fee paid for the appraisal. The fair market value has been defined as the price at which a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither under any compulsion to buy or sell, without the necessity of a forced sale and commensurate with the market in which the item most commonly sells and with both parties having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts agree on the sale price of the item. This appraisal reflects the appraiser's opinion of the fair market value which has been established by rarity, comparability to similar items in the current market being offered and sold at private galleries and public auctions, published sales records, desirability, condition, and recent market trends.

Restoration Services: Antique Restoration: Restoration can be as simple as light cleaning to remove disfiguring dirt or grime, such as on the surface of painting, or it may include near complete rebuilding , or replacement, as it may be tha case with old furniture. The main goal of "restoration" is to restore the original apperance or funcionality of a piece. There is a lot of difference between restoring and repairing. You may achieve functionality with a repair, but restoring item properly is an art-form. Finishes might/may be stripped and redone, but it is essential that the original patination is retained, if possible. Stripping is only done as a last resort, especially with antique furniture.

Furniture Repair: Applies to all of the aspects of repairs needed to make a piece of furniture functional and properly working again (such as adjusting doors, drawers, replacing hardware, fixing unstable/wobbly elements, tightening and repairing of loose joints, adding felt pads, etc)

Touch ups/ Spot Repairs: The object is to repair the minor damage to the wood (such as scratches or blemishes) and blend the finish to match the surrounding area so that it is virtually undetectable.

Distressing/ Custom Color Matching: Distressing refers to adding speckles and marks intended to give an item the desired dented and distressed appearance (antiqued look). Custom Color Matching is the process of matching customers sample as closely as possible.

Waxing/Polishing: Used to improve the appearance of the furniture, repel water to some degree and create low friction surface that resists scratches. Both polish and wax assist in adding a slick protective film that helps to protect the finish from abrasion.

Furniture Refinishing: Involves stripping: Used to either achieve a completely new look for a piece of furniture, or when the original finish is beyond repair. The original finish is entirely removed, then the exposed wood is sanded, stained and new finish is applied.
No stripping: The objective is to clean and cosmetically improve the overall appearance of a piece. It includes coloring, filling up scratches and chips, blending worn areas with new stain, revitalizing existing finish with a fresh new clear coat if needed.

Marble Repair. Examples of our works:

By appointment only.
Cyril Tucci
Montgomery, Alabama, 36104

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