Thank you for reading my thread. I posted a similar thread earlier in the year, and I want to get as much feedback as possible. My sister and I own a violin by Lorenzo Ventapane, Naples c 1840 (#S3291C). Our dad purchased it for our sister for $110,000 in approximately 2000. It was purchased from Bein & Fushi in Chicago. Unfortunately, my sister got sick and she stopped playing the instrument in approximately 2010. Since 2010, my dad's small business has crumbled into pieces due to the recession and my sister's health got worse.
I sent the violin to Bein & Fushi in late 2010/early 2011 in hopes of selling the violin under a consignment agreement, but it has not been sold yet.
We really need to sell the violin in a very short period now to pay for my sister's medical bills and to support my parents monthly living.
I am currently in Manhattan, NY. What or where will be my best option. I am willing to sell the violin at a discount. Please help us with your feedback. I truly appreciate your read. Thank you very much.
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