Appraisal Services

Why get an appraisal?

To insure your collection

Protect yourself against damage or loss due to theft or disaster.
With an appraisal you won’t buy too much or too little protection.

To donate to a museum or other non-profit organization

Claim your donation on your taxes and get a deduction.
Most museums require an appraisal before accepting a donation.

To know how much your art is worth before you sell it

Get the full value of your art; don’t get ripped off.

For estate taxes or estate planning

When an estate passes from one entity to another, the government requires a value of the entire estate, including artwork, for tax purposes.
For estate planning, to divide your estate in the exact manner you wish, you need to know the current value of what it is you want to divide.

For your own edification