We provide all kinds of art and personal property appraisals for: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Fine Art Prints, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Ceramics, Antiques, Collectibles, Luxury Goods, Native American Art, Residential & Household Goods, Large Estates, and more! Let us know what kind of appraisal we can help you with.
Why hire us for your art appraisal?
We have extensive appraisal experience with art, antiques, collectibles and other personal property. We strive to bring you the very best professional experience. Our appraisal process always begins with an emphasis on honesty and compassion.
• Meets the Appraiser Qualifications of the IRS
• Appraisal Foundation USPAP Compliant
• Trusted, Unbiased, Transparent
• Bonded, Insured, Background Checked
• Specializing: Large household estates.
How does appraising work?
Gathering accurate information for an art appraiser is crucial. This can involve using special lighting, magnification, accurate measurements, etc. Looking at the back, bottom, or inside of an item can often reveal hidden clues. Information on the provenance (where it came from) is sometimes important in putting a value on an item, but not always.
An appraiser develops an “opinion of value” based many things, including research and experience. The results are in no way contingent upon the fees. Click here for more information.
An in-person summary appraisal can be used either for Insurance, Estates, Divorce, IRS Donation, Liquidation, etc. As with any good art appraiser, our fees are not connected with outcome, but are based on our hourly rate, which is $95.00. The final cost of an art or personal-property appraisal can range depending on the hours of research required.
Sometimes people ask “is my art worth appraising?” An online appraisal can be a great, cost effective way to start for SOME items. These appraisals are typically “restricted” and can only be used by the client (not for insurance, IRS, etc.). For a prepaid fee of $39.00 we will review uploaded photos of your item and give you a certified appraisal. If it’s determined a more comprehensive in-person appraisal is needed, the cost of the online art and personal property appraisal will be applied.
“I’ve worked as a fine artist (oil painting and lithography) and an advertising art director. I grew up around art, antiques and old books and I love history. I’ve appraised over 100,000 items. Living in Colorado means you are likely to come across practically anything when appraising art!”
Christie’s Education, London, UK
University of Colorado, B.A., Boulder
Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Completed Appraisal and Art Courses: Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, USPAP 2013 • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising • Market Analysis: When, Where and How Much to Write • Matrimonial Valuations • The Middle Market: Art Auction Case Studies • Research Methods for Appraisers • Theory & Methodology • Jewelry Lecture Series • Antiquities: Caveat Emptor • Mid Century Modern Design • USPAP 2018 • USPAP 2020 | Wood Identification in Context, Yale Furniture Study | Christie’s Education, London, UK, Art of Business | Art Students League of Denver: Monoprints • Pastel Painting Techniques • Oil Painting Studies with Quang Ho, Master Painter | Minneapolis Center for Book Arts: Letterpress Printing • Book Making and Repair • Box Making
Aurora History Museum “Antique Appraisal Events”
Sponsor Colorado Music Festival
Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Parent Advisory Board, Aurora, CO
Emergency Family Assistance Association, Boulder, CO, Guild
Member Appraisers Association of America
Member Boulder County Estate Planning Council
Member Women in Digital Agencies Network
Member Plein Air Artists Colorado
Member Association of Online Appraisers
Member Friends of Painting and Sculpture “FOPAS“ Denver Art Museum
“I have a great interest in contemporary and estate jewelry, and do my own custom metalsmithing and jewelry design. I love hearing about family histories, heirlooms, and special treasures passed through the generations. The endless learning process of art and jewelry appraisal services keeps me engaged and passionate about this work.”
Grand Canyon University, B.S. Phoenix, AZ
Completed Appraisal and Art Courses: Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice, USPAP 2017 • USPAP 2019 | Boulder School of Metals: Advanced Silversmithing Techniques | International School of Gemology, ISG: Introduction to Watches • Pearls Course • Diamonds • Colored Gemstones • Gemology Tools and Techniques • Created and Treated Gemstones • Personal Property Appraising • Registered Gemologist Appraiser Practical Module
Boulder Valley School District
Boulder Art Association Boulder, CO
Online Appraisers Association
Need additional services?
We are pleased to announce that we will be expanding beyond art appraisals to include more auction services featuring Monthly Online Auctions through our various partners, as well as periodic Live Auctions. Next auction will be our Spring Sale held in Spring 2020.
We also offer shipping and cleanout services through various partnership.
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Personal property appraising
The independence, expertise and experience of a appraisers is critical to establishing a credible valuation. As appraisers we follow the the U.S. Congressionally authorized source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications set forth by the Appraisal Standard’s Board through the Appraisal Foundation’s code of ethics of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).