Art and Antique Appraisals

Individual Art Appraisal Services

 

Individual Art Appraisals

How many times have you wondered what your artwork or the old antique furniture your Grandmother left you is worth?

Maybe you've just inherited a large collection of china or silver - or maybe you've been collecting that certain something over the years and would like to know its collective value.

Whether you're a knowledgeable collector in your own right, or have acquired items of value through any other means, we can appraise them.   ART DIRECTIVES can help you ascertain the value of one item or a hundred items or more! 

 

More and more, as individuals acquire items of value, it is important to have an up-to-date accounting of these items for Insurance or Sales purposes.  Additionally, perhaps you have an older family member who is getting ready to scale down their residence, and needs help in determining the value of a lifetime's worth of heirlooms.  You may wish to have these items carefully documented and cataloged for whatever future your family desires by an unbiased certified appraiser - you never know. 

 

You and your family may be sitting on an item of great wealth and not be aware of it - we read stories everyday about how valuable items are found in someone's attic!  Feel free to Contact Us should you have any questions surrounding your individual appraisal needs.

 

Replacement Value for Insurance is defined as: The highest price in terms of cash or other precisely revealed terms that would be required to replace property with another of similar age, quality, origin, appearance, provenance, and condition, within a reasonable length of time in an appropriate market.  Since items involved in an appraisal are either one of a kind or were produced in very limited quantity, this definition assumes that an item cannot be replaced new with an exact duplicate.  Therefore, additional consideration must be made for the replacement as to artistic merit, desirability, characteristics and period of execution.