Art and Antique Appraisals



The expertise of the Art Directives team spans all areas of art, antiques and the personal property market. The staff prides themselves in their ability to coordinate efforts as a team even from various locations around the country to conduct and produce thorough appraisal documents to suit the needs of each individual client.


Saira Saeed joined Art Directives, INC., in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History and Studio Art from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her decade of experience at Art Directives has given Saira an in depth knowledge of fine arts and decorative arts and has given her a keen eye in identifying and researching a wide range of personal property.  Her expertise includes identification of Fine Arts, Antiques, Furniture, China, Porcelains and a strong concentration in American, English and Continental Silver.  Saira coordinates Art Directives central office in Blue Bell, PA.


Elana Markus has been a proud member of the Art Directives team since 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and Master of Arts from USC in Art History. Her widespread experience in dealing with different types of art stems from working in various museums. Prior to coming to Art Directives, Elana worked in the Antiquities Curatorial Department of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, at Sotheby's in Los Angeles, as well as the National Gallery of Art and the Royal Academy of Art in London. Elana coordinates the Art Directives office in Southern California.