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Why Do You Need
an Appraisal?

Antique, Fine Art, & Personal Property Appraisal and Consulting

There are many reasons to have an appraisal. Replacement value for INSURANCE purposes, an appraisal ensures proper reimbursements for property damaged by fire, theft, moving, storage, flood, and any other type of destruction. Fair market value or Market value appraisals estimates the property for Sales, property settlements, divorce or annulments, charitable contributions, estate settlements & estate planning and any IRS or government valuations.

We consult with you for the sale of your property and recommend the best market, dealer, or most appropriate auction house. The consultation will assist you in maximizing your return. 

Read below to learn more about appraisals and the process ART DIRECTIVES takes when appraising your property:

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We will meet with you on site and inspect all items to be appraised. Afterward, we prepare a written inventory listing a full description of each item, including the artist or maker, type of object, title and subject, medium or materials, date or period, condition, provenance, dimensions, and framing information when applicable.

Research and Documentation

To augment our evaluation, we will research and document the current value of each item, analyzing comparable prices from galleries, auction houses, as well as dealers' and sales records. Our resources include ArtFact, Artnet, Art Sales Index, and online and computerized databases of auction records for antiques and fine arts from local, regional, national, and international auction houses, as well as other sources.

Digital Photography

We will provide digital photographs of each inventoried item. The photograph of each item will be integrated into the appraisal document.

Preparation and Fees Contract

A preparation and fees contract delineating the scope of services, terms and conditions, and estimated costs will be submitted for approval before work begins. Upon completion, a formal appraisal document will be submitted as a PDF or a colored catalog and hardcopy.

Read testimonials from past clients who have received appraisal services from ART DIRECTIVES.