We appraise art for retail replacement value for insurance purposes, and values for estate purposes. We have also helped corporations and individuals who wish to either downsize or liquidate their fine art collections. Our relationships with galleries, dealers and auction houses serve as reliable sales outlets for our clients.

Providing Fine Art Appraisals For The Following:

PRINTS

DRAWINGS

PAINTINGS

SCULPTURES

PHOTOGRAPHS

TAPESTRIES

ETCHINGS

LITHOGRAPHS

DIVORCE

CIVIC

RESALE

INSURANCE

RETAIL REPLACEMENT

ESTATES

TAX PURPOSES

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

MUSEUMS

LIBRARIES

CHURCHES

SYNAGOGUES

CORPORATIONS

BANKS

UNIVERSITIES

INSTALLATIONS

Confidentiality requires that we don’t discuss Private Collections

Over the past 35 years, we have done over 40,000 appraisals.

Please inquire by calling the number below:

713-622-8824

Appraisals include on-site inspection, investigation, analysis, and full description of subject property. Detailed research follows the inspection.

For estate, donation and even insurance appraisals, any reliable provenance (history and background of the art object including bills of sale), should be provided to the appraiser by the client. In all cases, the purpose and scope of the appraisal must be clearly defined by the client.

 

Responsibilities of the Appraiser:

The appraiser will provide the client with an original report and a copy which include the following:

A. Catalogue listing the items appraised, each with a monetary valuation.

B. A description of each item including all data necessary in the making of a valid appraisal.

C. Your appraisal is kept strictly confidential.

D. The appraiser cannot act as advocate or negotiator, and must maintain the objective nature of the findings at all times.

E. The relationship between the appraiser and the client must be based upon trust; the reliance of the client upon the appraiser to use the full extent of his professional knowledge and abilities.