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Area Art Appraisers and Auction Houses
Following standard museum professional policies and IRS guidelines, museum staff members may not provide dollar value appraisals for estates or federal tax deductions. They must be done by an independent, certified, appraiser. Most of the larger art auction houses have staff members who can provide this service.
In order to do an appraisal they normally request good color photographs of the work as a whole (front and back), photos of details such as the signature, any marks, labels, etc., on the back, and the appraiser may require other photos and information. Appraisers vary in areas of expertise, staff size, services provided, and fees.
We suggest you search for a fine art appraiser near your location who is familiar with the type of art object you want appraised by one of the following methods:
1. Contact the American Society of Appraisers
11107 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 310, Reston, VA 20190
Call Toll-Free 800-ASA-VALU (800-272-8258)
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time
You can visit their website where you can geographically search for appraisers by specialty (discipline personal property, specialty fine arts) www.appraisers.org/find-an-appraiser
2. Contact the Appraisers Association of America, Inc.
or use their online tool "Find an appraiser"
3. Contact one of the art auction houses listed below whose services include appraisals for insurance, taxes, estates, etc.:
Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC
1221 Bowers street, #1863
Birmingham MI 48012
DuMouchelles Art Gallery
409 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
Art of Estates
Susan J. Seaton MFA, Associate Appraiser
5868 E 71st, STE E187
Indianapolis IN 46220
Sharon Smith Theobald, ASA
Appraisal Associates International
3746 Westlake Ct.
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2118
832 West Superior St., Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60604
Bonhams (Chicago Office)
200 East Randolph St., Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
Christie’s (Chicago Office)
875 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3810
Chicago, Il 60611
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
1338 West Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607
Sotheby’s (Chicago Office)
980 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1815
Chicago, IL 60611
This list of area appraisers is also attached as a PDF.
This list is provided as a public service only. The individuals listed must be contacted at the discretion of the consumer.
The Museum warrants neither the quality, nor the accuracy, of the work done by any person or company on this list, or any other appraiser cited by Snite Museum staff members.
(updated June 26, 2019)