"Portrait of a Lady" (detail)
Dutch (b. 1656 - d. 1687)
oil on canvas
49 1/2" x 39 1/2"
Fine Art Appraisals
From the Old Masters to cutting edge Contemporaries, we appraise individual original works of fine art and entire fine art collections from the 15th to the 21st Century:
OIL PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS, DRAWINGS, PRINTS, SCULPTURE, PHOTOGRAPHS
Our confidential art appraisal reports are conducted for the following specific purposes:
Insurance Replacement Value Appraisals
to document, value and protect your valuable artworks in case of loss or damage
Fair Market Value Appraisals
for financial planning and settlement of estates
equitable distribution of assets
cases of divorce
and tax deductible IRS charitable donations
Market Value Appraisals
for sales and marketing
collateral valuation of non-cash assets
We can meet your specific legal requirements and when required we can provide Expert Witness testimony and depositions for all of our art appraisal report documents.
We serve a national clientele. Do you live in a remote area ? Please know that we are available to travel both nationally and internationally to value our client's artworks and collections on short notice.
Do you have an emergency situation or one that requires meeting a rapidly approaching deadline? We are fully prepared to professionally deal with emergency and / or unusual situations on short notice.
THE DEFINITION OF AN APPRAISAL:
The North American Conference of Appraisal Organizations defines an appraisal as:
"A written statement, independently and impartially prepared by a qualified appraiser, setting forth an opinion of defined value of an adequately described property,as of a specific date, supported by the presentation and analysis of relevant market information."
A QUALIFIED APPRAISER:
Our Director Mark Alexander is a trained and tested fully Accredited Member of The International Society of Appraisers ( Member # 205261). The International Society of Appraisers specializes in the appraisal of Personal Property and is recognized by both The North American Conference of Appraisal Organizations and The Appraisal Foundation, Washington, D.C. (Please click on ISA LISTING at left)
All of our fine art appraisals are conducted and our report documents are written in accordance with The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines established by The Appraisal Foundation and the International Society of Appaisers Report Writing Standards and Code of Ethics. Our appraisal reports are IRS compliant and meet the current eligibility standards and required professional qualifications in regard to accreditation and credentials.
Art Services 2000 Ltd. has been selected as a CHUBB Personal Insurance Preferred Services Provider
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
Our art appraisal report documents adhere to the internationally accepted J. Paul Getty Trust Object ID Guidelines for the description and photographic documentaion of art objects. This is the international standard recognized by UNESCO, INTERPOL, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Scotland Yard, ICOM and many other international cultural and law enforcement organizations and agencies.
PLEASE BEWARE OF "FREE ART APPRAISALS" AND ANY "APPRAISER" WHO OFFERS TO BUY
YOUR WORK OF ART
FINE ART IS OUR ONLY BUSINESS.