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Primary Area of Expertise

Fine Arts Valuation

Expert Witness Profile

Among our specialties is handling difficult and complex assignments. We appraise Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Artifacts, providing documentation for Insurance, Damage & Loss, Estate Tax & Planning, and Charitable Gift Donation purposes. Expert witness testimony (numerous) includes unique assignments: Kennedy Assassination Zapruder film, estates of prominent Artists, even work that disappeared (stolen or destroyed). 40 year Member of Appraisers Association of America, past president, 25 years board member, highly experienced appraiser and consultant for private, corporate, and museum clientele. USPAP certified. NYU instructor (15 years), lectures on Legal Issues regarding Art Valuation. Board member on 3 arts organizations. Based in New York City, & Hudson River Valley, & Austin, TX. As needed, we engage qualified, trusted specialist/experts to deliver professional reports that will withstand a legal or IRS Art Review Board challenge. All work is documented with photographs and reference sources.

Areas of expertise:
Art: Fine and Decorative, European and American 18th century through contemporary (painting, sculpture, works on paper, furniture, ceramics, silver and decorative objects), unusual artifacts.