"As a certified fine art appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers, you can be assured your appraisal will be handled in a professional manner and is compliant with both USPAP standards and ISA Appraisal Writing Standards.
Appraisals can be prepared for an individual item, a collection or an entire estate. I value and prepare formal appraisal reports for Charitable Contribution/Donations, Damage/Loss Insurance Claims, Estate Taxes and Insurance Coverage.
All appraisals conform to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and IRS guidelines. I also offer complete collection management services for estates and collections.
Gilded Pear Gallery specializes in appraisals of Midwest Regionalist artwork, such as the works of Grant Wood, Marvin Cone, Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart, Curry and Conger Metcalf among others, but we also appraise a wide variety of fine art work including contemporary artists working today."
Suzy McGrane-Hop, ISA CAPP
ISA Website: http://www.isa-appraisers.org
Need an Appraisal?
What is an appraisal?
An appraisal is the act or process of determining value, estimating cost, or determining the present worth of an appreciable asset. Appraisal conclusions are arrived at through systematic and thorough analysis and processing of all relevant factors.
Who needs an appraisal?
Insurance companies often require separate policies for artwork, individuals and institutions alike should have current valuations performed on their property at least once 5 years or as the market conditions for a particular artist change.
What is the function of an appraisal?
The function of an appraisal is the use for which it will be employed. It is the reason why the appraisal is being conducted. The function of an appraisal is dictated by the client. Examples of appraisal functions are:
What is the purpose of an appraisal?
The purpose of an appraisal is the objective of the appraisal, or what the appraiser is seeking. It may be a monetary opinion such as a value, cost, or present worth. The purpose may also be a non-monetary opinion such as a report of authenticity. The purpose of the appraisal is determined by the appraiser in consultation with the client. Examples of appraisal purposes include: