about

Allyson Lee 

Art Appraisal Services

Allyson Lee                                Independent Fine Art Appraiser


ALLYSON LEE, an Independent Fine Art Appraiser and the sole proprietor of Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services, has over twenty years of experience in the Antique and Fine Art Auction industry, including over fifteen years of appraisal and research experience. Ms. Lee received her Master of Arts Degree in Art from Eastern Illinois University in 1987, after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Salem State University, with a minor in Business Administration in 1985.    She has completed and passed the four course Principles of Valuation Series administered through the American Society of Appraisers and has completed additional coursework and remains current with USPAP (the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices).


Ms. Lee began her professional career in the Antiques and Fine Art industry in 1989, when she joined a regional auction house as marketing manager, responsible for approximately 4-5 million dollars in antique and fine art sales annually. In 1995, she began researching and cataloging Fine Art and Antiques, and by 2000, Ms. Lee was Director of Fine Arts, where she was responsible for the research, cataloging and valuation of approximately 1,000 works of art annually.   Ms. Lee is considered a generalist personal property appraiser with an expertise in fine art. Her experience includes valuing Old Master works, 18th and 19th century European and American Paintings, 20th century Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture and Prints.  Her contacts in the art field extend globally and include museum curators, experts, conservators, dealers, and collectors.  Although her primary area of expertise is Fine Art, her twenty plus years of experience working at a full service auction house cataloging, researching, and selling general antiques of all kinds, has prepared her to provide antique and general household content appraisals. Whenever necessary, Ms. Lee consults with area experts and specialty appraisers for high value or unusual items beyond her areas of expertise.


One of her responsibilities as Director of Fine Arts, Ms. Lee was responsible for preparing appraisals of fine art for estate, insurance, and charitable donation purposes and collaborating on larger estate appraisals.  Her many years of preparing appraisals and working with executors, lawyers and experts from all disciplines has been instrumental in qualifying her as a personal property appraiser.   Ms. Lee has participated in numerous appraisal day events for community and non-profit organizations.


Passionate about historic preservation, Ms. Lee is a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of American and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She has lectured on appraisal practices and the fine art market at several law firms, estate planning councils and in retirement communities throughout New England.


Professional Organizations:
Associate Member - Boston Estate Planning Council

New England Historic Geneological Society


Appraisal Services 

  • Fair Market Value Appraisals for Estate Tax, Estate Planning and Distribution
  • Fair Market Value Appraisals for Gift or Charitable Contribution
  • Replacement Value Appraisals for Insurance Scheduling  or Loss Claims
  • Fair Value Appraisals for Divorce Settlement & Asset Management


Art CollectionManagement Services

  • Collection Archiving with Photography 
  • Coordinating the Restoration & Framing of Works of Art
  • Market Consultation & Auction Representation
  • Estate Liquidation Consultation 


Auction Services

  • Auction Representation for items you wish to sell
  • Bidding and Aquisition Consultation for items you wish to purchase
  • Freelance Fine Art Cataloging


All appraisal services rendered comply with USPAP and the Ethical and Professional Standards

required by The Appraisal Foundation and the American Society of Appraisers