Allyson Lee 

Art Appraisal Services


Allyson Lee, ASA                            

In 2014, after a twenty-five year career with a regional auction house, I established Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services, a fine art and antiques appraisal and consulting firm specializing in private collection management and appraisals for estate, charitable donation and insurance scheduling. I am senior appraiser accredited by the American Society of Appraisers with a specialty in Fine Art. 

I began my professional career in the Antiques and Fine Art industry in 1989, when I joined a Boston based auction firm. In 2005, I was promoted to the position of Director of Fine Arts & Marketing where I was responsible for procuring fine art consignments, gallery management, and marketing operations.  My role included researching, cataloging and valuing more than 1,000 works of art annually, as well as collaborating with collectors, museum directors, art experts, and dealers from around the world.  My responsibilities also included appearing at Appraisal Day events as the Fine Art Expert, supervising the appraisal department, and preparing appraisals of fine art for estate and charitable donation purposes. In addition to fine art, I gained significant cataloging experience working on a variety of large collections including, but not limited to, the Frederick Innes Collection of Asian Decorations, the D.D. Ryan Collection of Modern Furniture and Couture, A Room with a Vieux Collection of French Furniture, The Eli Buck Collection of Curiosities and Scientific Equipment and the Jacob Noble Collection of Art Glass and Contemporary Art. Since establishing my firm, I have worked with several New England auction houses as a freelance cataloguer and consultant, including Skinner, Inc., Morphy’s (formerly James D. Julia) and Copley Fine Art. 

In addition to appraising, I serve as personal curator for two private collections that encompass antiques of all types, including a collection of early American portraits, federal period furnishings and colonial silver from a prominent New York family and an extensive art collection from a prominent Newport and New York family.  My firm primarily serves law firms, wealth managers, private collectors, retail galleries and institutions in the Greater Boston area and throughout New England.  

Committed to the preservation of historic homes and their objects, I am a member in good standing of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where I serve as collections manager of the Dorothy Quincy Homestead; I recently served a two year term on the Board of Governors of Gore Place, the historic Waltham home of former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore; and I am a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Mayflower Society.  I am an accredited member of the American Society of appraisers and a supporter of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a former associate member of the Boston Estate Planning Council. 

In addition to my professional experience, my educational qualifications include receiving a 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. I also completed and passed the four course Personal Property Appraisal Studies Series administered by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and remain up to date with the required Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice  (USPAP) courses.  I frequently take continuing education courses through the American Society of Appraisers and provide lectures to non-profit organizations upon request.  

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 

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 Acquisition Consultation for items you wish to purchase
  • Freelance Fine Art Cataloging

All appraisals are prepared in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices and
​the Ethical and Professional Standards
required by the American Society of Appraisers.

Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services
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