Art Appraisal Services
Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services provides professional appraisal reports of fine art and antiques for insurance scheduling, estate tax and planning, charitable contributions or gifts, and sales consultation.
After discussing an appraisal assignment with a potential client to determine intended use, intended users and type of value that fits the assignment, an estimate for services is provided. If both parties agree, clients will be asked to sign a letter of engagement. The appraisal process involves inspecting, photographing, researching, concluding value and writing the report. It is helpful to the appraiser for the client to provide any documentation they have for the items, which may include receipts, prior appraisals, letters from experts or original labels and exhibition records. The turn around time for an appraisal can take up to four to six weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the assignment.
Appraisal fees are based on an hourly fee structure, and not by the value of the items appraised. The billed hours are determined by the amount of time spent inspecting, cataloging and photographing the items, as well as research, value conclusion analysis, and writing of the report. An appraisal includes a signed original and one signed copy of the appraisal. Electronic versions are available by request.
For complicated appraisals or large estates, a free consultation and walk through can be arranged to determine the scope of work. Each assignment is unique, so call or email if you have questions regarding fee structure.
Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services
781.366.3259 | email@example.com