Allyson Lee 

Art Appraisal Services


Inventory Services:  $75 per hour or $500 per day (8 hours)
Inventory services include photographing, cataloging, and data entry.    A spreadsheet and customizable reports are designed to complement the client’s needs.  A hard copy, as well as a digital  copy are provided at the end of the project. 

Authentication Coordination:   $150 flat fee. 
For clients who want to pursue art authenticated prior to valuation, sale, or gift.   Appraisers are not authenticators.  This must be done by the appropriate committee or expert.  The fee of $150 includes photographing the works, contacting the appropriate committees or experts, and explaining the process to the owners, and coordinating shipping if need be.  The fee is in addition to the authentication fees and shipping and handling.  

Sales Consultation:   Flat $150 fee for 1 hour consultation, or finder's fee. 
Wondering what to do with the painting you inherited from grandma or the antique that doesn't fit in your new home?  As an independent appraiser, Allyson Lee will not offer to buy your property outright.  Consultations are unbiased and take into consideration your needs.  Her contacts in the antique and auction world are a valuable resource for clients who wish to sell their items.  The difference between the auction and gallery consignment process is explained to clients, as well as various market options.  For clients who would like assistance with auction or gallery placement, the fee is waived in lieu of a finders fee paid by the auction house or gallery.  The service includes photographing the item, contacting various venues, negotiating terms on their behalf, then presenting the client with choices so they can make an informed decision.     

Art Aquisitions:  

If you are looking to acquire a work by a certain artist, I can help by perusing gallery and auction inventories.  After meeting with you and discussing your collecting goals and tastes, Allyson Lee acts as an intermediary and becomes your eyes and ears in the market.   Her fees are negotiated based on a percentage of the consummated sale.  Allyson Lee is not a dealer, therefore, none of the works belong to her.   

Freelance Cataloging, Bidding & Research:  

Are you a dealer or auction house in need of assistance cataloging a large collection? Are you a collector or institution that would like help documenting their collection or bidding at auction. Allyson Lee is familiar with several auction and collection softwares, including Past Perfect, CUS, RFC, and Auction Flex and has experience bidding on on-line auction bidding platforms including Bidsquare, Liveauctioneers and Invaluable.  These services are billed on an hourly basis.