Over 25 Years of Experience – Specializing in the appraisal of fine art, antiques and other valued personal property.

Appraisal Services

Frances Redell-White brings her 35 years experience to the field of fine arts and antiques and has built a reputation of maintaining the highest standards of integrity and market expertise while providing personalized service to her clientele in the matter of estates, insurance valuations, charitable contribution and court probate. She has headed her own appraisal firm since 1993, serving clients in New York City, Pennsylvania, and the Florida areas. She holds two degrees, including an MA in Curatorial Studies from New York University specializing in collection management and conservation. Sharing the benefit of her expertise, Ms. Redell-White publishes her writings on a regular basis, most recently for Chubb Collectors. For a complete curriculum vitae, please refer to “qualifications” on this site.

SERVICES

Appraisal and Consultant Services provides objective professional and confidential advice for the evaluation of personal property including antiques, paintings, decorative arts, and collectibles. Appraisals are executed for insurance, estate, divorce, claims arbitration, and tax purposes. As a Certified Appraiser with the Appraisers Association of America, Inc. she has qualified expertise in theory and methodology which is necessary for expert testimony in disputed court cases.

CLIENTS

Professional assistance is offered to individuals, corporations, museums and government institutions. Inquiry can extend from a single item to an entire estate.

RESEARCH

The information and recommendations are based on research and analysis, as well as continuous familiarity with the local, national and international markets. Utilizing the most advanced research data bases available on the internet, Ms. Redell-White is able to formulate appropriate data to support valuations.

FEES

Services are provided on a hourly fee basis, independent of the value of the items being appraised. The evaluation s performed in strict adherence to the methodology and standards of ethics of the Appraisers Association of America, Inc. and the Codes set the the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice. For more information please “contact us” on the home page.

VALUE

Expert qualified appraisals are estimates of the monetary value of personal property.

LEGAL

Expert qualified appraisals are recognized by courts and financial institutions. They provide the necessary documentation of values in the event of legal for fiscal transactions.

INSURANCE CLAIMS

Expert qualified appraisals are essential to the determination of fair claim settlements if an item is lost, damaged or stolen.

DIVORCE

Divorce arbitration will often require expert appraisal valuation to arrive at equitable distribution of the tangible property and to calculate each parity’s allotment.

ESTATE

Expert Qualified estate appraisals are often required of estate probate situations, and for equitable distribution of the estate property.

I.R.S.

The Internal Revenue Service requires a written appraisal for estate taxation or charitable contribution deductions.