Written Valuations and Appraisals

Although a well-considered verbal estimate of value may be helpful, a professional appraisal report is the usual requirement for financial and legal purposes. Heffel’s staff includes experienced, certified professional art appraisers for your insurance, probate, family division and other business or personal needs.

A professional appraisal will include a full description of each work of art in your collection. The appraised values are based upon research of relevant sales data for each work, the general condition and typicality of the work and the purpose of the appraisal. Digital photographs are normally included in the appraisal.

Our staff will only provide appraisals for art works and objets d’art which fall within their areas of expertise; but we will be pleased to suggest other reliable sources of professional opinion.

An estimate of the cost will be provided before the appraisal research begins; however, fees may vary depending on the complexity of the research and where the works are housed in the event that travel to examine them is required. Should a revision of values be required within five years of the original appraisal, only a nominal fee will apply.

Heffel’s fee will be refunded on a pro rata basis if any of the valued works are consigned to us for auction within five years of the date of the appraisal.

We also offer free verbal auction estimates for your Fine Art pieces.

Click here to fill out our online appraisal form.

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