This years annual ISA (International Society of Appraisers) conference took place in Louisville Kentucky and included an evening at the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Museum. As a professional appraisers of art and antiques we are constantly seeking out education on subject matter to inform our research. Our membership in the ISA actually requires us to show continued education and experience in appropriate related areas. This and our adherence to professional ethics, and the USPAP standard are what set Adams Appraisal above the average dealer.
This year’s conference was a great weekend of education on various subjects for appraisers like Audobon prints, Persian rugs, and Bourbon and a chance to network with subject matter experts and experienced professionals from all over the US and Canada. We even managed to sample a little Bourbon.
If you consider donating building materials from your remodel or deconstruction. We are qualified to evaluate the fair market value of used building materials for donation to a not-for-profit organization. In order to claim substantial tax benefits the donation of material should be accompanied by an appraisal.
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Decorative arts are not just beautiful objects. Markets and value change with the economy, and according to “What’s hot and what’s not”. Whether an item has been on the mantel for generations or that perfect decorator find you got for a steal. Our team of appraisers will help you identify it, and make sure of its value.
We have a great deal of experience appraising porcelain and ceramics of the19th and 20th Century. We can provide documentation and value to insure your mothers china, or your collection of arts and crafts art pottery.