Appraisal Services

John Laurent, Ice Houses

John Laurent, Ice Houses

Tannye Wold has hands-on experience in multiple media and approaches each assignment with an artist’s critical eye. Each appraisal adheres to the most current (2013-2015) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice that the Appraisal Foundation has issued including specific rules and regulations of both the Internal Revenue service and the Congress of the United States of America. View qualifications here.

Qualified appraisals are based on the client’s appraisal purpose and are designed to meet the client’s needs. Fees are based on an hourly rate and never on the value of the objects. We have completed appraisals for clients throughout northern New England.

Personal Property Appraisals of Fine Arts

  • Modern and Contemporary Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Works on Paper
  • Vintage Portraits or Photography
  • Twentieth Century Local and Regional New England Artists

Art Appraisals of New England works closely with professionals and experts, academic and museum resources, specialized databases and knowledgeable brokers with the assistance of trained associates in research and property review. We work with our colleagues and specialists to provide comprehensive professional, unbiased, objective appraisals of your collections.

Personal Property Appraisal Purposes

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Tax Preparation
  • Charitable Contribution/Donation
  • Insurance
  • Liquidation
  • Market Information
  • Damage and Loss
  • Collections Management


  • Qualified appraisals are prepared for a specific purpose and are designed to fit the needs of the client.
  • A preliminary discussion and possible survey of the properties to be appraised, and a consultation with the client, is made to determine the purpose and use of the appraisal.
  • A proposal is submitted detailing the assignment with an estimate of the costs.
  • Upon receipt of the agreed upon retainer the appraisal process commences with an on-site inspection is documented of each item in the collection including condition with photographs and descriptive details. All provenance and purchase receipts or former appraisal copies are provided by the client.
  • Research and document preparation is undertaken to conclude the appropriate value, using the current guidelines of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)2013-2015.
  • A comprehensive appraisal report is written with a minimum of twenty pages and upon completion a bound copy is delivered to the client. It is written in compliance with the current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The appraisal document is prepared in conformance to the guidelines as set forth by the Appraisers Association of America.

Additional Services

Unknown, Family Portrait-Extraordinary Frame Example

Unknown, Family Portrait-Extraordinary Frame Example

Oral Report: Often a client does not need a comprehensive appraisal document but is seeking market information and guidance. In this case a professional opinion of value may provide the appropriate guidance the client seeks. Please call to schedule an oral valuation.

Brokerage Consultation: This is a separate service from the appraisal business. If a client seeks advice and wants to pursue an avenue of liquidation of the appraised items upon completion of the appraisal assignment the appraiser may recommend the next steps under a different contract. Markets will be considered for each item and recommendations for placing the objects in their best area.

Framing or Conservation: Resources are provided if necessary.