Art Appraisal and Consultation Services

Art Appraisal by Brett MalyArt encounter has over twenty years’ experience in the marketing and selling of fine artwork, and our appraisers adhere to the professional and ethical standards set forth in the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” as taught through the University of California in Irvine’s ASA (American Society of Appraisers) accreditation program.

Whether you are simply curious about the value of a piece of art in your collection, or have a specific intended use for valuation or consultation expertise, Art encounter can help. Currently, Art encounter is available for appraisal and consultation services in the following areas: Insurance coverage, Estate tax, Donations Sales advice, Purchase advice, General art/artist research.

Art encounter Appraisal Services adhere to the professional and ethical standards set forth in the “Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.” We strive to use accepted theory, methodology and strong ethical code therein to report and interpret our valuation findings – accurately and truthfully.

For each assignment, we promise to exercise due diligence. This entails the assiduous application of the above standards within the most appropriate market for each project, as well as valuation that is objective and fully relevant to the assignment.

Prior to acceptance of each assignment, we notify our clients of any limiting conditions–factors that might affect our ability to give an accurate, unbiased appraisal–and expect our clients to be honest and forthright in disclosing any personal limiting conditions (i.e., time restraints, ownership issues, etc.), as well as the purpose of the appraisal. Failure to do so may affect our ability to give an accurate valuation and render the appraisal null and void. In order to maintain the public trust and not conflict with other operations, Art encounter WILL NOT appraise artwork we have sold, or artworks by artists we currently exhibit or publish.

Fee structure, work schedule and the effective date of the appraisal will also be enumerated prior to acceptance of the assignment. At the conclusion of the valuation process, a signed appraisal report will be issued to the client documenting research and concluding with the appraiser’s opinion of the apposite value of the appraised item(s).

About the American Society of Appraisers (ASA): The American Society of Appraisers is an international organization of appraisal professionals and others interested in the appraisal profession. ASA is the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all of the disciplines of appraisal specialists. The society originated in 1936 and incorporated in 1952. ASA is headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.

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Get an E-Pinion

Art encounter is excited to offer “E-Pinions” on fine art objects to collectors around the world. For some time now, Art encounter has offered “in-house” consultations for clients on artworks where a formal appraisal was not immediately needed. Now you can take advantage of that same service in three easy steps!

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Please call Brett Maly at 702-227-0220, or use the form below.

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