Appraisals

GB Fine Art is a full service appraisal firm preparing appraisals for a variety of needs including insurance, estate planning, charitable donation, and equitable distribution. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about your artwork so you can plan for the future.

∙ Insurance-
You may be in need of an appraisal if your last insurance appraisal was done more than 3-5 years ago. The art market is not constant and if it has been awhile since your last appraisal, you may not be adequately covered or you may be paying too much. We can help you make the right decision for your collection.

∙ Estate Planning/Estate Tax-
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” in your estate and unsure of what is valuable? We can help prepare estate appraisals so you and your family can plan ahead or so you can make informed decisions about liquidating the estate.

 ∙ Charitable Donation-
If you are planning on donating artwork to a nonprofit institution that has a value of over $5,000, the IRS requires a qualified appraisal, which we can prepare for you.

∙ Equitable Distribution-
We are happy to provide appraisals of fair market value for purposes of equitable distribution among family members or divorcees.

∙ General Inquiries-
If you are unsure about an item you have, we are happy to discuss whether or not a formal appraisal makes sense for you. Simply send clear images and an object description to gretchen@gbfineart.com.

Each report is fully illustrated with catalogue descriptions of each item, including provenance, exhibition history, literature citations, authenticity verification, and condition. All of our appraisals adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as set forth by The Appraisal Foundation, and adhere to the code of ethics of the Appraisers Association of America.