Hamilton Fine Art is a licensed auction company and has been in the art and estate industry for over 20 years. Our ISA certified appraisals will give accurate market value appraisals on art and antiques, whether it is to determine value of estate, insurance purposes, donation, divorce or damage claims.
We are fully qualified to provide written appraisals on fine art, glass, furniture, household goods, tapestries and collectibles.
Appraisals are important for insurance purposes.
Should, for any reason, the artworks or personal property in your possession become damaged and/or stolen, having a professional appraisal will ensure your fiscal protection. Without one, it is your word against the insurer what your damaged/missing art is actually worth. Estate appraisals provide the executor (whether it is an individual, bank officer or attorney) with an accurate record of personal property in terms of the current fair market value.
An appraisal is the written opinion of an expert based upon known facts including published price lists, auction records, and personal experience acquired from dealing in the art business for many years. The majority of appraisal work is executed for estate or insurance purposes with complete confidentiality assured. Each appraisal is signed by the appraiser who examined and listed the property.
An online appraisal is a convenience that can be acquired from your own home and anywhere that you have access to a computer. You will not have to bear the inconvenience of transporting your artwork and also risk the chances of breakage and or damage of your artwork in the process.
For more information about fine art appraisals or if you would like to have one, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love nothing more than to help.