Appraisals

DuMouchelles offers confidential formal insurance, donation, estate, and personal property damage appraisals by our staff of expert appraisers. Our appraisal format conforms to USPAP (United Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and IRS qualified appraisal standards. Valuations are prepared on a Fair Market Value or Retail Replacement Value basis, based on the purpose of the appraisal.

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Appraisal Types


Insurance Appraisals
Estate Appraisals
Donation Appraisals
Damage Appraisals

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What We Appraise

Fine & Decorative Art
Oriental Carpets & Furniture
Antiques & Fine Crystal
Porcelain & Statuaries
Firearms, Blades, & Armor

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FAQs

If you’re interested in selling with us, head over to our consignment form for more information. An appraisal is a formal valuation provided for legal purposes (insurance, donation, trust & estate, damage). A valuation is an informal estimate of your object’s value in anticipation it will be put up at auction. We provide complimentary valuations. Our appraisals are a billed professional service.

The USPAP defines this as “the monetary relationship between properties and those who buy, sell, or use those properties.” An appraiser is also defined by the USPAP as someone who is “expected to perform valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective.” Basically, an appraisal is an opinion of the value of an object, and an appraiser is someone who provides that value.

We charge by the hour plus any applicable travel time. The type of appraisal you are seeking and the object(s) being appraised determines the scope of work required to produce your appraisal document. We charge a minimum of 1 hour for this service.

The value of a work of art is defined as “the monetary relationship between properties and those who buy, sell, or use those properties”. Basically, an appraisal is not a mathematical formula, nor is it static over the course of time. The value of a work changes based on supply and demand. Typically, the less supply and the more demand, the greater the value of the work, however tastes and trends can also cause fluctuations in values.

No, an appraisal is not an authentication. We perform appraisals based on the educated assumption as to whether the object(s) are authentic.

If you’re interested in selling with us, head over to our consignment form for more information. An appraisal is a formal valuation provided for legal purposes (insurance, donation, trust & estate, damage). A valuation is an informal estimate of your object’s value in anticipation it will be put up at auction. We provide complimentary valuations. Our appraisals are a billed professional service.

The USPAP defines this as “the monetary relationship between properties and those who buy, sell, or use those properties.” An appraiser is also defined by the USPAP as someone who is “expected to perform valuation services competently and in a manner that is independent, impartial, and objective.” Basically, an appraisal is an opinion of the value of an object, and an appraiser is someone who provides that value.

We charge by the hour plus any applicable travel time. The type of appraisal you are seeking and the object(s) being appraised determines the scope of work required to produce your appraisal document. We charge a minimum of 1 hour for this service.

The value of a work of art is defined as “the monetary relationship between properties and those who buy, sell, or use those properties”. Basically, an appraisal is not a mathematical formula, nor is it static over the course of time. The value of a work changes based on supply and demand. Typically, the less supply and the more demand, the greater the value of the work, however tastes and trends can also cause fluctuations in values.

No, an appraisal is not an authentication. We perform appraisals based on the educated assumption as to whether the object(s) are authentic.

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