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Albert Bierstadt  (1830-1902)
The Open Glen, 1870 - 1875


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Art Appraisal Services

Art Peritus provides detailed, objective, carefully researched, and illustrated appraisals that conform to The Art Loss Register and The Getty Information Institute “Object ID” standards. Clients rely upon us for accurate and well-documented appraisals to support evaluations in many contexts including:

  • Insurance
  • Damage & Loss
  • Estate Planning, Estates, Gift Tax
  • Blockage Discount
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Liquidation, Bankruptcy, and Collateral
  • Legal Support, Expert Reports and Testimony
  • Marital and Equitable Distribution
  • Appraisal Review

Excerpts from a Sample Appraisal

We prepare our appraisals according to the needs of the client, most often using the following values:

Replacement Value: The amount it would cost to replace an item with one of similar and like quality purchased in the most appropriate marketplace within a limited amount of time. This is a value that is applied to insurance policies, and is the highest valuation figure for personal property.

Fair Market Value: According to the IRS, Fair Market Value is the price that property would sell for on the open market between a willing buyer and a willing seller, with neither being required to act, and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts. This is the value that is accepted by the IRS for estate tax liabilities, as well as charitable gift donation appraisals.

Marketable Cash Value: The value realized, net of expenses, by a willing seller disposing of property in a competitive and open market to a willing buyer, both being reasonably knowledge-able of all relevant facts, and neither being under constraint to buy or sell. Marketable cash value is used in equitable distribution situations, when tangible property may be exchanged for cash or other financial products.

All appraisals conform to the professional guidelines of:

  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • The Code of Ethics of the Appraisers Association of America, Inc.
  • The Internal Revenue Service*

    * This link does not imply a relationship to, or recognition, approval or sanction of this appraiser by the IRS; rather, the link is simply provided as a convenience mechanism for the taxpayer's ease of reference. Furthermore, there is no marketing relationship between this appraiser and the Internal Revenue Service.