Antique Appraisals

Personal property or antique appraisals services can be requested for many different reasons in conjunction with an Sarasota estate sale, or all together separate.

Let’s take an example; You saw this painting that was in your grandma’s house in Sarasota or Tampa that she had for years.  You remember her telling you about it all the time when you were young and so, when she passed a few years back you held onto it.  You have moved twice since then and it’s always traveled with you.  You’re getting ready to move again but just don’t have room for it.  So, you decide to give it to Jane, who was a good friend and neighbor of your grandmother’s in Sarasota because you don’t have room to take it with you.

10 years go by and Jane is watching a particular traveling antique show and sees a very similar painting that much resembles the painting that came from her friend and neighbors estate that you gave her some years back.  So, she does some investigating and thinks the painting she has is possibly by the same artist.  She brings it to Prestige Estate Services’ Sarasota Appraisals Division and finds out that what she has is an original Gouache on paper laid down on card title “Danseuse” and is an original Marc Chagall that is valued around $600,000.00!  Had you only had it appraised before you left Sarasota, you could have retired on that painting.  Now you hope Jane really loves you so much so that she calls you to share in her discovery.  Here’s for hoping!

While this example may very well be possible but not typical, it’s not rare to find items that are worth 3, 4 or $5,000.00 or more that someone has brought in to be appraised either not knowing what it was, or thought it might be worth something but had no idea it was worth $7,500.00.  Either way an art appraisal or Sarasota antique appraisal may very well be worth the time and money.  So if you have an item that your not sure about send us a few pictures we offer varying levels of appraisals at varying price ranges.

Many individuals or past clients have had their items appraised to know what their item is worth at fair market value.  Sometimes our clients are looking to insure their items so they are covered on their insurance policy.  We can provide certified written appraisals that will provide replacement cost value or (RCV), fair market values (FMV) with photos, provenance, history, descriptions, translations, in a bound document.

So if it’s a Babe Ruth home run ball signed by Babe himself or a $600,000.00 signed original Chagall we have expert Sarasota appraisers in many different disciplines and can offer the most comprehensive appraisal to the basic Sarasota home inventory and valuation.  No matter the items, age, condition, rarity or collect ability, Prestige Estate Services has you covered.  Submit your pictures or contact us today to get your Sarasota appraisal started.