Professional Appraisal Reports
Art Advisory.com provides appraisal services by qualified personal property appraisers, professionally trained in appraisal theory, principles, procedures, ethics and law. All reports prepared comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation (www.appraisalfoundation.org) and the Appraisal Report Writing Standard of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA)( www.isa-appraisers.org). Appraisals of certified cultural property also comply with the requirements of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.
When there is a question with regard to the authenticity of an object, we arrange for the appropriate expert to make a determination as to its genuineness. Typically, this requires a physical examination by a recognized expert and may require scientific testing by an established facility like the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa (www.cci-icc.gc.ca)
As an affiliate member of the Association for Professional Art Advisors (www.iapaa.org), we are committed to promoting the value of the visual arts and maintaining the highest standards in acquiring, maintaining and displaying works of art in non-museum settings for both private and business clients.
Advice on the Acquisition or Sale of Fine Art
Representation in Purchase and Sales Transactions
Inventory and Collection Cataloguing
Our collection management and curatorial services include the inventory and documentation of works of art which is an important step in maintaining and preserving a collection. A comprehensive inventory with detailed information records the history of the work, is invaluable in case of damage or theft, and can be useful if the object is sold or donated in the future
2389 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P6