Drive for two hours only to venture into an empty palatial home.
My assignment: Appraise the most valuable artworks, identified by the decedent’s personal representative.
Fortunately, trust prompted this individual to let me overrule his selections.
Often “quiet” items (modest in scale and often lacking flamboyant coloration) can be more valuable than towering sculptures and in this case, enormous pottery jars.
Choose an appraiser who is experienced and then trust them to select the most valuable items.
Furthermore, ask your appraiser to reveal
- the keepers versus the trendy items
- valuable items needing conservation
- items requiring special care for their safe transportation
Personal Property appraisers have more to offer than an understanding of value.
Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com