Now, more than ever, with the dramatic increase in the art market, many people are discovering that they have substantial equity in their artwork. Having adequate insurance against loss or damage will protect your assets. Insurance companies require that works of art be accurately described and valued in order to provide coverage.
As a member of the International Society of Appraisers, Zwicker's Gallery is qualified to offer expert valuation and appraisal services for works of art for insurance, donation, probate or family division purposes. Please contact the Director for further details or to make an appointment.
Zwicker’s also offers over the counter evaluations, in which the appraiser provides an estimate of the value of your artwork. It is not a formal appraisal, which is an in-depth evaluation. An over-the-counter evaluation is sufficient for a person who requires a rough value of their artwork, which can be used to determine if the artwork is worth pursuing a formal appraisal. An appointment is required for an over-the-counter evaluation. A fee is charged for this service, depending on the amount of research required.
Fee Schedule for Formal Appraisals:
- Administration fee based on the number of works involved.
- In addition, an hourly fee of $200.00 is charged to cover the cost of research, investigation, and analysis.
1-5 works $100.00
6-10 works $75.00
Over 10 works $50.00
The fee schedule is based on two points:
Any out of pocket costs that the appraiser may incur to complete the appraisal (e.g. travel, photography) etc, would be added to the above costs.
We also offer digital photo-documentation of art works, valuables, and other assets.