© 2014 - 2019 by Christy Christodoulides | Duwamps Fine Art & Antique Appraisals.

Whether you are seeking an ART or ANTIQUE APPRAISAL for insurance coverage, non-cash charitable donations, resale/selling purposes, insurance loss/damage claims or IRS estate tax, DUWAMPS FINE ART & ANTIQUE APPRAISALS provides you with quality fine art and antique appraisal reports that conform to both the current International Society of Appraisers (ISA) Report Writing Standards and the current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as developed and overseen by the Congressionally authorized Appraisal Foundation. 

 

As an ACCREDITED MEMBER of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA) appraisal organization in good standing, having fulfilled all the membership requirements including successful completion of mandatory Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) courses, you can be assured that CHRISTY CHRISTODOULIDES is held to a high standard of professional accountability in credentials, valuation theory and ethics.

 

We also provide ART AND ANTIQUE PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS SERVICES, including biographic history and contextual artwork analysis, bibliographic documents, and facilitation in authenticity research. CURATION services for researching, developing and designing exhibitions are also provided.

 

APPRAISAL AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION 

 

  • NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN & ESKIMO ART, including but not limited to basketry, pottery, carvings, Haida argillite, Navjo rugs, beadwork, ivory, clothing, parfleche and Eskimo soapstone carvings

  • PACIFIC NORTHWEST FINE ART (WASHINGTON & OREGON), including paintings, watercolors, etchings, wooblock/woodcut prints, linocut prints and photography from the late 19th - early 20th centuries, as well as mid-century modern Northwest regional ceramics

  • HISTORIC/ VINTAGE PHOTOGRAHPY, including but not limited to daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cabinet cards, cyanotypes/blue prints, albumens, real photo postcards, orotones/goldtones, hand-tinted/colored photographs, photogravures, silver gelatin prints and platinum prints, with a special interest in photographs produced by Edward Curtis, by the orotone/goldtone process, in the Pictoralist manner, and depicting Native American Indian/First Nations cultures

  • ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT & ART NOUVEAU ANTIQUES, including but not limited to art pottery (such as Grueby, Van Briggle, Rookwood, Weller, Marblehead, Newcomb College, Ohr, Pewabic, Fulper, Tiffany, Saturday Evening Girls/Paul Revere Pottery), woodblock prints, prints, glass (such as Tiffany, Loetz, Steuben, Quezal), furniture (such as Gustav Stickley, Stickley Brothers, L. and J. G. Stickely, Roycroft, Limbert), copperwork (such as Albert Berry's Craftshop, Dirk Van Erp, Roycroft, Gustav Stickley), and lighting (such as Gustav Stickley, Tiffany, Dirk Van Erp, Roycroft, Stickely Brothers, Limbert)

 

MORE ABOUT OUR APPRAISAL SERVICES

 

FINE ART & ANTIQUE INSURANCE COVERAGE

Insurance coverage appraisal reports will document the ownership of your personal property and will assist you and your insurance company in determining the proper coverage to carry to protect your investments in the case of a natural disaster, theft or accident. The resulting appraisal report will provide a thorough record of your possessions, and include a detailed written description, photographs and retail replacement cost (the amount it would cost to purchase the same or similar item in the event of loss) of each object to facilitate in claim settlements.

 

We suggest that appraisals of fine art and antiques are revisited every three years to adjust item valuations to reflect the current market.   

 

NON-CASH CHARITABLE DONATION

When you are considering donating a piece of art or an antique (or a group of items) to a cultural institution (such as a museum), a charitable contribution appraisal report is necessary to provide documentation of the appropriateness of the donation for the selected charitable organization, as well as to determine the fair market value of the donated item(s) at the time of contribution. The fair market value of an item is ultimately the amount paid back to you in the form of a larger tax refund or smaller tax payment to the U.S. Internal Revenue Services (IRS). 

 

Non-cash donation appraisals are required by the IRS for tax credit purposes if the single item or group of antiques and/or artwork donated have an appraised fair market value totaling $5,000 or more. 

 

Please note that charitable contribution appraisal reports must be done no earlier than 60 days from the expected date of donation.

 

RESALE/SELLING PURPOSES

If you are considering marketing an item(s) of personal property for sale, we can help you explore the options available for selling your item(s). This appraisal report can present the different scenarios available to you as a seller based on the time allowed to sell.

 

INSURANCE LOSS/DAMAGE CLAIM 

If an art object or antique has been damaged by a natural disaster, theft or accident, or lost by a moving or shipping company, we can assess the damages and determine the appropriate replacement costs for claims settlements. 

 

IRS ESTATE TAX

Estate appraisals are completed during the creation of a will and/or trust to establish the fair market value of the items to be inherited for estate tax purposes. Estate appraisals adhere to IRS regulations, and aid the executor, accountant and attorney determine the tax on the taxable estate items of personal property in a timely manner.

SERVICES

EDWARD S. CURTIS OROTONE PHOTOGRAPH

EDMOND J. FITZGERALD PAINTING

MAKAH TWINED LIDDED BASKET

We do not offer brokerage services or purchase artwork; however, Christy's husband, JULIAN CHRISTODOULIDES, runs NORTHWEST FOUND in Seattle, WA and actively purchases and sells quality early Northwest paintings, prints, vintage photography and Arts & Crafts period decorative arts produced in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Canada during the late 19th- and early 20th- centuries, as well as a fine examples of 19th - and early 20th- century Native American Indian art and material culture. Please visit his website for contact information.

ACCREDITED MEMBER of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA)