Appraiser of all Fine Art, Antiques, Decorative Arts
and Celebrity Memorabilia

Mailing & Billing Address:
100 South Doheny Drive; Suite 703
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Appraisals by appointment only

Appraisal Office: 310-498-4907
email David

 

David W. Streets — Fine Art & Celebrity Memorabilia Appraisal Service

“David Streets' extensive experience in the art gallery field gives him the professional ability and wide expertise to provide outstanding  appraisal service for his clients.”
~John Bullard, Director, New Orleans Museum of Art

 

Appraisal Fees

Please note that there is a fee for all appraisals. Appraisal fees start at $150. Fees for larger appraisals are priced on a sliding scale. Research projects require a minimum $1,500 retainer.

 

The Appraisals We Write

  • Replacement value for insurance purposes
  • Fair market value for sale purposes
  • Loss of value after damage and restoration
  • Equitable distribution in family settlements
  • Equitable distribution in failure of businesses
  • Charitable donations IRS form 8283

 

Areas of Advice

  • Values before purchase
  • Restoration and conservation
  • Donations
  • Equitable distribution
  • Replacement value
  • Selling your art
  • Fair market value
  • Fair market net value
  • Artwork placement for sale
  • Cataloging your collection
  • Facing the IRS
  • Insuring your art

 

The Description of What a Professional Appraisal Should Include

  • Previous reference
  • Appraisal date
  • Artist nationality
  • Title
  • Subject
  • Medium
  • Description
  • Year created
  • Dimensions
  • Signed/unsigned
  • Description of signature
  • Location of signature
  • Other markings
  • Markings in version
  • Framed/matted
  • Condition
  • Provenance

 

Even though an appraisal can be written for different purposes, they all depend on the same research processes. This entails searching through a minimum of six paid worldwide databases and then data files of my own compilation.

The process is the same for a fifty thousand dollar painting as it is for a ten dollar painting and requires one hour of time and research.

This fee for the hour of research and documented appraisal is $150.00.

Please email before committing to this process or payment.

Appraisals, unless otherwise arranged, are done from hard copy or digital images provided by the client.

Reduced rate for 5 or more items appraised.

 

 

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