Fine and Decorative Arts, Antiques and Personal Property
Appretium is a full service appraisal firm providing well documented and thoroughly researched appraisal reports required by insurance companies, estate planners and attorneys and the IRS for the purpose of insurance, damage/loss claims, probate, equitable distribution and charitable donations. We are an independent appraisal company committed to providing our clients with appraisal reports that meet the highest standards as defined by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. Our appraisal reports are thoroughly researched legal documents written by qualified professionals in full compliance with the standards set forth by the Appraisal Foundation in The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the code of ethics of the AAA.
Cynthia D. Herbert, President and Principal Appraiser of Appretium, is on the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America and is qualified to appraise fine and decorative art, antiques and general household contents/personal property. Her extensive gallery and auction experience, as well as her extended studies, define her as a skilled generalist with broad expertise. Ms. Herbert is an Adjunct Faculty Intsructor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Appretium is in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service Treasury Regulations 1.170A-13(c)(3) and 1.170A-13(c)(5), which define a “qualified appraiser” and “qualified appraisal” and IRS Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property.