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There are many organizations that offer certification for art appraisers, so be sure to do your research before choosing someone to assess your artwork. Once you’ve found a qualified appraiser, you’ll need to provide them with some basic information about the artwork, such as when and where it was purchased, and any documentation that you have. The appraiser will then inspect the artwork and provide you with an estimate of its value.


The main goal of an appraisal is to provide you with a professional opinion about the authenticity, condition, and quality of your artwork. With this information, you can make informed decisions about how to care for your artwork and whether or not to insure it.


An appraisal is simply an opinion about the value of your artwork. It will not decrease the value of your piece, unless the appraiser finds that it is not authentic or in poor condition.


Most appraisals can be done in a matter of hours. The appraiser will take a close look at your artwork and ask you questions about its history. They may also do some research to verify the authenticity of your piece. Once the appraiser has all the information they need, they will produce a report document of their findings.