Providing USPAP compliant appraisals and consulting services for art collectors
Sarah McMillan is an appraiser specializing in fine art. She has undergone extensive training through New York University's training in Appraisal Studies, is an associate member of the Appraisers Association of America, and prepares USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant appraisals.
She provides appraisals for estate taxes, charitable donation, insurance, and equitable distribution of assets. She also consults for clients who are downsizing and need to liquidate their assets, assisting in the sale and donation of their property, and managing a client's collection.
While she specializes in fine art, she has colleagues who specialize in furniture, decorative arts, jewelry, and vintage clothing, among other fields, and can assist in arranging appraisals for an extensive collections.
If you have a collection, are downsizing or liquidating your assets, or want to know the value of an item in your collection, she may be able to help you! Reach out for a free consultation.
Areas of Specialization
With a masters degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art in Old Master prints and experience with selling prints from the 19th Century on, Sarah McMillan can assist with appraisal and sales of fine art prints from any period.
With knowledge of 19th century sculpture and its later reproduction market, she can assist with bronzes in your collection. For anything outside her area of knowledge she has a group on resources and contacts to be in touch with.
She has experience selling and vetting 19th Century, 20th Century and Contemporary paintings, and for any works outside her specialization she is in touch with contacts with specialized knowledge.
Areas of Practice
An insurance appraisal may be necessary to create an inventory of your property in case of damage.
EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION APPRAISALS
In situations where one needs to equitably distribute assets, such as a divorce, an appraisal may be necessary .This appraisal uses marketable cash value to determine the value of each item.
ESTATE TAX APPRAISALS
An appraisal may be necessary for certain estate for tax purposes. This appraisal uses fair market value to determine the value of each item.
Maintaining a collection can be time consuming, our collection management services assists you in cataloging and maintain a database system so you have all the information you need in a centralized and easy to find location. We can also help source items to add to your collection.
CHARITABLE DONATION APPRAISALS
An appraisal may be necessary if you are donating an item for charitable purposes. This appraisal uses fair market value to determine the value of each item.
LIQUIDATION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
With experience helping clients sell their personal property, whether it is a single item or an entire estate, we can help you find the best options for liquidation. If you are downsizing, or wanting to simplify your surroundings we can help.