IT’S YOU WE VALUE MOST!
Illinois Bar Association
The Chicago Appraisers Association, the nation's leading experts in the art and
antique field, is now working with attorneys on cases involving the new 1977 art and antique
According to the associations president, R. Bruce Duncan, the new laws differ so much from
preceding laws that there is a major danger of serious financial loss to the estate unless expert
counseling is available. Duncan said that the stepped
up basis of evaluation used by the Internal
Revenue Service after December 31, 1976 has expanded the role of appraisers in estate planning
Art, Antique Bequests Affected By New
If you are an artist that wants to jump start your career, why not consider Chicago Appraisers
Association for that level of advice to take you to a new high
We have special consultation programs just for you.
If you can't come into our office with your
portfolio, we are able to evaluate your needs from photos.
We have a staff of art trained experts
to help you.
We speak your language
Advice on marketing, framing, pricing, promotion, brochures, are our specialty.
instantly double your prices?
Let us place your art work in important public collections.
Having trouble finding a gallery?
Let us show you where your market is and how to negotiate a
Confused what to do in the
Let us clear the clouds of doubt and help
you realistically price your work
are able to "put you in the picture" on everything from a website to income taxes.
logical first step for emerging artists.
We more than pay for ourselves in the increase in your art
We have over 46 years experience helping artists.
Please give us a call and we'll be glad to
discuss a custom special plan just for you
Honest Art Appraisal
If you bring into our office a high
class reproduction of a painting
by a famous artist thinking it may be an original, there is a charge
only if the item has value. If we come into your home, and you ask
us to appraise an antique of nominal value, there is no charge. In
fact, 25% of the items we look at, we never charge for. There is a
charge if the item has value though
If you want to sell an art work hoping to get $10,000 for it, and we
know its worth many times that, we don't try to buy it, but advise
you where to sell it for the higher price. Our Association by
strictly forbid us buying anything from our clients, regardless of
price. This is the creed of the independent appraiser. We specialize
in honest art appraisals. An art appraisal service you can trust
Today, honesty and integrity are
, but not at the Chicago
Appraisers Association. We're not the best appraisers because were
the country's oldest...we're the country's oldest appraisers because
we are the best
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Still have a few questions?
Phone us and we will be glad to
answer them for you.