Steven Vail Fine Artsoffers professional Fine Art Appraisals by USPAP Certified, IRS Qualified art appraisers for individuals, museum collections and estates. As International Fine Art Appraiser (IFAA) members, we specialize in USPAP-compliant fine art appraisal valuations of 20th Century Art, Contemporary Art, Modern Art for asset management, charitable contributions / donation tax reduction, insurance valuations, estate planning, and tax planning. SVFA will evaluate private art collections and public art collections for tax purposes including federal income tax, estate tax, inheritance tax, and gift tax cases in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code (IRS). All appraisal reports comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

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FINE ART APPRAISALS

UNIFORM STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL APPRAISAL PRACTICE (USPAP)

INTERNATIONAL FINE ART APPRAISER (IFAA)


FINE ART APPRAISAL | TYPES 

Fair Market Value or Replacement Value

FINE ART APPRAISAL | PURPOSES

  • Asset Management
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Insurance Valuations
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning / Financial Planning
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Expert Witness Service
  • Insurance Claim / Insurance Coverage 
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations / Donation Tax Reduction
  • Tax Planning; Estate Tax, Gift Tax
  • Trust Conservator-ship


FINE ART APPRAISAL PROCESS | EXAMINATION

We carefully examine all artwork on site to complete a thorough analysis that includes identification, photography, measurement, description, condition and evaluation. 

FINE ART APPRAISAL PROCESS | RESEARCH

Value conclusions are based on comparable sales analysis through the identification of marks & labels, identification of artists/creators, verification of dates, location of comparable items, and investigation of markets.

FINE ART APPRAISAL PROCESS | REPORT

Clients are provided two copies of the completed USPAP-compliant appraisal which include the following:

  • Outline of process, definitions, market and total valuation
  • Details of appraiser's qualifications to perform the appraisal
  • Identification, description, photograph(s) and value of each item


FINE ART APPRAISAL | FEES

Appraisal fees are based on an hourly rate and include factors such as on-site time, research time, documentation and report preparation time and travel. There is a minimum rate of $375 per hour. Steven Vail Fine Arts appraisals follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) format and the Code of Ethics required by all professional appraisal societies, and are accepted and highly regarded by insurance companies, courts of law, and government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service.


1501 Walnut Street (Gallery)
2880 Grand Avenue Suite 105 (Shipping Address)
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
US
1501 Walnut Street (Gallery)
2880 Grand Avenue Suite 105 (Shipping Address)
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
US
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