Why Get An Appraisal

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Up-to-Date Antique Appraisals
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Why do I need my antiques and fine art appraised periodically?
There are a number of reasons to have your pieces appraised by a professional appraiser, from simple curiosity to complex estate management. Peenstra Antiques Appraisals can appraise all manner of fine art and antiques whether it’s a single piece or the contents of an entire estate for insurance purposes, tax verification, to settle legal disputes, to facilitate estate planning, for valuation or a combination of the above.

A qualified and professional appraisal can also assist you in the proper and profitable disbursement of your collections. Peenstra Antiques Appraisals also offers consultation services to clients wishing to acquire specific works of art or antique pieces or to those seeking to sell their pieces. There are professional and ethical standards that apply to the combined services of consultation and appraisals, so it is important to discuss your ultimate goals for your appraisals in advance.

Insurance Appraisals
Protect your investments from loss by theft, fire, flood or other natural disasters by having your valuable antiques, works of art and jewelry professionally appraised and scheduled on your insurance policy. A detailed appraisal indicating Replacement Value from a professional appraiser will greatly assist you in the resolution of casualty claims. Peenstra Antiques Appraisals can also provide damage appraisals indicating replacement costs to pieces that sustained total or partial damage, including restoration fees. The appraisal will also indicate the revised value of the restored piece.

Estate Planning and Probate
Professional appraisals of Fair Market Value give you an accurate determination of value to assist you with your estate planning and probate.

Donations
The IRS requires a professional appraisal on all non-cash donations exceeding $5,000. Your appraisal will determine the Fair Market Value of the donated piece.

Other reasons to have your antiques and works of art professionally appraised:

• Liquidating assets for retirement

• Divorce settlements

• Collection building or disbursement