FAQ

How can I get my antiques, including antique furniture appraised?

Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting can help you determine what kind of appraisal you need and can then explain the process involved.

How and where can I sell my antiques?

Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting can guide you to the correct market for selling your antiques allowing you to maximize the value of those items being sold.

Can you recommend both an art broker and an antique broker?

Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting can guide you to the correct broker whether you are buying or selling.

Do you ever charge a percentage of the appraised value?

No, that is an unethical practice and Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting does not participate in that practice.

How do you handle appraisal of an item outside your expertise?

As no one is an expert in everything, we work with a network of  specialists when necessary.  This issue is always discussed and approved by the client.

The appraisers on the Antique Roadshow always know exactly what an item is and give the person an immediate value of their item, can Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting do that?

Because of our extensive appraisal experience and daily exposure to the market, we may know the value immediately, however, we
adhere to strict report writing guidelines and research and develop appraisal reports accordingly. Value estimates and or determinations provided by Kuehnert Appraisal & Consulting are not a 60-second sound bite that you might have seen on the Antiques Roadshow.

The Roadshow appraisers are vetted by specialty and their valuations are based on sound factual information, which they are able to research more fully either prior to the on-site interview and/or after the show has been taped. If corrections are to be made, they are done post-production and corrected after being aired.

Can you provide me with a verbal approximation of value?

There are certain situations where an informal verbal report is more appropriate than to invest the time and expense of a formal written report.  This kind of report is not appropriate for tax or insurance purposes.  To comply with ISA and USPAP requirements the appraisers notes and certification statement will need to be completed and added to the work file.