BLADES is a Fine Art and Antique Appraisal Firm and Broker.

We specialize in appraising Antiques, Fine Art, and Residential Contents for estate, IRS-matters, insurance and donations.

Appraisals for all of your Personal Property Needs

BLADES Appraisals and Art Resources executes appraisals for estates, IRS tax-matters, donations, insurance, insurance claims and expert testimony. In addition, we consult on downsizing and brokering projects. Our appraisals are accomplished at the highest level, whether it is a simple task of providing a fair market value for an individual to divide their collection among their family or replacement costs for a large corporate collection. 


We have over thirty years of experience appraising antiques, fine art , decorative art and residential contents. We work on a national and global basis, including research and analysis. We bring respect and knowledge to every situation, whether it is a large or small appraisal project. We maintain our training, qualifications and are certified to provide our clients with the latest in appraisal methodology and standards.


Our reports are easy to read, definitive in nature, and complete in scope. They are also compliant with the Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), IRS regulations, as well as the standards and code of ethics set by The International Society of Appraisers (ISA)


When appropriate we work in tandem with other professionals, including attorneys, accountants, trust officers, adjusters, claim managers, experts and with our network of appraisers to offer guidance and analysis for unusual or complex valuation problems.  


Joan Mitchell, American, 1925-1992, "Untitled", framed oil on canvas.

Joan Mitchell, American, 1925-1992, "Untitled", framed oil on canvas.