Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, Courtesy Cristopher Rothko

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, Courtesy Cristopher Rothko

Nancy Spero, The Red Cape, 1992, Estate of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub © Nancy Spero and Leon A. Golub Foundation for the Art

Nancy Spero, The Red Cape, 1992, Estate of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub © Nancy Spero and Leon A. Golub Foundation for the Art

Appraisals & Valuation Services


OTE has the expertise to provide professional evaluations of art and personal property to address any of your appraisal needs.

OTE is USPAP compliant and maintains an ethical work environment. All experts are USPAP qualified to appraise from 19th century until 21st century art. Members belong to accredited appraisal organizations such as the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and have also participated in multiple panels.

DAMAGE & LOSS/FRAUD APPRAISALS

Should personal property by damaged by smoke, fire, floods, vandalization or other accidental means an appraisal to assess the loss in value is often required. In these cases OTE will provide a report detailing the loss as well as retail replacement cost prior to the damage. 

INSURANCE APPRAISALS

Art, jewelry, silver, period furniture, custom made items and items with historical significance should be subjects for insurance appraisals. OTE appraisals are accepted by insurance companies internationally and protect your valuables in your residence(s), professional space or in storage.

TRUST & ESTATE APPRAISALS

OTE has years of experience handling estate appraisals, that are subject to IRS scrutiny. OTE also has the capability to provide reports on blockage discounts and fractional discounting in estates.

MATRIMONIAL APPRAISALS (EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION)

In the case of dividing a household during divorce, OTE appraisers analyze all the tangible assets to determine appropriate Fair Market Value, as well as locate venues for possible sale. Clients may request video documentation.

APPRAISALS FOR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION 

OTE will determine the Fair Market Value of the work to be donated for Federal tax deductions in conformation with IRS standards.

APPRAISALS FOR COLLATERAL VALUE

For art or valuables in a financial context OTE can offer clients a process tailored to the institution making the loan.

FAIR MARKET VALUE & RESALE APPRAISALS

For sales of art OTE can help determine the Fair Market Value. OTE advice & assist clients and direct them to the most effective way to dispose their property.

For more information about our services please contact us.