Patricia Shippee is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers, designated in Personal Property: Fine Arts, and provides appraisals of paintings, sculpture and works on paper for insurance, estate, and charitable donation purposes.
Utilizing skills and more than 30 years of experience as a fine art dealer, gallery owner, curator and artist representative, Patricia Shippee Fine Art LLC serves as a professional appraisal and consulting service for individual collectors, attorneys, accountants, banks, corporations, insurance agents in the Connecticut, New England and New York areas.
Fine art appraisals are rendered as a confidential and personal detailed written document. Appraisals are prepared for insurance coverage or loss, charitable donation, estates and/or equitable distribution purposes. We appraise American and European fine art of the 18th through 20th centuries. If there are items we are not qualified to appraise, we have a network of qualified specialists to consult with and/or recommend. We can also recommend professionals in framing, conservation and storage.
Appraisal reports are prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) promulgated by the American Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation as authorized by United States Congress.
Also serving as a Consultant, a wide range of services are available to meet client needs, including art collection inventory, research of artwork, purchase or sale advice.
Consulting and Appraisal fees are based on an hourly rate plus out-of-pocket expenses and are never based on the value of the art or the property being appraised.