The owner of the Wellington Gallery, Emil Simon, is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers. There are very few Accredited Members of the ISA in Canada. Obtaining this designation involves considerable training and several years of appraisal experience.
Appraising artwork invloves much more than coming up with a quick number. A professional appraisal will be required should you need it in an insurance claim, estate issues, charitable donations, etc. We do appraisals for insurance, re-sale, estate and charitable donations.
Professional Appraisers follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). It is extremely important when getting your artwork appraised that you obtain an appraiser who is qualified to do appraisals and is current and knowledgeable with USPAP.
We will tell you in advance if your artwork is worth appraising. A single Market Value Appraisal is approx. 6 to 8 pages in detail and would cost $150 per artwork. Insurance appraisals cost $200 per artwork and are typically in excess of 10 pages in length.
*Please note that The cost per appraisal is significantly reduced if you are having more than one painting appraised or from the same artist.