Expertise

Whether you need a verbal auction valuation or a formal written appraisal, our appraisers and specialists have over 100 years combined experience in the auction and appraisal business.

Our expertise includes European and American furniture and decorations; paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture; jewelry, coins and timepieces; 20th century decorative arts; Asian works of art; and rugs, carpets and tapestries.

Property value is based on several factors, including: age; quality and condition; size; the history or provenance of the property; and the most current value comparables available.

Curious about the market value of an item?

Let our family of appraisers and specialists advise you.

Submit photos and descriptions of up to three items to receive a complimentary auction valuation.

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Need a formal written appraisal?

We offering the following types of written appraisals:

The price at which a ‘willing buyer and seller’ would agree to complete a sale.

Fair market value is used for estate tax, estate planning, marital division, charitable contributions, or other informational purposes.

What it would cost to replace property with something of similar origin, age, quality, condition or provenance.

Replacement value appraisal is provided strictly for the purposes of insuring property scheduled separately from a blanket homeowner’s policy.  Certain categories of fine art and antiques are more sensitive to market changes and require more frequent review.  An insurance industry rule of thumb is that appraisals should be updated at least every three years.

The amount for which an asset can be sold at the end of its useful life.

In insurance circles, this term commonly refers to the scrap value of damaged property.  In property insurance, salvage value will be subtracted from any loss settlement if the insured retains the damaged property.

The value given to property that is sold or changes hands under forced or limiting conditions such as bankruptcy.

This type of appraisal is usually provided for commercial and/or judicial purposes.

Ready to make an appointment?

Formal written appraisals are available by appointment.  Items can be reviewed at our gallery, in your home or at the location of the property.

The appraisal fee is based on the time involved and the scope of the appraisal, as quoted by the appraiser.

Call our office at 202-628-1281 to speak to an appraiser and schedule an appointment.

William P. Weschler, Jr.

Appraiser, Accredited Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers

Thomas M. Weschler

Appraiser, Accredited Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers

Mark Weschler

Appraiser, Member, International Society of Appraisers

Gemological Specialist, GIA Certified Diamond Grader

Leonard J. Weschler

Appraiser

Still need more information?

We're happy to help.

Send us an email to info@weschlers.com with your questions.