Freeman’s Appraisals team provides written valuation reports of the highest standard for art and objects ranging from single items to large, multi-category collections. 


As the nation’s oldest auction house, Freeman’s has supported some of the most historically significant appraisals in the tri-state area for vast private collections, important estates, and popular institutions. 

With a consideration to each client’s unique situation, our thorough and fully-illustrated reports are recognized in the US by a variety of government agencies, including the IRS, financial institutions, and insurance brokers. Our expertise covers more than 30 collecting categories, including fine art, decorative art & objects, jewelry, books & manuscripts, and more, and each member of Freeman’s Appraisals department is either an Accredited or Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) and every report is executed in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). We issue reports for the following purposes:


  • Estate Tax
  • Estate Planning & Collection Management
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Gift Tax
  • Insurance
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donation
  • Loan Collateral


For inquiries regarding the sale of an estate or multi-category collection, please refer to Freeman’s Trusts and Estates or Collections pages.

Contact a Representative

Laura Cox


Laura M. Cox

Manager | Senior Appraiser



Don Walter


Donald Walter

VP | Senior Appraiser



Ben Farina


Ben Farina

SVP | Senior Appraiser




Alasdair Nichol

Chairman | Senior Appraiser



David Weiss


David Weiss

SVP | Senior Appraiser




Gina M. Tomasello

Account Manager | Appraiser



Lisa DiCarlo


Lisa A. DiCarlo

Junior Appraiser



Frequently Asked Questions

An auction evaluation is a complementary service, in which an auction estimate is provided if we have a market for the work or works in question. The estimate may often be provisional if based on images and information, and subject to first-hand examination. An appraisal is a formal opinion of value, often culminating in a document, primarily for estate tax or insurance purposes. There is a fee for this service, based on the time necessary to conduct and complete the appraisal.

Auction evaluations place an estimate derived from current market conditions expressed in a range (ie, $3,000 – 5,000).  These complimentary value estimates are placed by our specialist teams and are used when a collector  or estatewants to liquidate, or sell, a collection or work of art via auction.  Appraisals for insurance are formal written reports executed by our team of USPAP qualified appraisers, which can be used for filing paperwork with insurance brokers.