FINE ART APPRAISAL SERVICES

Darrell Bell Gallery offers appraisal services of fine art to assist individuals, institutions and companies. We can provide an accurate valuation for the purpose of estate planning, charitable donation, insurance, probate or fair market value.* You can either bring the artwork to our gallery, or we can arrange to visit your home or office to carefully inspect and document your artwork. We will then perform an evaluation using historical data and current market information resulting in an USPAP** compliant appraisal report document that meets your needs. Our fees are based on a flat hourly rate plus travel expenses.

* A ‘Fair Market Value’ appraisal may be required by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) for both estate tax purposes and for charitable donations of fine art. The following definition of fair market value endorsed by the CCRA - “The highest price, expressed in terms of money, that the property would bring in an open and unrestricive market between a willing buyer and a willing seller who are knowledgeable, informed and prudent, and who are acting independently of each other (Certificate of Cultural Property Application Guide, Format for Monetary Appraisals,   page 39)

** Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation