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Welcome to Rare Art Appraisals

Art Appraisals, IRS Charitable Donations, Fine Art/Personal Property Auctioneers, Restoration, Art Expert Witness Testimony, and Insurance Claims for Art

Over 24 years experience in Fine Art, Antiques & Collectibles

Lisa Barnes is a seasoned professional with 24 years experience as a professional art appraiser and an expert assisting insurance companies, attorneys, estate planners, wealth advisories and banks, as well as providing philanthropic services for new and aspiring collectors.

Lisa Barnes Fine Art Services assists individuals, collectors, corporations, and museums around the world with their fine art objectives. Experienced in Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary works, we broker, authenticate, appraise, auction and restore original paintings, sculptures, and graphics. We also provide expert witness testimony in art related matters for defendants and prosecution in federal, bankruptcy, state, and local courts. Lisa Barnes has extensive experience as a broker, appraiser, curator and expert witness.

Appraisals - asset valuation for individuals, collectors, museums, corporations, insurance companies, banks, and lawyers for the purpose of donation, foreclosure, estate planning, bankruptcy, pricing, insurance claims and division of assets.

IRS Charitable Donations - preparing appraisals according to IRS standards, as well as, providing forms for tax filing purposes.

Expert witness services - including case strategy, deposition, and courtroom testimony on art related matters in federal, state, bankruptcy, and local courts.

Insurance Claims/Schedules - working with claims adjusters and collectors by providing values on art to protect investments.

Disposition of collections - choose to sell one item or an entire estate due to death, divorce, relocation, bankruptcy, foreclosure, illness or nursing home.

Auctions - for estates, trusts, family property, and individual items. Stage homes for sale.

Auction services - including charity auctions, estate sales and liquidation, auction estimates and advisory services on the sale of collections or individual works.

Curatorial services - including inventory, research and documentation of a single item or an entire collection for collectors, insurance companies, museums, and corporate art collections.

Museum quality restoration - of antique oil paintings, gilt frames and works on paper.

Call us to discuss your art needs. Or email us with a description of the artwork. Attach a digital photo, if you like, and please include your contact information.