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Appraisers and Specialists

New York Fine Art Appraisers’ team of appraisers and specialists, each with over 10 years of experience, are uniquely qualified by virtue of their education, experience, and professional accomplishments. Each Senior Appraiser follows the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and holds membership in the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) or the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Our specialists are carefully chosen for their knowledge, expertise and professionalism, each being recognized experts in their collecting area.

Our New York based senior appraisal team is supported by our regional directors and associates, specialists, cataloguers, researchers and business development professionals, each highly trained and qualified to serve the needs of our clients and uphold the standards of our appraisal service.

Highly Qualified

NYFAA’s appraisers and cataloguers are trained generalists, who, working together behind the scenes with our internationally recognized consulting specialist colleagues, ensure the highest level of accuracy and scholarship while minimizing intrusion and maintaining the privacy and security required by our exclusive clientele. Our appraisal and advisory team follows a rigorous program of professional involvement, staying attuned to changes in the art market, sales at regional and international auctions and galleries and new legislation involving the arts. In addition, our experts regularly lecture, publish articles, provide interviews on art and appraisal related topics and can be seen on Antiques Roadshow and other programming for the arts.

Our Management Team

Jason L. Rahm

Jason L. Rahm

President

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Jason L. Rahm, AAA, founded the appraisal firm of Jason Rahm and Associates (now New York Fine Art Appraisers) in 1980, after spending many years collecting and consulting. His passion for the arts has manifested in his appraisal practice, where he has been able to share his knowledge and experience with others. 

A USPAP compliant, Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, Jason has set high standards of excellence for the appraisal industry, gaining him worldwide respect among top insurance specialists, government and law enforcement, major auction houses, corporate, celebrity and private clients. A certified and IRS qualified generalist appraiser, his areas of expertise include Impressionist and Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts. 

As President of NYFAA, one of the leading independent advisory and appraisal firms of the fine and decorative arts in the country, Jason regularly appraises many prestigious collections, including the Art at Rockefeller Center. Alongside his primary role at NYFAA, Jason works with law enforcement and insurance companies as an art fraud investigator, serves as an expert witness and lectures on topics relating to art appraisal. 

"I found Jason Rahm to be extremely thorough in both the appraisal and photographing of artwork, silver and furnishings in my home. He has been careful, thoughtful and responsible."

Barbara Walters

Danielle T. Rahm

Danielle T. Rahm

Managing Director

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Danielle T. Rahm, ASA, Managing Director

Danielle has been with New York Fine Art Appraisers since 2003. Her background in Fine and Decorative Arts began when she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Boston University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Danielle continued her education at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan, where she was awarded a Master of the Arts in the History of Decorative Arts, Design and Culture. An Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers and an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, Danielle is a Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant appraiser. Her valuations are highly respected and sought out by private and corporate clients, government entities, and courts of law. A generalist appraiser, her areas of expertise include Impressionist and Modern Art, Contemporary Art, Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts. Alongside her primary role at NYFAA as Managing Director, Danielle is a contributor to Forbes.com, writing about topics relating to professional appraising, authenticity, valuation methodology, the art market, collection management, and protecting art collections. She lectures extensively in the Metropolitan NY Area, visiting private groups as well as the major insurance brokerages and companies. She is also involved with television programming for the arts, appearing most recently on the Travel Channel's "Greatest Mysteries: Louvre" and Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing: NYC.”

Marie Wayland

Marie Wayland

Regional Director, Southeast

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Marie Wayland, ISA AM, Regional Director, Southeast

Marie Wayland, ISA AM, has been working with New York Fine Art Appraisers since 2013 as the Regional Director of NYFAA’s Southeast regional appraisal office in Palm Beach, Florida.  A graduate of the University of Maryland, Marie has been appraising fine and decorative art as an active member of the International Society of Appraisers, Florida chapter, since 1999.  She served as President of the chapter from 2002-2004.  A Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Marie focuses on providing appraisals for insurance, non-cash charitable contributions, estates and equitable distribution for matrimonial dissolution.

Kate McDaniel

Kate McDaniel

Regional Director, Mid Atlantic

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Kate McDaniel, GG, Regional Director, Mid Atlantic

Kate McDaniel joined NYFAA in 2017, with over eleven years of experience, to lead New York Fine Art Appraisers' Mid Atlantic regional office in Washington, DC.  In her role, Kate assists private collectors, corporations, and institutions with the valuation and disposition of fine and decorative art and jewelry.  Kate is a Graduate Gemologist, certified by the Gemological Institute of America.  She holds a Master’s Degree in the History of Decorative Arts from Bard Graduate Center, New York, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and French from the University of California Berkeley.  Kate also has a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from the NYU School of Continuing Professional Studies and is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Prior to joining NYFAA, Kate was an in-house resident Graduate Gemologist at Tiffany & Co. for five years, after working at several exclusive private jewelry companies in Beverly Hills and New York. 

Nicole Voorhees

Nicole Voorhees

Regional Director, West Coast

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Nicole Voorhees, Regional Director, West Coast 

Nicole Voorhees joined New York Fine Art Appraisers in 2013 to lead our West Coast appraisal office in Los Angeles, California.  In this role, she assists private collectors, corporations, and institutions with the valuation and disposition of fine and decorative art.  Nicole holds a BA from Chapman University, Orange, California and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from the Pratt Institute in New York.  She is compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and served as the Personal Property Vice Chairperson, and later Chairperson, of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers from 2010-2015.  Nicole enjoys being active in local and regional arts development and is a Docent Guild Member of the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California.   

Melissa McCaffrey

Melissa McCaffrey

Regional Director, New England

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Melissa McCaffrey, Regional Director, New England

Melissa McCaffrey’s background includes a Master of Arts in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.  In her role at New York Fine Art Appraisers as Regional Director, Melissa assists private collectors, corporations, and institutions in Boston and the New England area with the valuation and disposition of fine and decorative art.  Prior to joining New York Fine Art Appraisers in 2012, she was with Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, Boston, where she cataloged Fine and Decorative Art for the monthly Discovery sale.

Barbara Rusoff

Director, Client Services

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Barbara Rusoff, Director, Client Services

Barbara has been with New York Fine Art Appraisers for the majority of her career, and has been instrumental in setting the high standards our firm is known for. She has dedicated herself to providing private clients, corporations, and institutions with the highest standards of prompt and personalized service, expertise, and confidentiality.  Under her leadership, NYFAA has been recognized as a preferred provider for leading insurance companies, including Chubb, AXA Art, and PURE.  Barbara works closely with clients to create an individualized and comprehensive program of appraisal and advisory services, including art liquidation, authentication, and collection management.            

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