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Who We Serve

Private collectors

As an independent appraisal firm, we do not buy or sell and are not affiliated with any auction house or gallery. We serve private collectors throughout the country. NYFAA is relied upon for accurate and informed valuations of single works of art, eclectic, or carefully selected collections focused on works of art by period and genre, jewelry, fine furnishings, and general household contents. We provide accredited appraisals for insurance, sale, trusts, estates, damage and loss, marital dissolution, and donation purposes. Our firm emphasizes privacy and confidentiality, expedient turnaround time, excellent client service, and competitive fees.

If you only require appraisals on one or a few pieces or are not located near one of our five locations, we also provide online appraisals without an on-site visit.


As the appraisers of the art and furnishings at Rockefeller Center, we understand the needs of corporations and organizations with collections in private and public spaces. We evaluate everything from single works of art to thousands of objects in multiple locations. Besides providing professional appraisals, accepted and preferred by all major insurance carriers, the IRS and courts of law, NYFAA can assist with varied levels of collection management needs, including art management software, sales, and charitable contribution advisory, and coordination for moving, installations and conservation. Our firm is fully insured.

Insurance Specialists

As preferred providers for major carriers including Chubb, AXA, Chartis and Pure, amongst others, we frequently work with insurance providers and collectors to accurately evaluate fine and decorative art. We provide on-site and desktop appraisals in over 30 areas of expertise, walkthrough services, collection management software, photographic and video documentation, all tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our longstanding relationships with brokers and carriers allow us to offer competitive rates to referred clients.

In the event of a damage or loss, NYFAA has in-house senior appraisers specializing in forensic valuation to create pre-loss appraisal reports, direct conservation efforts and determine diminution.

I never hesitate to recommend NYFAA to clients and associates. The superior quality of their appraisal reports and exceptional customer service is unsurpassed is the appraisal field.

Howard Kaye

Former Chairman, Kaye Insurance Associates

Public Collections—Museums and Non-Profit Organizations

We frequently work with charitable donors to ensure the maximum valuation of any donation without compromising the not-for-profit status of the recipient institution. Our appraisals are universally accepted and considered qualified by the IRS and courts of law. We also provide replacement value appraisals for purposes of insurance coverage and in instances of damage or loss.

Government Agencies AND Municipalities

New York Fine Art Appraisers is uniquely qualified to meet the widely divergent needs of Government agencies. As appraisers of over 2,200 photographic works of art on behalf of the U.S. Government, we assist the Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, IRS, Treasury Department, state and local municipalities in determining the value of artifacts and works of art.  With an emphasis on confidentiality and security, we are fully insured and registered for government contracting.

Legal AND FINANCIAL Professionals

NYFAA works together with legal and financial professionals to produce fully transparent, IRS and USPAP compliant fair market value appraisals.  Our appraisal documents are important tools for purposes relating to trusts, estates and estate planning, equitable distribution for marital dissolution and non-cash charitable contributions.  We maintain a 100% acceptance record with the IRS.  With tangential services including art sales advisory and estate liquidation, expert witness testimony and authentication, we are uniquely poised to assist with all of your clients’ valuable asset needs.