Curatrix Group offers hard-to-find appraisal expertise in textiles,
clothing, and furnishings. Whether you have a tapestry or a tablecloth,
a vintage Dior, or a closetful of wild 70s platform shoes, one
item or an entire estate, we can help.
We provide complete appraisals of personal property for charitable
donations, insurance, damage and loss, and equitable distribution
purposes. We are independent, USPAP-compliant appraisers. Curatrix
Group appraisals are recognized and accepted by courts and the IRS.
And if you dont need a formal appraisal but would still like
to know more about what youve got, we offer object identification
and opinion services, too!
What kinds of things do you appraise?
A: We specialize in American and European textiles and costumes
things like quilts and samplers, vintage clothing, or
linens. We also appraise decorative arts and furnishings
things like baskets, lamps, or chairs. If we feel your item
is out of our area of knowledge, we will be happy to refer you
to another appraiser with the appropriate specialization.
Q: Why do I need an appraisal?
A: Appraisals are usually used for specific purposes, such as
gauging the amount of insurance you need, calculating and supporting
a tax deduction for a charitable donation, valuing an estate,
establishing retail value, or making damage or loss insurance
Q. Are your services available in my
A: Yes. We are happy to come to you, or to make an appointment
for you to come to us. Sometimes, if the items in question are
few and fairly small, cllients choose to send them to us so
we can examine them. Or, we can appraise items from photographs
if it isnt possible for us to see them in person.
Q: How much will an appraisal cost?
A: That will depend on several things, such as how many items
you have, and how much research we need to do. We price appraisals
either by flat fee, or by a competitive hourly rate. Once we
have discussed the scope of the appraisal with you, we will
give you an estimate of the cost. If you agree to the proposal,
Q: Is the meter running as soon as I
pick up the phone?
A: No. Phone conversations and e-mail exchanges about general
aspects of the appraisal are normally free of charge.
Q: What will I get for my money?
A: We will provide you with a formal appraisal report. It will
include a thorough description and a photograph of each item,
an analysis of the market, and a bibliography. And, of course,
each items appraised value.