Wardell Appraisals is a leading appraisal firm that specializes in confidential and objective reports. 


Estate appraisals are compliant with both the Internal Revenue Service guidelines, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP),

the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation.

Our appraisal firm is here to protect your prized possessions.  Every day valuable artworks and antiques can change in value.  In the event of calamity, fire, flood, theft, or earthquake, it is imperative you have your precious artworks and antiques documented and correctly appraised.


Accounting Firms  • Art Galleries  • Attorneys and Legal Professionals  • Bank Trust Departments

Beneficiaries  • Collectors  • Estates  • Historical Societies  • Individuals  • Insurance Professionals

Libraries  • Museums  • Private Fiduciaries  • Probate   • Trusts  • Universities  • Wealth Managers

Wardell Appraisals is a full service personal property appraisal firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving a national and international clientele.


Marcus Wardell ISA AM, and Rosalie Wardell ISA AM, of Wardell Appraisals are based in California’s San Francisco Bay Area.  Services are provided throughout Northern California including the San Francisco Bay Area, Wine Country, Monterey Peninsula, Gold Country, Mendocino Coast, and Silicon Valley.


San Francisco Bay Area: Sonoma: Glen Ellen, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Santa Rosa, Sea Ranch, Petaluma;  Marin: Belvedere, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon;  Mendocino: Elk, Fort Bragg;  Napa: Calistoga, Rutherford, St. Helena, Yountville; San Francisco; Berkeley, & the East Bay; San Mateo: Atherton, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Woodside; Santa Clara: Los Altos, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose; Monterey: Carmel, Salinas, and ​Santa Cruz.

​Nationally for clients including: Aspen, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Pacific Palisades, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Portland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, Santa Monica, Seattle, Tahoe, New York, and Washington D.C.

Acquisitions & Divestments

Wardell also advise on the acquisition or disposal of all fine and decorative art, books, jewelry, collectibles and wine.



Charitable contribution and Donation appraisals meet IRS guidelines, and the International Society of Appraisers appraisal report writing standard.  IRS Form 8283 is included with each donation appraisal. 


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Archive Appraisals

Appraisal collection management for Insurance and Donation. 


Marcus Wardell, ISA AM, and Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM, are available to travel nationwide to meet your requirements.


Fine Art, Photography, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Silver, Antiques, Books, Historical Artifacts & Memorabilia, Collectibles, Wine