Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), Little Mansion, circa 1955, polychrome and ebonized wood.  Sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $50,000.00



Marvin Cone (American 1891-1964), From Iowa - 1940, oil on canvas board, sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $55,000.00


Ansel Adams, The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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

Sorel Etrog, Flight II, bronze, sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $87,750.00



Louis Comfort Tiffany,

diamond, sapphire &

emerald bracelet,

sold at auction

on behalf of a

private client, 

$125,000.00





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

Magic Letter Express, United States, 1865 local postage.  One of only seven known Magic Letter Express stamps. Sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $8,625.00



Johnstone & Jeanes mahogany Jupe dining table, circa 1850, sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $122,500.00


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Winslow Homer (American 1836-1910) , 1878 hand painted tile, one of  only six known Homer tiles.  Sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $39,650.00



Sorel Etrog's Flight II, inspected by our art appraisal in San Francisco, CA

Richard Beechey, The Mexican Presidio, 1826

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), Octavio Paz, Three Poems, 1988, complete suite of 27 lithographs sold at auction, $40,000.00


Collection of fine books, sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $862,373.00


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

Château H​aut-Brion 1961, 1 dozen

bottles, sold at auction on behalf of

a private client, $18,445.00


Wardell Appraisals is a full service personal property appraisal firm specializing in confidential and objective appraisals

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Linoleum cut on paper, 1962, Tete De Femme (Portrait de Jacqueline de Face II)  sold at auction, $81,250.00


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

Art & Antique Appraisal Services for San Francisco

A blackstone stele of

Avalokiteshvara Shadakshari,

​Bihar, Pala period, 11th/12th

​century, sold at auction on

behalf of a private client, 

$68,750.00


Wardell Appraisals also advise on the acquisition or divestment of all personal property including: fine art, decorative arts, antiques, silver, books, jewelry, collectibles, and wine.

WARDELL APPRAISALS

Pre-Columbian gold, sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $9,619.00


CONSULTING SERVICES

Acquisitions & Divestments, including museum, gallery, and auction house liaison
Appraisal Review
Archivist
Cataloging
Collection Management
Public Speaking & Lectures
Risk Management & Risk Mitigation

Peter Voulkos, clay form #4, (CR900.8-W), 

sold at auction on behalf of a private client, 

$20,000.00


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

Lynda Benglis (b. 1941), Abu, 1980, wire, plaster, gesso, oil base, gold leaf, 36 inches diameter.  Sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $81,250.00



Ansel Adams, Moon Rise, Half Dome,

Yosemite Valley, sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $33,750.00


Andy Warhol, Letter to the World

(The Kick), from Martha Graham

Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994), Morning Crow, 1979, acrylic on canvas.  Sold at auction on behalf of a private client, $84,375.00




Appraisals are compliant with the Internal Revenue Service guidelines, the International Society of Appraisers appraisal report writing standard, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation, for all purposes including:

INSURANCE


ESTATE TAX & ESTATE PLANNING

Estate Appraisal

Estate Planning

Probate Settlement


CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION & DONATION

IRS Form 8283 is included with each Donation appraisal


EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

Distribution of personal property in a divorce

Division of personal property amongst heirs