Advisory Services


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Professional Opinions of Value

If you require a quick and accurate value estimate of your artwork, our online Professional Opinion of Value is an excellent option.

For a flat fee of $75.00 we will produce a Professional Opinion of Value for your item. This is a one page summary that provides a low/high estimate of your artwork's fair market value.

Please note, a P.O.V. is not an appraisal. It is a useful reference document to provide you with a snapshot of your artwork's value for ready sale.

  • To receive a Professional Opinion of Value from AFAA, fill out our Request a Quote Form and type P.O.V. in the Artwork Description field.

  • Email us good quality photos, measurements, medium and the most complete description you can provide.

  • We will email you a credit card authorization form for payment.

  • Once payment is received we forward your P.O.V.

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Authentication Assistance

While AFAA does not authenticate works of art, we have assisted many clients to do so. It's important to note that only a recognized expert in the work of an artist, is authorized to issue certificates of authenticity. We have longstanding professional relationships with many experts and understand their process and requirements.

Providing the relevant data on your item before submission to the expert is often pivotal to a positive outcome. This frequently involves research in specialist collections, archives and databases on your behalf. Our objective is to present the expert with a detailed fact sheet on your artwork that supports its presumed authenticity. If the expert requests to personally examine the work,we can also assist with logistics.

Hourly rates apply.


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Inspection and Verification

Prior to a purchase or sale we will inspect the work of art being considered. We will verify the current condition of the object, review all paperwork and provenance associated with the item and if requested, perform a database search to track its history.

Hourly rates apply.