Appraiser Services

Fine Art Appraiser

Fine Art Appraiser

Alice Karle

Fine Art Appraiser

Decorative Art Appraiser

Call 805 682-2234 or Email
Visit the Gallery for examples

Certified Appraiser for Fine Art. IRS Qualified Appraiser for Trust & Estate, as well as Charitable Donation. Alice is accredited in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which define the nationally required ethical guidelines for appraiser services.

We specialize in Fine Art, Modern Art, and Decorative Art. Appraiser Services include: Trust & Estate, Insurance, Charitable Donation, and Wealth & Asset Management for Fine Art.

Fine art and the fine decorative arts are our areas of concentration. The Gallery section of the website, provides an overview of property we have appraised.

Property we appraise ranges from important fine art of the 19th and 20th centuries, fine silver and jewelry, libraries of rare first editions, Chinese and Asian art, to all types of fine decorative art objects.

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Trust & Estate

Trust & Estate appraiser services can be for tax purposes, to distribute property, trust and estate planning, fine art wealth or asset management or a combination.Read More

Fair Market Value is the value used, which approximates the value in the most appropriate auction or brokered sale market.

Estate Appraisals can also establish a baseline at a particular point in time when a change in ownership has occurred or may occur in the future.

Insurance Appraisal

Insurance appraiser services are for coverage against loss or damage. Appraisal values are for replacement purposes and are closest to those in the retail market.Read More

Especially in California, where we have mass losses from fire, an itemized appraisal can expedite the processing of your claim.

Most insurance policies compensate for loss of individual items which must be valued, and not the total amount of coverage on your policy.


Consultation is an economical way to decide where to go next if you are uncertain about the value of your property.Read More

Consultation may include a Verbal Evaluation. The appraiser estimates value based on general knowledge without research. A consultation is not an appraisal. The client signs a release, acknowledging the limited scope include the possibility of error.

Written or email documentation is not provided, but the client is encouraged to take notes.

Reasons for consultation are: your own general knowledge, distributing property of limited value, or evaluating property for an estate sale.

That being said, many valuable items have been discovered during consultations. For example, the Creede Bank Note selling for $87,000 plus auction premium.

Charitable Donation

For a detailed more detailed explanation of Charitable Donation Appraisals click this link.

Charitable Donation appraiser services uses Fair Market Value as defined by the IRS. Charitable Donation is an important part of Financial Planning. We are pleased to consult with you and your financial advisors about your planned charitable donation.

Alice Karle Appraiser, is an IRS Qualified and USPAP Accredited Appraiser for Non-Cash Charitable Donation.Read More

We are experts in Non-Cash Charitable Donation, having performed appraisals in the multiple millions, as well as appraisals for more modest donations.

The IRS defines the value thresholds requiring appraisal, size and quality of photos, and other important appraisal criteria.

Non-Cash Charitable Donation Appraisals may be subject to IRS committee review. The appraiser must conform to all requirements and practices of the IRS and USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).

The appraiser reviews the IRS form to be filed, and affirms their compliance by signing the form, under penalty of perjury or other sanctions.

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