I have appraised thousands of pieces for insurance appraisals, including for corporate art collections. This is the most competitive segment of the appraisal industry, I offer appraisals starting at $50.
I have also done many estate appraisals. They are different: insurance appraisals are based on replacement cost, while estate appraisals are based on fair market value.
No minimum or maximum collection size, quick turnaround time. Some appraisers avoid divorces because they can end up in court. I do offer divorce appraisals and am willing to appear in court.
I can provide market-value advice before you buy, or to help you find the auction house best suited to sell your piece or collection.
My name is Stacey Blouin. I am an Art Appraiser with a Ph.D. in Art History, an M.A. in Art History and a B.A. in Anthropology. I have completed the ISA core course in appraisal studies and I specialize in fine art appraisals. I'm based in Toronto but I can appraise fine art from anywhere in Canada, I don't typically need to see it in person.
I studied Western European Art in graduate school and I have many years of professional experience with Canadian Art, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, and European Art.
I've worked for leading museums, universities, and auction industry leaders in both the Canadian and International markets, including Sotheby's, Waddington's, and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.