Mid-Century Modern Appraisal

Sarah Reeder, ISA AM

Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America

Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers

Graduate of New York University's Certificate Program in Fine & Decorative Arts

Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education

Sarah Reeder is an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers and a graduate of New York University's Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts.  She received her master's and undergraduate degrees from the College of William & Mary, where she also completed the Certificate Program in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History from the National Institute of American History and Democracy.  

Prior to founding Artifactual History® Appraisal, her professional experience included positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, as well as positions as a Subject Specialist at auction houses.  

She is a generalist appraiser with years of experience working with fine art, silver, ceramics, antiques and decorative arts.  She is also a specialist and scholar in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design. She is USPAP-compliant through January 13, 2019 and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education.

EDUCATION:

Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts, New York University
Courses Taken:
“Appraising Silver”
“Appraising Fine and Rare Wine”
“Appraisal of American Folk Art”
“The Appraisal of Old Master European and Early American Prints”
“18th and 19th-Century Furniture:  Materials, Construction, and Use”
“American Furniture Styles 1700-2000”
“IRS Legal Guidelines in Valuation of Fine and Decorative Arts”
“Research Methods for Appraisers”
“The Heart of the Matter:  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising”
“Essentials of Appraising”
“Appraisal Writing Workshop”
“Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)”
“Internship in Appraisal Studies”


Master of Arts, The College of William & Mary
Master's Thesis: "Reevaluating the Carnegie Survey:  New Uses for Frances Benjamin Johnston's Pictorial Archive," a collection of documentary architectural photography

Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa cum laude, Monroe Scholar, The College of William & Mary
Honor's Thesis: "Ray Kaiser Eames in 1930s New York: The Education of an Artist," analyzing Ray Eames' training and paintings prior to co-founding the Eames Office

Certificate in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Material Culture from the National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

"Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update Course," The Appraisal Foundation, 2017.

"Appraisal of Modern and Contemporary Prints," New York University, 2016.

"Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal," Appraisers Association of America, 2016.

"Theory & Methodology," Appraisers Association of America, 2016.

"Antiques, Furnishings, & Decorative Arts," International Society of Appraisers, 2016.

"Core Course in Appraisal Studies," International Society of Appraisers, 2015.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America

Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers

Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education

Phi Beta Kappa

PUBLICATIONS:

"What is USPAP and Why Is It Important to Hire A USPAP-Compliant Appraiser?"  ISA Now, International Society of Appraisers, 2017.

"An Introduction to Appraising Mid-Century Modern Furniture," The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, 2016.

"Rediscovering a Lost Treasure:  Frances Benjamin Johnston's Carnegie Survey."  Uncommon Sense, No. 124, 2007.