Antique Appraisal


Artifactual History® Appraisal offers highly professional appraisal services for a wide range of intended uses.  Appraisals are written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) by appraiser Sarah Reeder, who is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers and an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America.  Previous clients include private collectors, corporations, institutions, embassies, lawyers, insurance adjusters, and members of the diplomatic and military communities. The intended use of an appraisal depends on the needs of each client and intended uses for appraisals include:



Collection Management

Family Distribution

Equitable Distribution

Damage Claims

Federal Tax Purposes

Estate Planning

Appraisal services are billed at a rate of $150/hour with a 2-hour minimum project size. 

Please contact Artifactual History® Appraisal at or 703-543-2567 to discuss your specific situation and determine what type of appraisal report would best suit your needs.

Artifactual History® Appraisal is an inclusive business with a core value of creating a safe and welcoming experience for all clients.

Please note that Artifactual History® Appraisal is unable to perform on-site assignments where mold or similar environmental conditions are present.


Artifactual History® is pleased to offer a variety of additional services including:

Historic Interiors Consulting (specialized assistance with furnishing plans for institutions and preservation groups)

Verbal Consultation Appointment to Assess Residential Contents (this is often an excellent option for individuals who don't need an appraisal report but need to have more information about their items)

Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design Consultation, Research, and Scholarship (Sarah Reeder is a Specialist in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design)

Collection Consulting (for those considering a planned purchase)

Silver Specialization (Sarah Reeder is a silver specialist and frequently prepares capsule appraisals of family silver for insurance purposes so that family silver services will have adequate insurance coverage in the event of loss)

Household Inventories (for family estate planning or other purposes)

Catalogue Raisonné Research and Other Scholarly Research

Collection Management and Inventorying (implementing systems that will allow you to easily track your collection as it grows, customized to your needs)

Contract Cataloging (for both private and retail clients)

Editorial and Pre-Publication Assistance for Scholarly Works

Written Scholarly Contributions, Articles, and Blog Posts on Topics Including Mid-Century Modern, Fine Art, Antiques, and Decorative Arts

Are you interested in a service you don't see listed above?  Email to discuss possibilities!


The Washington, D.C. Metro Area including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia including Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Bethesda, Burke, Capitol Hill, Centreville, Chevy Chase, Clifton, Crystal City, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Fair Lakes, Falls Church, Gainesville, Georgetown, Great Falls, Haymarket, Herndon, Hume, Leesburg, McLean, Middleburg, Oakton, Occoquan, Potomac, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Warrenton, and Woodbridge.

Charlottesville By Appointment Only

Global Remote Services Working from Photographs-Location Independent

Sarah Reeder also welcomes appraisal assignments working from photographs when an appraisal report prepared from photographs is appropriate for the client's intended use.  Please feel free to contact her to discuss projects using photographs of items in locations not listed above.