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 an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America and an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers.  Intended uses for appraisals include:



Family Distribution

Equitable Distribution

Damage Claims

Federal Tax Purposes

Estate Planning

Potential Purchase or Sale

The intended use of an appraisal depends on the needs of each client.  Appraisal services are billed at a rate of $150/hour. 

Please call Artifactual History® Appraisal at 703-543-2567 or email for a complimentary conversation 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.


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

Silver Specialization (Sarah Reeder is a silver specialist and frequently prepares capsule appraisals of family silver for insurance purposes, which is a very affordable project that ensures that family silver services will have adequate insurance coverage in the event of loss without having to undertake a large appraisal)

Short Consultation Appointment to Assess Residential Contents (this is often an excellent cost-effective option for individuals unsure if they need an appraisal)

Household Inventories (for family estate planning or other purposes)

Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design Consultation, Research, and Scholarship (Sarah Reeder is a Specialist in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design and welcomes opportunities to assist other appraisers in their assignments as well as private clients)

Catalogue Raisonné Research and Other Scholarly Research for Fellow Appraisers and Private Citizens (including resources only accessible in specialized reference libraries)

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?  Call 703-543-2567 or email to discuss possibilities!


The Washington, D.C. Metro Area including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia including Aldie, Alexandria, Annandale, Annapolis, Arlington, Ashburn, Berryville, 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, Marshall, McLean, Middleburg, Oakton, Occoquan, Potomac, Purcellville, Reston, Silver Spring, Springfield, Sterling, The Plains, Tysons Corner, Upperville, Vienna, Warrenton, and Woodbridge.

Charlottesville and Central Virginia

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.