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appraisals & valuations

Pollon Art offers comprehensive art appraisal services for personal property in the areas of Australian Aboriginal art including paintings, bark paintings, sculpture, carvings, works on paper, weavings and other fine art material. 

Appraisals prepared by Pollon Art Director, Miriam Grundy, comply with the highest standards in the field, known as Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP. All appraisals adhere to the strict code of professionalism and ethics set out by USPAP. The IRS will only accept estate and donation appraisals prepared by a USPAP qualified appraiser, defined in IRS publication 561 as an individual who has earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization for demonstrated competency in valuing the type of property being appraised. 

Pollon Art can perform appraisals for Aboriginal and Torres Straights Islander works of art, objects and visual material for the following purposes:

  • Charitable contributions and gifts
  • Fine art insurance
  • Damage and loss insurance claims
  • Estate tax  
  • Probate
  • Disposition and sale of individual works or collections

Miriam has appraised works on behalf on clients for numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Kluge Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Cambridge; and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle.  Contact Pollon Art to find out more about appraisal and valuation services.