ACQUISITIONS

 

 

 

For our clients who wish to begin a collection or build upon an existing one, EFA provides expertise, guidance, and support. 

Services include:

Sourcing

Viewing and Vetting

Restoration

Bidding representation

Negotiating

Shipping and Installation                                              

 

APPRAISALS

 

 

EFA is relied upon by dealers and private collectors alike to provide detailed, objective, carefully researched and illustrated appraisals for:

Insurance

Damage & Loss

Estate Tax and Estate Planning

Family Division

Charitable Contributions

Liquidation, Bankruptcy, and Collateral

Legal Support, Expert Reports and Testimony

Art as Collateral

All appraisal reports are compliant with both Internal Revenue Service guidelines and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for all purposes, and conform to The Art Loss Register and The Getty Information Institute "Object ID" standards.

 

COLLECTION   MANAGEMENT

 

We offer a bespoke collection management and curatorial service. This involves advising and coordinating all ongoing activities and requirements that are associated with the ever changing status of a collection, including:

Inventory Report of entire collection including full color illustrations, comprehensive descriptions, provenance, comparables, condition, exhibition history and literature references

Authenticity

Risk, Insurance and Tax

Conservation and Restoration

Framing and Lighting

Storage, Transportation and Installation

Appraisals

Supervision of Museum Exhibition Loans

 

DISPOSITION

 

Helping our clients deaccession their collections, from fine art to household furnishings, is one of EFA's signature services.  A custom approach is tailored to maximize proceeds according to the client's specifications and scope of the project, whether it is liquidating an estate or reselling a prized antique.  Auction, private treaty, and retail sales are all methods we employ.