ART SYNDICATE is a boutique
appraisal service for Fine Art valuations.
cultural property donations
Appraisals | Art Syndicate
Art Syndicate provides valid and accurate monetary valuations for your fine art collection. We understand and respect both the personal and market value of each unique piece that our clients trust us with. We research and analyze works using a combination of fine art knowledge, experience, and the specialized training.
Art Syndicate's certified valuations are produced following in-person viewing or thorough virtual assessments of the work over email and phone. In all cases, appraisal reports produced by Art Syndicate comply with methodological, technical, and ethical requirements of the current version of the Code of Ethics and the Appraisal Report Writing Standard of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), along with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of the Appraisal Foundation. Certified Cultural Property appraisals comply with the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.
Our mission is to offer a highly professional, respectful,
and informative Fine Art valuation experience to our clients.
Why should I get an appraisal from Art Syndicate for my Fine Art collection?
Appraisals are essential information required for estate valuations, insurance coverage, equitable distribution, market valuations, or when planning to make charitable or cultural property donations.
All services from Art Syndicate comply with ISA and USPAP standards.
What information should I provide when working with Art Syndicate over email?
Basic information includes artist/creator, date of purchase or when the work was acquired, materials used, provenance (the art works history), dimensions, and images of the work. All information is kept confidential.
When you first contact Art Syndicate, this information will be requested - allowing for Art Syndicate to determine the scope of work (time and research) required to provide an estimate of hours and fees.
What should I expect to pay for a professional appraisal of my Fine Art collection?
Each appraisal is unique and fees are based on the amount of time and research required to fulfill the intended use of the appraisal.
You will receive a letter of engagement providing you with an estimate of the hours needed and the hourly fee. A 50% deposit is required upon your acceptance of the terms in order to commence with the appraisal process.
About the Director | Janette Doering ISA AM
Janette Doering is an experienced Fine Art Appraiser, certified by the International Society of Appraisers, with a specific expertise in Canadian Art. Throughout her 25 year career representing established artists in the private art sector, Janette has earned a respected reputation in the Canadian Art world, including Indigenous Art and Inuit Art.
From valuations to market analysis, Janette's knowledge of fine art trends over time and geography is of significant benefit to her clients. As an additional value to her clients, Janette brings extensive knowledge of shipping logistics, including international requirements for customs.
As an avid collector herself, Janette understands the personal relationship her clients have with their valuable Fine Art pieces. Respect for her clientele and their collections is the foundation for her professional relationships. Janette offers each client a personalized valuation experience that meets professional standards and informs decision making.