Appraisals

Kapalaea Fine Art has one of the most complete databases for past sales. Appraisal organizations and individuals have praised the quality, detail, written skills, and presentation of our appraisals. Most importantly for the client, the appraisal has a certification seal affixed to the document. Usually we produce a full 5-6 page report for each artwork. The cost of the appraisals is very reasonable. Appraisals for subsequent art by the same artist will be at a reduced fee. All printing is done professionally. The completion time is within a few days.

Appraisals include the following information regarding the work of art:

  • -Image of work

  • -Information and description of subject artwork

  • -Analysis of appraisal procedures

  • -Artist biography

  • -Value & concluding remarks

  • -Certification

  • -Photos, information, and analysis of quality comparables

  • -Qualifications of the appraiser

  • -Resources

 

Kapalaea Fine Art focuses its appraisal services on vintage Hawaiian paintings, watercolors, and etchings - art that has been showcased in museums, major galleries, prominent collections, and that has been exposed to the market via online sales, live auctions, and galleries. Unknown and unlisted artists are not included in this category, but the appraiser can still provide service depending on the input from the client.



Kapalaea Fine Art appraises Hawaiian antiquities and collectibles. This includes wood bowls & furnishings, poi pounders, feather leis, and quilts.

 

Kapalaea Fine Art will also appraise European and American art.

​Artwork that has been valued by a certified fine art appraiser adds to the overall value of a piece. A donor to a charitable cause should always present, or be presented with, an appraisal from an independent source; never a value directly from the recipient fundraiser.

Members of the International Fine Art Appraisers are expected to establish and maintain the highest level of ethical conduct, professional standards, and methodological uses of appraisal valuation estimates based upon their knowledge and extensive "hands on" experience. The IFAA is very restrictive; only professionals with many years of experience are permitted as members. Should any governmental authority require the defense of any valuation, the client is responsible for the cost of the appraiser’s personal attorney’s fees, travel requirements, and all miscellaneous charges. Kapalaea Fine Art has no affiliation with any art gallery; it is an independent, non-biased appraisal service.

Kapalaea Fine Art is Hawaii’s certified fine art appraisal service. It has no affiliation with any art gallery; it is an independent, non-biased appraisal service. Members of the International Fine Art Appraisers are expected to establish and maintain the highest level of ethical conduct, professional standards, and methodological uses of appraisal valuation estimates based upon their knowledge and extensive "hands on" experience. The IFAA is very restrictive; only professionals with many years of experience are permitted as members. Gallery “opinions of value” are insignificant; they serve self-interests and do not understand the full scope of the marketplace.

 

Kapalaea Fine Art is credited with written biographical and descriptive documentation for the 2015 Celebrating A Century of Memories--Artists from the Golden Age of Painting in Hawai’i, an exhibition held at the Isaacs Art Center and in creating artist information for docents.

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