NIA's Appraisal Document

  1. A National Institute of Appraisers (NIA) Certified Appraisal is a comprehensive survey and analysis of the sale and acquisitions of comparable items in the national, international, primary, secondary and auction markets.

  2. A NIA Certified Appraisal for even a single work of art is a comprehensive (8) eight page document.

  3. All NIA Certified Appraisals contain a summary of factors on which the appraisal is based and include a statement of qualifications of the Senior Appraiser who researched and certified the assigned values.

  4. All NIA Certified Appraisals contain the following data:

    1. Date of appraisal

    2. Artist name

    3. Title of work (or descriptive title)

    4. Media of work

    5. Artist signature information

    6. Date of work (if known)

    7. Condition of work

    8. Edition size information

    9. Dimensions of work

    10. Basis of evaluation

      1. Valuation comparables

      2. Valuation conclusion

    11. Provenance on items valued over $15,000.00 plus history of exhibitions (if known)

    12. Appraised value

    13. Color photograph(s) of work


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