Mission

To provide:

  • Appraisals of fine art that comply with the professional standards of USPAP, the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice for Appraisers, and the Appraiser's Association of America
  • Complete appraisal documents for Insurance, Estate, Charitable Donation, Owner's Edification, Damage and Loss, Equitable Distribution of Property.

Credentials
  • Certificate: Appraisal of Fine and Decorative Arts, New York University
  • Accredited Member: Appraiser's Association of America
  • Qualified: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: State University of New York, Albany, Art History
  • Post Graduate Studies: University of Pittsburgh, Art History
  • Extensive experience in appraisal of fine arts, and in galleries and museums
  • Independent Appraiser of Fine and Decorative Arts. Specialties: American, European and Latin American Fine Art.
  • Owner and Appraiser at Carla Young Fine Arts Appraisals, LLC

Clients: Private collectors and public institutions throughout the US and internationally. The privacy of all clients is respected and confidential.


About Appraisals

Art appraisals are important for many reasons including the protection of your art investment, insurance coverage, valuation for loss or damage, estate tax purposes, charitable donations, when selling or investing in art, equitable distribution, or simply for owner's edification.

Carla Young Fine Arts Appraisals, LLC has extensive experience in providing the following:

  • A current appraisal of your art written by an appraiser who has high professional standards and qualifications, and who will provide you with an expert, non-biased report.
  • When your needs are related to art donations or taxes, you will work with an appraiser who is experienced and qualified in research and writing of appraisals that conform to IRS standards.
  • The appraiser has access to art price databases; auction and sales reports; an extensive library of research books and catalogs; contacts at national and international auction houses, galleries, and retail venues; and current information about market trends.
  • The appraiser is knowledgeable, thorough and diligent in research, in appraisal writing, and methodology.
  • Valuations that will comply with your specific needs whether they be insurance companies, IRS, personal edificaton, attorneys, sale and purchase of art.

When your appraisal is complete, the documents and valuations provided to you will be a source of useful information that goes beyond the current value of your art properties. You will be informed with detailed descriptions of the methods and comparisons used to determine the value your artwork, artist biographies, and other important data that is relevant and necessary for the specific type of appraisal that best fits your needs.