Fine Art Appraising + Cataloguing Services

Artefact Fine Art provides independent professional Fine Art appraising and cataloguing services for both private and corporate collectors, financial professionals and insurance providers, law firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.


Professional Fine Art Services

“In the art world, free advice may be worse than no advice and failing to seek independent expert opinions may result in costly mistakes.”  
— Deloitte Art & Finance Report, 2017

Professional Appraisal Reports with comprehensive and justified values written to the highest standards in the industry. All appraisal reports are written in complete compliance with the requirements and guidelines set forth by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), as well as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB), ensuring highest standards. 

Art is appraised for a number of intended uses such as:

- Determining resale value

- Charitable donations

- Donations of Certified Cultural Property (CCPERB)

- Insurance coverage

- Insurance damage and loss claims

- Equitable distribution: divorce, partnership dissolution etc.

- Estate planning


A full Appraisal Report consists of detailed descriptions, photographs, documented condition of each artwork, as well as the market research and data involved in reaching concluding values. 

Taking inventory and properly documenting a collection of art is essential in caring for and assessing the value of your collection. Get professional cataloguing services, because a properly inventoried collection gives clients peace of mind for insuring fine art or estate planning. Cataloguing services include full inventory documentation, provenance research, artist bibliographies, condition reports, quality photographs of your art, an organized detailed database or spreadsheet of your collection and more.


Every work of art and collection is as unique as its owner. Each project and assignment is tailored specific to your needs and objective. Additional support and recommendations such as framing, care and hanging of art can also be arranged.

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