Marcus Wardell, ISA AM, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

Marcus Wardell, ISA AM, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

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Marcus Wardell
ISA member since Apr 07, 2011

(707) 318-4628 (Mobile)

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San Francisco, CA 94115 , United States map

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PO Box 411
Healdsburg, CA 95448 , United States map

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Marcus Wardell is a fine art, antique, and archive appraiser in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving a national and international clientele. Providing personal property appraisals for Estates, Insurance and Donation.

'Your inventory and appraisal of the rather heterogeneous holdings of our Colorado house is a meticulous work of art!'

Robert McCormick Adams Jr.
9th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

'Thanks so much for looking out for us and all of your support with protecting all of our family's assets'

The Family Francis Ford Coppola

Marcus Wardell, ISA AM, works in the San Francisco Bay Area including the Wine Country, Sonoma (Glenn Ellen, Healdsburg, Kenwood, Sea Ranch, Petaluma), Marin (Belvedere, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon), Mendocino, & Napa (Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville), San Francisco, Alameda (Berkeley, Claremont, Montclair, & Piedmont), San Mateo (Atherton, Burlingame, Hillsborough, & Portola Valley), Santa Clara (Los Gatos, Mountain View, & Palo Alto); and for clients in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, Carmel, Chicago, Pacific Palisades, Palm Beach, Salt Lake City, San Marino, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, & New York

Marcus Wardell, ISA AM, is available to travel nationwide to meet your requirements and needs

Providing services for:
Accounting firms, art galleries, attorneys and legal professionals, bank trust departments, beneficiaries, estates, historical societies, individuals, museums, private collectors, private fiduciaries, probate, religious institutions, and trusts

Personal property appraisals of Fine Art, Antiques, and Archives provided for:

INSURANCE
Coverage for Antiques, Fine Art and Personal Property
Damage Claims - Loss of Value

ESTATE
Estate Planning
Tax Liability

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
Division of Personal Property in a Divorce
Division of Personal Property Amongst Heirs

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION & DONATION
Art Musems and Institutions
Non Profit Organizations

Education:

The Institute for Artists' Estates
Estate planning, management, and the continuation of an artists’ archive and legacy. Gerhard Richter Archive, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Estate Philippe Vandenberg, Estate Max Beckmann, The Henry Moore Estate, Judd Foundation, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Estate of Hans Arp, Eva Hess, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, Estate Archive of Tseng Kwong Chi, and Catalogue Raisonné of Cézanne.
Berlin, Germany

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
Successfully completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation completed on April 14th, 2016. 

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
Requalification 2016
A review and update of ISA’s Appraisal Standards covering significant recent changes including those in the ISA Core Course Manual,  the IRS, and the insurance industry.

(ASA) American Society of Appraisers
Fair Market Value Concepts
Personal Property Appraisals for Federal Tax Calculations.

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
Successfully completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation completed on April 29th, 2014.

(AAA) Appraisers Association of America
The Getty Research Institute (GRI)
The Los Angeles Appraisal Research Workshop.

(AAA) Appraisers Association of America
Wine Appraising: An Intensive Course in Napa and Sonoma
NYU, New York University.

(AAA) Appraisers Association of America
USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
Successfully completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation completed on January 31st, 2012.

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents.
NIU Northern Illinois University 

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
Core Course in Appraisal Studies.
NIU Northern Illinois University

University of Wales, Newport
Prifysgol Cymru, Casnewydd
3D Design

Furniture, Silversmithing / Jewelry, Ceramics, Textiles, Product Design, Graphics, Production Technology, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, History of Art and Design, User Centered Design, Cultural Theories and Methodologies, Interactive Exhibits, Ergonomics and Human Factors

Design History Thesis:
• Product Design and it's Social Impact on Individuals
• William Morris, the British Arts and Crafts Movement
• Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of 1851 and Joseph Paxton

Material Science Thesis:
• Reticulation of Silver

Media Appearances and Interviews:

CBS, KCBS, Appraisal of Ted Kaczynski, “The Unabomber’s” possessions, GSA (General Services Administration, United States Government) auction

PBS, KQED, pledge break Antiques Roadshow, appraisal of Louis XV and Louis XVI signed letters, and a signed Albert Einstein poem

Fuji Television Network, Inc., Tokyo,  Japan
The Hiroshima Maidens
A group of twenty-five Japanese women who were young when they were seriously disfigured as a result of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on the morning of August 6, 1945.  The Reverend Tanimoto in Japan and American Saturday Review editor Norman Cousins (an outspoken advocate of nuclear disarmament) organized a trip to America in 1955, for the twenty-five Maidens to receive reconstructive surgery, at The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Amelia Earhart memorabilia, including flying goggles, autographed photographs and unpublished photographs
Mainstream media coverage and interviews:
ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS, AP, Radio: NPR; Print: AP, The Australian, Boston Globe, Business Week, Chicago Sun Times, China Post, Daily Mail UK, Forbes, The Guardian UK, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post, New Zealand Herald, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Taiwan News, Washington Post

Appraisal Experience:
Paintings, Works on Paper, Posters, Sculpture, Photographs, Textiles, Carpets & Rugs, 20th - 21st Century Design, (Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, and Modernism), American and European Furniture: (William Morris, Gustav Stickley, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Louis Majorelle, Jean-Michel Frank, Hans Wegner, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, Charles & Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Nakashima, Tom Dixon, Ron Arad, Philippe Starck and Marc Newson), Ceramics: (Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos and Stephen De Staebler),  Porcelain: (Sevres, Meissen, KPM Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, Minton, Worcester and Derby),  Glass: (Louis Comfort Tiffany, Emile Galle, Rene Lalique, Venini and Barovier),  Silver: (Georg Jensen, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Gorham's Martele and Archibold Knox), Objects of Vertu, Historical Memorabilia & Ephemera, Maps & Atlases, Autographs & Documents, Books: (Antiquarian, Incunabula, Livres d' Artiste, Manuscripts and Modern Fiction), Coins, Banknotes, Medals, Postage Stamps, Hollywood & Entertainment Memorabilia, Aviation & Space, Comics, Sports Memorabilia, Toys, Tribal Art, Pre-Columbian Art, Native American, Judaica, Antiquities, Asian, Artist’s Estates, Aircraft, Automobiles, Motorcycles, Whisky and Wine.


Specialties

  • Books
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Memorabilia - Entertainment
  • Silver - Sterling
  • Wine

Services

  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Donations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Probate
  • Estate Tax
  • Expert Witness
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Speaker
  • Tax Deductible Gifts

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art
  • Art Deco & Art Nouveau
  • Audio Visual Media
  • Books
  • Ceramics
  • Collectibles
  • Collectibles - Comic Books & Art
  • Collectibles - Stamps & Postal History
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Documents
  • Documents - Maps
  • Ephemera
  • Furniture - 20th Century
  • Furniture - Art Deco & Art Nouveau
  • Memorabilia
  • Memorabilia - Entertainment
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Photography - 19th Century
  • Photography - 20th Century
  • Silver
  • Silver - American
  • Silver - British
  • Silver - European
  • Tiffany Studio Lamps
  • Transport - Antique & Vintage Cars
  • Transport - Classic Cars
  • Wine
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