Sarah Reeder, ISA AM, Accredited Member of the AAA, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

Sarah Reeder, ISA AM, Accredited Member of the AAA, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

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Sarah Reeder
ISA member since Sep 29, 2015

(703) 543-2567 (Office)
(571) 722-7129 (Mobile)

Address #1
P.O. Box 222
Fairfax Station, VA 22039 , United States map

Address #2
513 E Main Street
Box 1672

Charlottesville, VA 22902 , United States map

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About

Sarah Reeder is the owner of Artifactual History® Appraisal and a graduate of New York University's Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts.  

In addition to Accredited Membership in the International Society of Appraisers, she is also an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA).  Ms. Reeder received her master's and undergraduate degrees from the College of William & Mary, where she also completed the Certificate Program in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History from the National Institute of American History and Democracy.   

Her firm Artifactual History® Appraisal prepares appraisal reports for estate, insurance, family distribution, and a variety of other uses.  Appraisal services include estate inventories, estate appraisals, insurance appraisals, appraisals for future planned sale, and for division among siblings or other family members.

Ms. Reeder's previous professional experience includes positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, as well as positions as a Subject Specialist at auction houses.  

Ms. Reeder is a generalist appraiser with years of experience working with fine art, silver, ceramics, antiques and decorative arts.  She is also a specialist and scholar in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design. She is USPAP-compliant through January 13, 2019 and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education.  Ms. Reeder can be reached directly at info@afhappraisal.com and 703-543-2567.
 
 
TESTIMONIALS:

"Sarah Reeder was a pleasure to work with.  Originally, we hired her to create an Insurance Appraisal of inherited antique furniture.  Not only did she provide an in-depth and thorough appraisal, she found some fascinating stories behind our antiques and gave us a better personal appreciation for family heirlooms.
  
Sarah's report provided her background and qualifications, a detailed explanation of her work, and a thorough explanation of all the items she studied.  She listed the origins, medium, style, dimensions, time period, condition, and provenance of each piece. She took great photos of each item, with photos highlighting details.  She also provided an appraised value of each item.
 
The report also included very specific information that involved many hours of research on Sarah's part.  We were particularly thrilled to learn that she was able to identify the family our painted blanket chest was created for, as well as the county the family lived in.  Not only that, but she found reference in a book stating that two of these chests were painted for the particular family.  The book showed a picture of a chest identical to ours, but with a different family member's name.  We had no idea our piece was so unique.
 
It was a joy to inspect each item with Sarah.  She noticed details in craftsmanship we had not noticed after living with them for years.  She took the time to ask about the sentimental value and story behind each family piece.  We now love and appreciate our family heirlooms even more."
 
S Winter,
 
Charlottesville, VA
 
 
"It was my great fortune to hire Sarah Reeder to appraise an artifact prior to a move this past summer.  I found Ms. Reeder through the Appraisers Association of America website listing of accredited appraisers.  From my first phone call with her, it was obvious that she is passionate about her work and extremely professional.  Ms. Reeder visited my home to evaluate the item and provided me with a comprehensive report that included a thorough description and photos of the artifact, detailed information about its history and historical significance, and a description of all the experts she contacted and other sources used to appraise its value.

Based on her findings, I decided that my best option was to loan the item to an interested museum.  At this point, Ms. Reeder became invaluable to me, offering to reach out to appropriate museums on my behalf.  Her combination of industry knowledge and personal contacts resulted in the identification of two potential museums and her on-going advice was spot-on in terms of what to consider in making my decision.  I am thrilled with the outcome and convinced this never would have happened without her support and expertise.  Sarah Reeder has my highest recommendation.  If you have an antique or other artifact you need appraised, she is THE person to call!"

R. Norris
McLean, Virginia
 

"We hired Sarah Reeder, owner of Artifactual History Appraisal, for estate appraisals and to appraise a family historical heirloom.  Sarah's passion for her profession, and due diligence in research and preparing the final appraisal report far exceeded our expectations.  She included numerous photos, a fully researched written appraisal, economic data pursuant to the silver antiques market and much more.  We highly recommend Ms. Reeder for your appraisal needs.  She is the ultimate professional and is superbly qualified by experience and by her academic credentials."

K-Alexandria, Virginia

 
MEMBERSHIPS:

Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers

Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America

Marketing and Promotions Committee Member, International Society of Appraisers

Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Appraisal Education

Phi Beta Kappa Member
 
 
PUBLICATIONS:
 
"What is USPAP and Why Is It Important to Hire A USPAP-Compliant Appraiser?"  ISA Now, International Society of Appraisers, 2017.

 

"An Introduction to Appraising Mid-Century Modern Furniture," The Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, 2016

"Rediscovering a Lost Treasure:  Frances Benjamin Johnston's Carnegie Survey," Uncommon Sense, No. 124, 2007 

 
EDUCATION:

Master of Arts, The College of William & Mary

Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts, New York University

Bachelor of Arts, The College of William & Mary 

Certificate in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History, National Institute of American History & Democracy 


SELECTED COURSES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
:

AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:

“18th and 19th-Century Furniture:  Materials, Construction, and Use”

“American Furniture Styles 1700-2000”

“IRS Legal Guidelines in Valuation of Fine and Decorative Arts”

“Research Methods for Appraisers”

“The Heart of the Matter:  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising”

“Essentials of Appraising”

“Appraisal Writing Workshop”

“Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)”

“Appraising Silver”

“Appraising Fine and Rare Wine”

“Appraisal of American Folk Art”

“The Appraisal of Old Master European and Early American Prints”  

AT THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY:

“Archaeological Material Culture,” a field school seminar in ceramics taught by the Curator of Archaeology at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation utilizing the institution’s ceramic collections

“Vernacular Architecture,” taught by the Senior Architectural Historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Decorative Arts”

“19th-Century Art”

“20th-Century American Art”

“The Museum in the U.S.”

“Public History”

“Art, Politics, and American Culture”

“History of Fashion”

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

"Antiques, Furnishings, & Decorative Arts," International Society of Appraisers, 2016

“Appraisal of Modern and Contemporary Prints,” New York University, 2016

“Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal,” Appraisers Association of America, 2016

“Theory & Methodology,” Appraisers Association of America, 2016

“Core Course in Appraisal Studies,” International Society of Appraisers, 2015
 

SERVICE AREAS:

Artifactual History® Appraisal serves clients in both the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC Metro region and in Charlottesville, Virginia.   Service areas in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC include Aldie, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Ashburn, Berryville, Bethesda, Burke, Capitol Hill, Centreville, Chevy Chase, Clifton, Crystal City, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Fair Lakes, Falls Church, Gainesville, Georgetown, Great Falls, Haymarket, Herndon, Hume, Leesburg, Lorton, Loudon County, Manassas, Marshall, McLean, Middleburg, Prince William County, Oakton, Occoquan, Potomac, Purcellville, Reston, Silver Spring, Springfield, Sterling, The Plains, Tysons Corner, Upperville, Vienna, Warrenton, and Woodbridge.  

Artifactual History® Appraisal's service areas in the Charlottesville, Virginia region include Charlottesville, Keswick, Ivy, Crozet, Lake Monticello, Barboursville, Gordonsville, Ruckersville, Standardsville, as well as other locations in central Virginia.


Specialties

  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Furniture - 20th Century
  • Silver

Services

  • Consultant
  • Donations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Insurance Claims

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art
  • Art - 20th Century
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Silver
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