Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM, A.A., Fine Art

Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM, A.A., Fine Art


Tara Ana Finley
ISA member since Aug 30, 2004

(305) 446-1820 (Office)
(786) 486-8042 (Office)
(305) 648-1939 (Fax)

4706 SW 67th Ave
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Miami, FL 33155 , United States map

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TARA ANA FINLEY, ISA AM, A.A.  Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM, A.A.  Accredited Appraiser of Fine Art, Appraiser of Residential Contents,  A.A.  Specialty  areas  Tribal, Pre-Colombian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, Antiquities and Collectibles (Toys, Dolls, Lead Soldiers)

EXPERIENCE: 35+ years  appraisal and specialist with Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips, New York, New York. Director off -premises estate sales for Christie's.  Head of Tribal Art and Antiquities, Collectibles, and Decorative Arts. Gallery Director, Phillips Son & Neale.  President  and Senior Appraiser for Anubis Appraisal & Estate Services, Inc. 2003-Present. Antique Roadshow Appraiser 1994-2003. Fox News Strange Inheritance Appraiser 2016 Season. New York School Interior Design Graduate A.A.


DEGREES: Finch College, BA Art History, Columbia University, New York, New York Graduate Studies Art History.

New York School of Interior Design, Associates Degree  Of Interior Design 1994, Graduate

SELECT APPRAISAL EDUCATION: Appraisers Association of America, Inc. Appraisal Foundation successfully completed the 15 hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal  Practice (USPAP) effective through January 2017, Graduate.

Successfully completed the 7 hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) update January 2016 in West Palm Beach, FL.

Appraisers Association of America, Inc. The Generalist Appraiser-Fine Art, Antiquities, Prints, Carpets, Jewelry, Wine, and Collectibles. Completed 2015 class.

Appraisers Association of America, Inc. Theory and Methodology course in May 2015.

International Society of Appraisers, re-qualification of accredited membership 2016-2021, Graduate.

International Society of Appraisers and University of Maryland University College Appraisal of Fine Art Course, October 2004-Graduate.

International Society of Appraisers, Core Course in Appraisal Studies: Appraisal Theory, Principals, Methodology, and Report Writing Standards (Formerly ISA Courses, 101, 102, 103) 2002, New Orleans, LA. Graduate.


19th / 20th Century Wood Identification Made Simple (2007),Fakes and Frauds of the 19th/20th Centuries (2007),Antique Pottery and Porcelain Identification (2007), Silver The Modernism Movement (2007) Ivory and Its Look-A-Likes (2006), Asian Decorative Arts Identifying and Valuing Later Asian Art (2006), Barometers and Clocks (2006), English Ceramics How Wonderful, How Real (2005), 18th -20th Century Furniture, Sorting Out the Fakes (2005).Problems in Asian Art, Freeman's and the Appraisers Association of America, December 2012.

Sotheby's Institute of London and New York, The Contemporary Art Experience, a unique connoisseurship program on contemporary art, Art Basel Miami Beach December 1-4, 2005, Charles Antiques School, 1998 and 1999  and others.

Intensive Study: Furniture Authentication, 2011, Essential Silver Research, 2011, Hot and Cold in the Asian Market- On and Off the Wall, 2011, The Analysis and Authentication of Antique Furniture, 2009, English Ceramics, 1680-1860, 2009, English Furniture, 1680-1835, and its impact on American Design, 2009 and others.



Appraisers Association of America, Inc. AAA member 1984-Present - Qualifications including appraiser of antiquities, tribal art (African, Oceanic, Pre-Colombian, Native American), Islamic art  and Collectibles including toys, dolls, lead soldiers and military miniature specialties.

International Society of Appraisers ISA AM, accredited member 2003-Present. Appraiser of Residential Contents and Fine Art, including European and American Furniture, Paintings, Decorations and Silver.

Palm Beach Appraisers Association, Member 2009- Present, Appraiser of Residential Contents, Fine Art, Antiquties and Tribal Art.

American Friends of the Georgian Group, member 1994-Present

Junior League of Miami, 2000-Present

Friends of Art, Lowe Art Museum 2000-Present


 Select Appraisal and Business Experience:

Sotheby's, New York, New York 1972-1977

Phillips Auctioneers, New York 1977 -1981

Christie's New York, 1981-1985

Bessemer Trust, NA, New York 1985-1987

William Doyle Galleries, New York 1994-1999

Christie's New York, 1998-2000

William Doyle Galleries, Miami, FL 2003-2005



  • Antiquities
  • Art
  • Paintings


  • Damage Claims
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Probate
  • Insurance Claims
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