Sue McGovern-Huffman, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts, Specialty Studies: Antiquities, computer software, computer hardware, Ancient Art, Archeological Items, Ancient Coins, Artifacts, Ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Pre-Columbian, Intangible property



Sue McGovern-Huffman
ISA member since Jan 01, 2001

(202) 342-0518 (Office)
(703) 839-0800 (Mobile)

Address #1
Video “on-site” consultations
Appraisals working from photographs
1002 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC 20007 map

Address #2
Large varied collections a specialty
East coast location able to travel

Falls Church, VA 22041 map

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Sue McGovern, President of Sands of Time, is a credited (CAPP) member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).  CAPP is the highest achievement and level of credentialing in the industry of personal property appraising, signifying advanced appraisal methodology, expertise, and professional development.

Sands of Time Appraisals provide comprehensive personal property valuation services to clients in all private and public sectors and has experience managing both simple and complex assignments for:

  • Federal Estate & Gift Tax
  • Non-cash Charitable Contributions
  • Insurance Coverage and Claims
  • Estate Planning
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Corporate Valuation Needs
  • Private Client Services

The Sands of Time Appraisal team will appraise individual works of art or entire collections, with large collections being a specialty.  Every appraisal report is personally prepared by Sue resulting in the delivery of professional document with value conclusions in conformity with the Internal Revenue Service (where applicable), the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice” (USPAP), and the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).  With her broad information technology background, Sue also brings 25 years of project management experience that includes logistical design, planning, organizing, and implementation of large and small appraisal assignments.

By analyzing current trends and conducting comprehensive research, we closely monitor the nuances of the current market. Each client and appraisal situation is unique so our appraisal services are tailored to meet your timeline and specifications. This includes video conferencing, appraisals from photos, and state of the art software tools. Efficiency and effectiveness from initial review to the delivery of the final document is our top priority. Fees for appraisals are determined by the number of hours involved and any necessary travel and expenses. Our fees are negotiated based upon the express needs of each client and are very competitive within the marketplace.

We invite inquiries from individuals, estate liquidators, museums, educational institutions, consultants, architects, interior designers, as well as colleagues, collectors, and investors. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further details and I look forward to hearing from you,



  • Antiquities
  • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)
  • Religious Items/Artifacts


  • Authentication
  • Consultant
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Donations
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Probate
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Tax Deductible Gifts

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Antiquities
  • Art - Archeological
  • Art - Greco-Roman
  • Art - Middle Eastern
  • Art - Pre-Columbian
  • Artifacts & Archeological Items
  • Equipment - Computers (PC/Mainframe)
  • Jewelry - Ethnic & Cultural

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