Ron Freeman, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts
ISA member since Mar 11, 2008
(602) 576-0574 (Office)
A-Z Appraisal & Estate Consultants
5525 North 12th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014 map
Ronald J. Freeman
Education & Special Training
Certified Appraisers Guild of America - Personal Property Appraiser Certification Program
Personal Property Appraisal Methodology, Principles, Practice and Standards
Valuation Methods for Charitable Contributions, Donations, Estate Tax, Equitable
Distribution, Insurance Coverage, Casualty Loss and Reclamation; Bankruptcy and Divorce
International Society of Appraisers - Professional Development Program - Core Course
Appraisal Theory; Appraisal Process; Identification and Authentication; Market, Value
Research and Analysis; Appraisal Functions; Appraisal Ethics; Appraisal Report
Writing Standards; Legal Issues for Appraisers;
International Society of Appraisers - Antiques and Residential Contents
Emphasis on American, English and French Period Furniture; American, English and
European Ceramics; 19th and 20th Century American Glass; American, English and
European Silver; Antique Toys, Dolls and Vintage Fashions;
International Society of Appraisers – Requalification Classes and Testing for Certified Appraiser
of Personal Property (CAPP designation);
Uniform Standards of Professional Practice – Requalification and update 2012 for compliancy
Antique Mall Management - Phoenix Metropolitan Area - 20 plus years -
Responsible for inspection, research and vetting of incoming merchandise;
vendor and client assistance in identification and research; staff education and training.
Buying and selling of antiques, collectibles and decorative arts – 25 years.
Estate liquidation services in Phoenix Metropolitan Area; ceased liquidation buyouts 2004.
Personal property appraisals and consultation, full time basis with accreditation since 2005.
Seminars & Continuing Education
-Focused educational seminars and mentoring by Pamela Hoxie Thomas on Silver, Furniture, Art
and Household Contents; Phoenix, 1988 – 2003
-ISA Study Tour: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts; Winston-Salem, NC – 2008
-American/English Period Furniture Workshop; Good, Better, Best: Alexandria, VA- 2009
-Independent Study Tour – The Biltmore Estate, Ashville, North Carolina 2009;
-Continuing Education study tours as offered by International Society of Appraisers at annual
conferences attended including Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC 2009;
-Royal Ontario Museum, Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto 2010;
-The Hermitage (plantation home of Andrew Jackson), ISA Study Tour: Nashville 2011;
-Art Gallery and Ceramics Gallery at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona;
-Phoenix Art Museum Study Tour for ISA, Phoenix 2012;
-Continuing Education seminars provided by International Society of Appraisers in conjunction
with ISA annual conferences that include but are not limited to
-Tax Appraisals, The Reviewers Perspective, Changes in Relevant Tax Regulations/Appraisal
Standards: Janet Moffitt, Art Appraisal Services, Internal Revenue Service;
-Advanced Silver Hallmarks: Al and Charlotte Crabtree, The Silver Vault, Charleston;
-English Maps and Prints: V.J. Duncan, Savannah, GA at Charleston 2009;
-Automobile Appraising & Value Research: Michael Coxwell, Charleston 2009;
-Export Porcelain for England and America: Ron Fuchs, Curator, Reeves Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, 2009;
-English Furniture: George Read former auctioneer for Sotheby’s, London and NY;
-Cultural Art of the Gullah People: Alvah Beander, Charleston;
-State of the Antique Market, overview by Andrew Brunk, Ashville, NC at Charleston;
-Mastering the Art of Object Description: ISA Panel and Discussion, Toronto;
-Identifying and Valuing Inuit Art: Toronto;
-United We Stand, Comparison of U.S. and Canadian Appraisal Requirements: Toronto;
-Due Diligence and the IRS: Joe Bothwell, IRS Art Advisory Panel, Nashville 2011;
-Working with Adjusters and Insurance Companies: ISA Panel, Q & A, Nashville;
-Using Comparable Sales in Appraisal Reports: Leon Castner, Nashville;
-American Folk Art, Past thru the Present: Golashovsky and Slotkin, Nashville;
-American Silversmiths and Their Art: an overview by Joseph Brady, Nashville;
-Authenticating Period Furniture and Wood Identification: David Lindquist, Nashville;
-Appraising Autographs, Manuscripts and Historical Documents: Brian Kathenes, Phoenix;
-Silver, Native American Jewelry Development in Arizona: William Faust Gallery;
-Costume Jewelry: Craig Lynch, Ouellet and Lynch, Phoenix;
-The International Collector’s Car Market: Malcolm Barber, Bonhams and Butterfields, 2012;
-Good, Better and Best of Clocks for the Generalist Appraiser: Joe Cohen, National Association
of Watch and Clock Collectors, Phoenix;
-Toy Collectibles: Harlene Soucy, Arizona Doll and Toy Museum, Phoenix;
-The Art of Provenance Research and WWII-era Research Projects at the Smithsonian Institution
delivered by Jane Milosch, Smithsonian Institution at Phoenix, 2012.
- Twentieth Century Design- Richard Wright, Wright Gallery, Chicago, 2013
- Appraiser’s Role in Insuring Jewelry- Janece White, Chubb Insurance, Chicago, 2013.
-Markets, Trends and Issues of Appraising Chinese Art: Susan Lahey, ISA; Chicago 2013.
-Twentieth Century Decorative Arts: Frank Maraschiello, Bonhams; Chicago 2013.
-Netsuke: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Norman Sandfield, Chicago 2013.
-Today’s Silver Market: Peter Tinkler, Silver Vault, Chicago.
-Effect of Federal Wildlife Laws on the Antique Market: Matt Rogers, U.S. Fish/Wildlife.
-Authenticity: Law, Policy and Practice: Anne-Marie Rhodes, University of Chicago.
Certified Appraisers Guild of America – CAGA – Certified Appraiser
International Society of Appraisers – CAPP – Certified Appraiser of Personal Property