Ron Freeman, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts



Ron Freeman
ISA member since Mar 11, 2008

(602) 576-0574 (Office)

A-Z Appraisal & Estate Consultants
5525 North 12th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014 map

Send an email


 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

    thru 2014.




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.


Professional Designation


Certified Appraisers Guild of America – CAGA – Certified Appraiser

International Society of Appraisers –  CAPP – Certified Appraiser of Personal Property



From the ISA Now Blog

See all blog posts