Martha T. Peck, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts



Martha T. Peck
ISA member since Jan 01, 2002

(847) 612-7306 (Office)

1341 Estate Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045 map

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                        Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Missouri- Columbia, Missouri, 1973


                        Successfully Completed:

                             Core Course in Appraisal Studies Passed Exam, International Society of Appraisers, San Francisco, CA. 2003

                             Whitehall at the Villa 6 day Seminars, Chapel Hill, N.C. 2003

                                    Antique Pottery and Porcelain

                                    Antique Furniture: Fake and Reproductions

                                  18th and 19th Century Silver                      

                             The Appraisal of Antiques and Residential Contents, International Society of Appraisers, Charleston, S.C. 2004

                             Appraisal of Oriental Rugs International Society of Appraisers-Chicago, IL. 2005

                        Wood Identification International Society of Appraisers- Dallas TX. 2006

                        Appraisal of Fine Art, International Society of Appraisers, Rosemont, IL. 2008

                        “What's Modern about American Art, 1900–1930? “2 day symposium    

                     Terra Foundation for American Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, and

                     The American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI. 2009

                           Re-qualification Course, International Society of Appraisers, Chicago, IL 2008

                           The Appraisal of Fine Art International Society of Appraisers, Rosemont, Il 2009        

                       Successfully completed 15-hour USPAP course and exam - ISA Naperville, IL. 2010

                           Successfully completed Re-qualification Course ISA-Chicago, IL.2013

                           Successfully completed 7 Hour USPAP course- Naperville, IL.2013,2015

                         Applied for CAPP certification: International Society of Appraisers, Dec. 2014




     2017                Owner of Martha Peck Antiques LLC. Specializing in Twentieth Century furniture, selected objects and artwork, provides brokerage  services of personal property and fine art.

                       Present Bricks and Mortar Store:

                      Redefined Décor 1819 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60622                                                                       

                           Chicago Antiques and Fine Art Center Chicago, IL. 2003-2004

                            Antiquarians Building Chicago, IL. 2004-2005

                             Showroom at Circa Antiques, 310 Happ Road, Northfield, IL.2006-2010

                             The Find -Antiques 9 Highwood Avenue, Highwood, 2011-2014

                             Co-owner The Find/City 1819 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL.60622 2011

                             Co owner Redefined Décor LLC 2015 to the present

                             Accredited Member International Society of Appraisers 225 Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL. 60606                                                      Attends:

                           Annual conferences, meetings, continuing education classes  lectures and symposiums                                                                                                  ISA Antiques and Residential Course Rewrite Project Leader: French Furniture, 2009

                          Antiques and Residential Contents Chairman, International Society of Appraisers 2012-2013

                           President of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers 2007 -2013

                             Guest Lecturer to Specialty groups (Lake Forest and Arlington Heights Questors)

                          Participates in  “Antiques Roadshow” – type charity events. Most 

                        Deposition witness to support Appraisal Report 2013

                        Represents: Individuals, Attorneys, Major Insurance Companies


                             Founding member of the North Shore Antiques Dealers Association


                           Member of the Art Institute of Chicago


  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture - 15th-18th Century
  • Furniture - Contemporary


  • Damage Claims
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Donations
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Tax
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - 20th Century
  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture - Contemporary
  • Lamps & Lighting Fixtures
  • Sculpture - 20th Century

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