Jill E. Kent, ISA AM, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts


Jill E. Kent
ISA member since Oct 03, 2001

(202) 483-7209 (Office)
(202) 257-2990 (Mobile)

2419 California Street NW
Washington, DC 20008 map

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JILL E. KENT 2419 California Street NW Washington, DC 20008

202-483-7209 (o) (202)-257-2990 (c) jekent@verizon.net


Jill Kent holds a certificate in Appraisal and Connoisseurship Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from the George Washington University, where she also received her JD and LLM in Taxation. Ms. Kent earned her BA in Art History and Classical Studies at the University of Michigan.

Her practice focuses on Furniture, Decorative Arts, Ceramics, Glass, Silver, Folk Art, and Americana . Her services include Insurance and Damage Appraisals, Appraisals for Non-cash Chaeritable Donations, Estate Planning, and Equitable Distribution Appraisals. 

Ms. Kent offers her services to individuals, tax professionals, insurance companies, businesses, and government. Ms. Kent is active in professional organizations and community activities.

Appraisal and Related Experience Independent Appraiser,

The Educated Eye Appraisals, 2001- present

 Docent, Tudor House and Gardens, 2005-present

Docent, Gadsbys Tavern Museum, 2005-2006 Archival

Researcher, Alexandria Museum of Archaeology, 2004-2008

Appraisal report writer, Sumpter T. Priddy III Inc., 2002-2004

Intern in Collection Documentation, Gunston Hall,2002

Cataloguer, Museum of American History, Archives Center,

2002 CEO,

The Frogeye Company-1995-present


Appraisal Services in Fine and Decorative Arts:

Introduction to Personal Property Valuation Appraisal Standards and Practices

Appraisal Methodology: Research and Analysis AppraisalReport Writing

American furniture, 17th through 20th centuries

Regionalism in American Furniture

British and French Furniture, 17th through 19th centuries

Florentine Renaissance Decorative Arts 

Tribal Carpets American Glass

Appraising Silver French and Russian Ceramics

Technical Seminars: American Society of Appraisers: USPAP course and examination 

Appraisers Association of America: USPAP, ethics course and examination (2007)

Ethics for Appraisers (2011)

Connoisseurship Seminars: Alexandria Forum Symposia:

Decorative Arts as Signifiers of Cultural Change, American Painted Furniture In the Eye of the Beholder, Connoisseurship of American Decorative Arts Appraisers Association of America: Study Tour of Baltimores Fine and Decorative Arts, Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts French and Russian Furniture and Porcelain Mid-Atlantic Furniture, Portraits and Works on Paper,Billingsley House Museum: Led Appraisal Fair Corcoran College of Art and Design, the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian Associates: Folk and Fancy, 19th Century American Painted Furniture Dumbarton House: The China Trade and Chinese Export Porcelain Gemological Institute of America: Ivory Identification National American Glass Club: Sections: Frederick Carder, Rubloff on Paperweights, Fakes and Frauds, Charles Lotton Smithsonian Associates: All about Silver, Oriental Rug, The Age of the Craftsman Art Nouveau Washington Regional Appraisers Forum: American Furniture of the Gilded Age Victorian Styles Explained and Demystified, Wood Identification Winterthur Conference on Ceramics: Chinese Export Porcelain; FAE Seminar: Fine and Decorative Arts, FAE Seminar: Fakes and Forgerires, Furniture Construction, 17th-20th centuries


Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers, Member, Ethics Committee, Candidate Member, American Society of Appraisers Board Member , Washington Bach Consort,  former Secretary, Chair, Personnel Committee, Member, DC Bar and Bar Association Member, China Foundation, Inc.; Rotary Club of Washington, DC

Other ProfessionalExperience:

CEO, Atlantic Threadworks, 1998-2001 Associate Vice President and CFO, George Washington University Medical Center, 1993-1997 CFO, US Department of State, 1989-1993 Assistant Secretary, US Department of the Treasury, 1988-1989 Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of the Treasury, 1985-1988 Branch Chief, Office of Management and Budget, 1984-1985 Budget Examiner, Office of Management and Budget, 1980-1985 Academic Experience Lecturer, University of Maryland, 1993-1994 Lecturer, George Washington University, 1994-1997 Publications The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, Journal of the Association of Government Accountants, 1992 Awarded National Best Authors Award 1992 Folk Art for Appraisers, Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies. Chicago:2009.


  • Arts & Crafts
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Silver


  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Tax
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Tax Deductible Gifts

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art Deco & Art Nouveau
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Documents - Black History
  • Furniture
  • Furniture - 20th Century
  • Furniture - American
  • Furniture - European
  • Silver