Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM , Fine Art



Tara Ana Finley
ISA member since Aug 30, 2004

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TARA ANA FINLEY, ISA AM,   Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM,  Accredited Appraiser of Fine Art and Appraiser of Residential Contents.   Appraisers Association of America, Inc. Accredited   Specialty  areas  are Tribal, Pre-Colombian, Native American, Oceanic, Islamic, Antiquities and Collectibles (Toys, Dolls, Lead Soldiers)

EXPERIENCE: 35+ years appraisal and specialist with Sotheby's, Christie's, and Phillips, New York, New York. Director off-premises estate sales for Christie's.  Head of Tribal Art and Antiquities, Collectibles, and Decorative Arts. Gallery Director, Phillips Son & Neale.  President and Senior Appraiser for Anubis Appraisal & Estate Services, Inc. 2003-Present. Antique Roadshow Appraiser 1994-2003. Fox News Strange Inheritance Appraiser 2016 Season. New York School Interior Design Graduate A.A.A.Designation.   Accredited Member in Fine Art by the International Society of Appraisers Inc. and Accredited member in Tribal Art and Antiquities, by the Appraisers Association of America. 


DEGREES: Finch College-BA Art History, Columbia University, New York - Graduate Studies Art History.

New York School of Interior Design, Associates Degree  Of Interior Design 1994, Graduate A.A. 

SELECT APPRAISAL EDUCATION: Appraisers Association of America, Inc. Appraisal Foundation successfully completed the 15 hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal  Practice (USPAP), and current 7 hour updates.

Successfully completed the current 7 hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) update January 14, 2022  compliant through January 14, 2024. Appraisers Association of America. Inc. 

Appraisers Association of America, Inc. The Generalist Appraiser-Fine Art, Antiquities, Prints, Carpets, Jewelry, Wine, and Collectibles. Completed 2015 class.

Appraisers Association of America, Inc. Theory and Methodology course in May 2015.

International Society of Appraisers, re-qualification of accredited membership completed 2021. Accredited status for five years.

International Society of Appraisers and University of Maryland University College Appraisal of Fine Art Course, October 2004-Graduate.

International Society of Appraisers, Core Course in Appraisal Studies: Appraisal Theory, Principals, Methodology, and Report Writing Standards (Formerly ISA Courses, 101, 102, 103) 2002, New Orleans, LA. Graduate.


19th / 20th Century Wood Identification Made Simple (2007),Fakes and Frauds of the 19th/20th Centuries (2007),Antique Pottery and Porcelain Identification (2007), Silver The Modernism Movement (2007) Ivory and Its Look-A-Likes (2006), Asian Decorative Arts Identifying and Valuing Later Asian Art (2006), Barometers and Clocks (2006), English Ceramics How Wonderful, How Real (2005), 18th -20th Century Furniture, Sorting Out the Fakes (2005).Problems in Asian Art, Freeman's and the Appraisers Association of America, December 2012.

Sotheby's Institute of London and New York, The Contemporary Art Experience, a unique connoisseurship program on contemporary art, Art Basel Miami Beach December 1-4, 2005, Charles Antiques School, 1998 and 1999  and others.

Intensive Study: Furniture Authentication, 2011, Essential Silver Research, 2011, Hot and Cold in the Asian Market- On and Off the Wall, 2011, The Analysis and Authentication of Antique Furniture, 2009, English Ceramics, 1680-1860, 2009, English Furniture, 1680-1835, and its impact on American Design, 2009 and others.



Appraisers Association of America, Inc. Accredited  Member 1984-Present - Qualifications including appraiser of antiquities, tribal art (African, Oceanic, Pre-Colombian, Native American), Islamic art  and Collectibles including toys, dolls, lead soldiers and military miniature specialties.

International Society of Appraisers ISA AM, accredited member 2003-Present. Appraiser of Residential Contents and Fine Art, including European and American Furniture, Paintings, Decorations and Silver.

Palm Beach Appraisers Association, Member 2009- Present, Appraiser of Residential Contents, Fine Art, Antiquties and Tribal Art.

American Friends of the Georgian Group, member 1994-Present

Junior League of Miami, member  2000-Present

Friends of Art, Lowe Art Museum 2000-Present


 Select Appraisal and Business Experience:

Sotheby's, New York, New York 1972-1977 Director Bids and Reserves Department,  Junior specialist Decorative Arts and Tribal Arts , Antiquities and Islamic Works of Art. 

Phillips Auctioneers, New York 1977 -1981Director, 525 East 72nd Street, New York, NY  Auction House. 

Christie's,  New York, 1981-1985 Off-Premises and On-Site Estate Administrator and Organizer. Director of Tribal Art and Antiquities Departments. Director of Lead Soldiers and Military Miniature Sale. 

Bessemer Trust, NA, New York 1985-1987 Special Client Services, Bessemer Services liason for family members. 

William Doyle Galleries, New York 1994-1999. Decorative Arts specialist, Ethnographic Art Specialist. Collectibles Specialist. Responsible for auctions and appraisal services for these departments 

Christie's New York, 1998-2000 Collectible Department Specialist. 

 Anubis Appraisal & Estate Services, Inc. 2003-Present. Founder and President 

William Doyle Galleries, Miami, FL Florida Representative 2003-2005



  • Art - Impressionist & Modern
  • Art - Latin American
  • Art - Oceanic Ethnic & Tribal
  • Art - Pre-Columbian


  • Consultant
  • Damage Claims
  • Divorce Settlements
  • Donations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Probate
  • Estate Sales
  • Expert Witness
  • Insurance Claims

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - 20th Century
  • Art - African
  • Art - Impressionist & Modern
  • Art - Latin American
  • Art - Oceanic Ethnic & Tribal
  • Art - Pre-Columbian
  • Ceramics
  • Collectibles
  • Collectibles - Miniatures
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Paintings - Sporting
  • Silver - Sterling
  • Watercolors


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