Julia Henri, ISA AM, Fine Art, Special Studies



Julia Henri
ISA member since Jun 04, 2015

101 Village Drive, Suite 308

Staunton, VA 24401 map

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Yes!  Offering Covid-19 compliant services including online remote consultations and appraisals.  Please inquire via the email link attached.  Thank you.

•••Julia Henri Appraisals & Commercial Photography, LLC: Owner


•••Appraising throughout the United States, working from Virginia in Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach as well as Ohio, Michigan, and Maryland.

•••Please do not hesitate to inquire in regard to location and services.



Website: www.juliahenriappraiser.com



•••Former Department Head of AppraisalsJeffrey S. Evans, Virginia

as well as Former Department Head of Historic Costume & Textiles


•••General personal property consultations and collections management resources invoiced at a separate hourly rate.


 •••Appraisal specialties include fine art, historic costume, and accessories, millinery, textiles. Glass. Fine art. Photographs. Antiquarian books. Illuminated Mss., Autographs, Maps, Historic Documents. For more areas of expertise, please inquire.


•••Known for honest, accurate, well researched, and fully documented appraisals with professional studio photographic images. Experienced evidence photographer. Expert macro images of fiber, jewelry hallmarks, artists' signatures, damage details, and other unique identifiers.


••• Able to track provenances and fact check data with leading experts in nearly every field. Able to provide references to expert professional museum conservators.


•••If your needs are not obviously listed in my specialties, please inquire. Thank you for your consideration, and it will be a pleasure to hear from you. 



•••2015 Foundation for Appraisal Education Award Recipient

•••Lecturer. Published Journalist and Photographer. 






Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers

Attendee ISA 2018 Advance Appraisal Methodology 

Attendee ISA 2018 Assets Conference (Pasadena, CA)

Compliant with USPAP, Current through December 2021 


Professional Member, The Author's Guild, New York City, NY

Samples of Published Work at Website: www.juliahenri.com

Former Business Associate: Costume Society of America, Columbus, GA

Attendee CSA 2018 Symposium, Colonial Williamsburg, VA


Former Member: National Press Photographers Association 


Education: University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music: Violoncello and Piano Performance; Cincinnati, Ohio. University of Cincinnati: Journalism; Cincinnati, Ohio. Mount Ida College: Graphic Design, Business; Newton, Massachusetts. Massachusetts College of Art: Graphic Design & Illustration; Boston, Massachusetts. Continuing coursework at the University of California: Scientific Illustration; Santa Cruz, California. Interlochen School for the Arts: Computer Technology & Creative Writing; Interlochen, Michigan. Also on-going professional fine art coursework at important studios throughout the United States in Renaissance portraiture and figure studies, professional calligraphy, egg tempera, fresco, drawing, silverpoint, watercolor & gouache, pastel, oil painting, and studio photography. 


Research and studies at Rare Mss. Dept. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France. 


Media: Staff Writer for The Boston Herald, Boston, Massachusetts. Freelance photographer for The Associated Press, Boston, Massachusetts. Intern for ABC News, Boston, Massachusetts. Freelance Journalist for Midcountry Media: Cover Feature Articles for Antique Week & Auction Exchange, Knightstown, Indiana. Feature writer for Michigan History Magazine, Lansing, Michigan. Feature photographer for Ross Publishing, Richmond, VA.  Freelance photographer for Getty Images.



LLC Business Owner, Appraiser & Collections Management Consultant since 1990. Retail owner, The Gilded Griffin: Antiques & Fine Art.  

     College Intern & Seller under George Goodspeed, Goodspeed’s Bookshop at 7 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts: Illuminated Manuscripts, Autographs & Mss., Americana, First Editions, Prints, Genealogy, & Heraldry.

      Instructor: Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA: Classical Renaissance illumination and egg tempera painting, drawing, watercolor & gouache techniques, pastel. Private Studio instructor: Boston, MA and Los Gatos, CA.  Instructor of Fine Arts for the City of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA.  Instructor, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI: Antiques & Collectibles Authentication, Identification and Appraising; Writing Historical Non-Fiction and Personal Narratives; City of Staunton, VA: Antiques and Collectibles Lecture Series, Intro to Textiles Conservation; University of VA, Charlottesville, VA: Historic Costume & Textiles Lecture Series: Hats, The Importance of the Women's Millinery Industry in American History; same series at William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  On-going lectures, corporate/non-profit consulting.



  • Art
  • Art Deco & Art Nouveau
  • Glass
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Textiles


  • Auction
  • Authentication
  • Conservation
  • Consultant
  • Donations
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Instructor
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations
  • Speaker

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Americana
  • Art
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Books
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Collectibles
  • Costumes
  • Documents
  • Documents - Autographs
  • Ephemera
  • Textiles
  • Victoriana


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