Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts, Fine Art



Rosalie Wardell
ISA member since May 25, 2011

(707) 332-5559 (Mobile)

Address #1
Bay Area
San Francisco, CA 94115 map

Address #2
P.O. Box 411
Healdsburg, CA 95448 map

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Rosalie Wardell is a fine art, antique, and archive appraiser in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving a national and international clientele. Providing personal property appraisals for Estates, Insurance and Donation.

Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM, is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, providing fine art, antiques, and decorative arts appraisals.  Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM has worked in the fine art, photography and film field for over 20 years, both as an appraiser, and an exhibiting and published artist.  Clients include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,  San Jose Museum of Modern Art, the Sonoma County Museum,  the Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, the Oliver Sculpture Ranch, SoMarts San Francisco,  corporations, companies, and private individuals.  Every appraisal is completed to the (USPAP), Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation.

Appraisal Experience:
Paintings, Works on Paper, Posters, Sculpture, Photographs (2013: Joan Mitchell, Picasso, Joan Miro, Louise Nevelson, Sorel Etrog, Frederick H. Evans, Eadweard Muybridge, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, Ruth Bernhard, Debra Bloomfield, Walker Evans, Gio Pomadoro, Arthur Hill Gilbert, Thomas Hill, Erwin Wurm, Arthur Leipzig, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Yozo Hamaguschi, Charles Meryon, Jerome Caja, John George Brown), Textiles, 20th - 21st Century Design, (Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, and Modernism), American and European Furniture: ( Jean-Michel Frank, Hans Wegner, Eero Saarinen, George Nelson, Charles & Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright, George Nakashima, Tom Dixon, Ron Arad, Philippe Starck and Marc Newson), Ceramics: (Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Peter Voulkos and Stephen De Staebler, Natzler),  Silver: (Georg Jensen, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Gorham's Martele and Archibold Knox), Objects of Vertu, Books: (Antiquarian, Incunabula, Livres d' Artiste, Manuscripts and Modern Fiction), Hollywood & Entertainment Memorabilia, Artist’s Estates, Whisky and Wine.

Appraisals are done in accordance with (USPAP) and all relevant IRS guidelines and regulations. Appraisals are compliant with the (USFWS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (CITES) Title 50 Act, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service (NOAA), and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Providing services for:
Accounting firms, art galleries, attorneys and legal professionals, bank trust departments, beneficiaries, estates, historical societies, individuals, museums, private collectors, private fiduciaries, probate, religious institutions, and trusts.

Personal property appraisals of fine art and antiques provided for:

Coverage for Antiques, Fine Art and Personal Property 
Damage Claims - Loss of Value 

Establishment of a Trust 
Estate Planning 
Probate Settlement 
Tax Liability

Division of Personal Property in a Divorce 
Division of Personal Property Amongst Heirs 

All appraisals meet IRS title 26, § 170 (f)(11)(E)(ii)(I), and title 31, § 330 of the United States Code. IRS Form 8283 is included with each Donation appraisal.

Consulting services include estate liquidation, investment strategies, insurance reviews, collection management; museum, gallery, and auction house liaison.


(AAA) Appraisers Association of America
Wine Appraising: An Intensive Course in Napa and Sonoma, 2013

NYU New York University

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
Appraisal of Antiques & Residential Contents
NIU Northern Illinois University

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
Appraisal of Fine Art
NIU Northern Illinois University

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)
NIU Northern Illinois University

Successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation

(ISA) International Society of Appraisers
Core Course in Appraisal Studies
NIU Northern Illinois University

(AFI) American Film Institute
Set Design, 'The Neighbors' by Raymond Carver
Short film directed by Connie Field

University of California, Berkeley Extension
Photography courses
Instructors included: Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Misrach, Debra Bloomfield, and Ralph Gibson

Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV
Certificat du Premier Degre
French Literature

University of East Anglia
Comparative Literature
Professors: Malcolm Bradbury, Angus Wilson, Ian Mcewan, and W.G. Sebald


  • Art
  • Paintings - 20th Century
  • Photography - 19th Century
  • Photography - 20th Century
  • Sculpture - 20th Century


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

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art - American
  • Art - British
  • Art - European
  • Art - Impressionist & Modern
  • Photography & Photographs
  • Photography - 19th Century
  • Photography - 20th Century
  • Sculpture - 20th Century
  • Sculpture - Modern