Sarah Reeder, AAA, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts
ISA member since Sep 29, 2015
(703) 543-2567 (Office)
P.O. Box 222
Fairfax Station, VA 22039 map
513 E Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902 map
Sarah Reeder, AAA, ISA CAPP is the owner of Artifactual History® Appraisal and a graduate of New York University's Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts.
In addition to Certified Membership in the International Society of Appraisers with a Private Client Services designation for working with high-net-worth individuals, she is also a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). Sarah received her master's and undergraduate degrees from the College of William & Mary, where she also completed the Program in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History from the National Institute of American History and Democracy.
Her firm Artifactual History® Appraisal prepares appraisal reports of fine art, antiques, furniture, silver, and other decorative arts for insurance, estate, family distribution, and a variety of other uses. Appraisal services include insurance appraisal reports, estate appraisal reports, and appraisal reports for equitable distribution among siblings or other family members. Clients include private collectors, corporations, institutions, embassies, and members of the diplomatic and military communities.
Sarah's previous professional experience includes positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, as well as positions as a subject specialist at auction houses.
Sarah is a generalist appraiser with years of experience working with fine art, silver, furniture, ceramics, antiques and decorative arts. She is a specialist and scholar in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design and author of the book Ray Eames in 1930s New York. Sarah is also a member of the TOAD archive team. TOAD archive is a privately curated digital archive that explores historical textiles, objects, and documents from the midcentury period.
Sarah is Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant through March 9, 2024.
She also is Co-Editor of Worthwhile Magazine™, an online magazine about art, collecting, and appraising accessible to the general public and professionals alike. Sarah regularly contributes new scholarship to the magazine to enhance access to information about the appraisal field and empower consumers of appraisal services.
Sarah is the creator of the online course SILVER 101: Quickly Learn How to Identify Your Sterling Silver and Silverplate to Find the Valuable Pieces and Sort with Empowered Confidence. Additional information about the SILVER 101 course and enrollment access are available here.
Sarah currently offers in-person appraisal services within her service area for appointments where both Sarah and the clients are wearing masks. She also welcomes appraisal assignments working remotely from photographs and offers video and phone consultations customized to your specific needs.
Sarah has a limited number of slots each month to work with new clients so that each client can receive her dedicated and focused attention. Once that month's slots fill up she begins booking for the next month and onward. If you have a specific deadline where your completed appraisal report is due, please reach out with sufficient advance time to allow Sarah to be able to work with you.
Sarah can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and 703-543-2567.
Please note that Artifactual History® Appraisal is unable to perform on-site appointments when mold or similar environmental conditions are present.
Artifactual History® Appraisal is an inclusive business with a core value of creating a safe and welcoming experience for all clients.
Click here to watch Sarah Reeder's appearance about appraising on The Probate Nation television program.
"I'm speechless! Your appraisal report is fantastic! I knew it would be, but it far exceeded my expectations!"
Based on her findings, I decided that my best option was to loan the item to an interested museum. At this point, Ms. Reeder became invaluable to me, offering to reach out to appropriate museums on my behalf. Her combination of industry knowledge and personal contacts resulted in the identification of two potential museums and her on-going advice was spot-on in terms of what to consider in making my decision. I am thrilled with the outcome and convinced this never would have happened without her support and expertise. Sarah Reeder has my highest recommendation. If you have an antique or other artifact you need appraised, she is THE person to call!"
"We hired Sarah Reeder, owner of Artifactual History Appraisal, for estate appraisals and to appraise a family historical heirloom. Sarah's passion for her profession, and due diligence in research and preparing the final appraisal report far exceeded our expectations. She included numerous photos, a fully researched written appraisal, economic data pursuant to the silver antiques market and much more. We highly recommend Ms. Reeder for your appraisal needs. She is the ultimate professional and is superbly qualified by experience and by her academic credentials."
Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers, Private Client Services designation
Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America
Phi Beta Kappa Member
"Identifying Mid-century Modern Design," RICS Journals, 2022.
"The Case Against the Current Energy Usage of NFTs: An Art World Environmentalist's Opinion," Artifactual History, 2021.
"A Conversation with Alexander Wendl: Creator and Curator of TOAD Archive," Worthwhile Magazine™, 2021.
"Expert Answers to Common Questions From Art Collectors," (contributor to article), Artwork Archive, 2020.
"A Conversation with An Auctioneer: Jason Roske of KC Auction Company and Host of 'Behind the Gavel with Jason,'" Worthwhile Magazine™, 2020.
"How To Obtain Quality Art and Antique Appraisals," Home Transition Pros, 2020.
"A Conversation with Ally Zlatar: Artist, Curator, Activist & Everything In Between," Worthwhile Magazine™, 2020.
"Questions to Consider Asking Yourself While Contemplating a New Addition to Your Art Collection," Worthwhile Magazine™, 2019.
"Rediscovering a Lost Treasure: Frances Benjamin Johnston's Carnegie Survey," Uncommon Sense, No. 124, 2007
Master of Arts, The College of William & Mary
Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts, New York University
Bachelor of Arts, The College of William & Mary
Certificate in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History, National Institute of American History & Democracy
SELECTED COURSES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION:
AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
“18th and 19th-Century Furniture: Materials, Construction, and Use”
“American Furniture Styles 1700-2000”
“IRS Legal Guidelines in Valuation of Fine and Decorative Arts”
“Research Methods for Appraisers”
“The Heart of the Matter: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising”
“Essentials of Appraising”
“Appraisal Writing Workshop”
“Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)”
“Appraising Fine and Rare Wine”
“Appraisal of American Folk Art”
“The Appraisal of Old Master European and Early American Prints”
AT THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY:
“Archaeological Material Culture,” a field school seminar in ceramics taught by the Curator of Archaeology at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation utilizing the institution’s ceramic collections
“Vernacular Architecture,” taught by the Senior Architectural Historian at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
“20th-Century American Art”
“The Museum in the U.S.”
“Art, Politics, and American Culture”
“History of Fashion”
"Ukrainian Cultural Heritage: What’s Damaged; Destroyed; Documented; and Being Done," International Foundation for Art Research, 2022
"Marketplace and Emerging Trends for Two Dimensional Art," International Society of Appraisers, 2022.
"Louis Vuitton Mini-Course," Authentication Institute of America, 2022.
"Inside Look: Man Ray's Le Violon d'Ingres 1924," Christie's Education, 2022.
"ArtDiscovery: Using Scientific Analysis for Authentication," Appraisers Association of America, 2022.
"Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 7-Hour Update," International Society of Appraisers, 2022.
"Contemporary Art + The Design Object," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"Mid-Century Modern Design," Appraisers Association of America, 2021.
"Mid-Mod in the Middle," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"The History of Historically Black Colleges and Universities' Art Museums," Appraisers Association of America, 2021.
"M.C. Escher: Prints, Drawings, Watercolors and Textiles," Curator David Steel speaking at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 2021.
"Luxury Handbags," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"Blanket or Rug: A Primer for Navajo Textiles," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"Strategies for Appraising Chinese Art," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"Jewelry Through the Ages," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"Jewelry Settings From the 18th to the 21st Centuries: A Visual Analysis," International Society of Appraisers, 2021.
"Working with Insurance Companies," Appraisers Association of America, 2020.
"British Furniture and Decorative Arts," Appraisers Association of America, 2020.
"Introduction to Appraising Rugs," International Society of Appraisers, 2020.
"Jewelry Essentials," Gemological Institute of America, 2020.
"Colored Stone Essentials," Gemological Institute of America, 2020.
"Diamond Essentials," Gemological Institute of America, 2020.
"Appraising Stamps and Coins," International Society of Appraisers, 2020.
"Appraising Oriental Rugs and Carpets," Appraisers Association of America, 2020.
"Book Appraisal Methodology," International Society of Appraisers, 2020.
"Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update Course," International Society of Appraisers, 2020.
"Foundation for Appraisal Education Annual Seminar," Foundation for Appraisal Education, 2018
"Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Update," Appraisers Association of America, 2018
Appraising in the World of High-Net-Worth Individuals," International Society of Appraisers, 2018
"Antiques, Furnishings, & Decorative Arts," International Society of Appraisers, 2016
“Appraisal of Modern and Contemporary Prints,” New York University, 2016
“Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal,” Appraisers Association of America, 2016
“Theory & Methodology,” Appraisers Association of America, 2016
“Core Course in Appraisal Studies,” International Society of Appraisers, 2015
Artifactual History® Appraisal's service areas also include the Charlottesville, Virginia region by appointment.
- Decorative Arts & Accessories
- Furniture - 20th Century
- Equitable Distribution
- Estate Evaluations
- Insurance Claims
Performs Appraisals Of
- Art - 20th Century
- Decorative Arts & Accessories