COOPER WORTH APPRAISALS, LLC
Cooper Worth Appraisals, LLC (CWA) is managed by Founding Owner, Valerie A. Cooper, an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and a 2010 graduate of New York University Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts program.
CWA’s network of appraisers includes highly qualified experts who complete appraisal reports that conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, DC., the organization charged by the United States Congress to promote quality appraisal standards and qualifications for appraisers. USPAP principles are recognized by appraisal bodies worldwide.
APPRAISAL REPORT TYPES
The types of Appraisal Reports prepared include:
Insurance (Inventory, Damage, Loss)
Charitable Donation (Non-Cash Charitable Contributions)
Estate Valuation (With or Without Surviving Spouse)
Our highly qualified experts have experience in all aspects of fine arts and decorative arts, including furniture, ceramics, and jewelry. We have additional specialty in the appraisal of photography, ephemera and wine. Our appraisal reports are comprehensive, objective, and well-researched. The reports always include digital pictures, object descriptions, measurements, current condition, and a value for each item. Information about the artist's background, provenance, the relevant market and exhibition history may also be included. Comparables selected for determining values are kept in the client's work file and can be provided upon request.
APPRAISAL PROCESS AND FEES
The appraisal process begins with a site visit to physically examine the objects if possible. During this site visit, a complete inventory listing of the objects is developed, and photographs are taken. Upon completion of the inventory process, we engage in extensive research to value each object and ultimately complete the appraisal report. Our appraisal fees are based on the scope of work and are a function of time and assignment complexity. Our billing methodologies may include an hourly rate, a project flat fee, or a hybrid of both.
PRESERVATION, INSURANCE & DIGITIZATION
“Preservation: 1) to keep safe from injury, harm, or destruction; 2) the activity or process of keeping something valued alive, intact, or free from damage or decay.“
The safe keeping, protection and of your art collection is of utmost importance for today’s enjoyment purposes, and also for tomorrow’s legacy building and sustainability purposes. Towards this end, we supplement our Appraisal Services, with Preservation & Risk Management services including:
Art Collection Management including Digitization
Searchable Art Collection Systems / Digital Asset Management Systems
Art Lending and Donation Consulting
Estate & Legacy Planning
Please contact us to discuss your project and develop a strategy that will bring to fruition. We provide complimentary quotes and welcome questions.