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VALUED CLIENTS

$120 000 000

IN APPRAISED VALUES
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SUCCESSFUL COURT CASES

250,000+

ITEMS APPRAISED

Trust your Rare Art appraisal and identification
to an industry expert.

Proven Experience In Court Cases

When it comes to experience, we have worked with the U.S. attorney’s office, U.S. Marshall and Superior/Municipal court systems throughout the United States.

Art Consultantcy

We have advised and developed art/photograph collections for corporations and private collectors. We also assist with the acquisition and reassessment of significant collections in the U.S. and abroad. One European affiliation is with Esperiate d’ Roma in Italy – a highly respected forum of art experts.

Insurance Claims/Schedules

We work closely with major investor companies/adjusters and private collectors to provide up-to-date insurance values/replacement costs for a variety of valued collectibles.

FINE ART IS OUR PASSION

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“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be
absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

— Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)

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ABOUT LISA:

Rare Art

– ABOUT LISA M. BARNES

Lisa Barnes is a seasoned professional with 24 years experience as a professional art appraiser and an expert assisting insurance companies, attorneys, estate planners, wealth advisories and banks, as well as providing philanthropic services for new and aspiring collectors.

– What to expect on an appraisal?

Prior to my inspection at your home or business, client shall compile and copy all records – sales receipts, provenance and other related materials, catalogs, and letters. We will review them with you prior to inspection.

– Is a hands-on appraisal required?

The short answer is “No.” However, the primary reason for an appraiser to personally inspect a property is to gather information about the characteristics of the property that are relevant to this value. (In general, these are referred to as relevant property characteristics and consist of quality characteristics as well as value-relevant attributes of the property.)

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PERFORMING FINE ART APPRAISALS FOR:

Private Collectors
Museums
Attorneys
Banks & Trust Officers
Insurance Companies
Universities
And Much More!
  • Why we’re passionate about fine art…

    Ms. Barnes’ comprehensive education includes attending Harvard University, Oxford University, The Louvre, The Jeu de Paume in Paris, and the British Institute in Florence Italy. In addition, Ms. Barnes has diplomas in appraisal studies from Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and the New Academy of Art – all located in London. She has attended appraisal study courses at NYU and the Smithsonian. She is also a graduate of Southeastern School of Auctioneering Memberships Foresnic Expert Witness Association Pro Legal.

  • How is value determined?

    An appraiser uses a variety of tools: reference works, online electronic databases, and historical documents; and may consult with additional specialists in the field. Based on the analysis of the research, the appraiser produces an appraisal report detailing the appropriate valuation of your personal property.

  • When should I get an appraisal?

    It is best to get an appraisal before you need one. You will need an appraisal for: – Donations and gifts – Determining your net worth – Division of property – Informed buying – Estate planning – Obtaining insurance

  • Is an appraisal a legal document?

    Yes! An appraisal by a qualified appraiser can act as a legal document in insurance settlements, divorces, estate proceedings and other matters involving personal property.

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PUBLICATIONS & TESTIMONIALS

  • people-3Pattie Fletcher State Farm Ins.
    RareArt Appraisals saved us time and money with accurate appraisals of art theft.
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