Appraisal Services

Douglas Drake performs full professional appraisals, as well as customized verbal consultations, in the areas of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photographic art and African and other tribal art.

He has established a network of collaborators specialists in other areas of the fine and decorative arts and popular collecting areas.

We provide appraisal reports for all your needs, including—

Charitable Donations
Estate Planning
Family Gifting
Equitable Distribution
Client Information

Drake Fine Art adheres to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice), which is the US Government’s set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D. C.

Collection Initiation/Building
We will help you build your collection—personal, corporate or institutional—around a theme, at your pace, and within your economic parameters.

De-Accession of artworks
We will identify optimal methods to sell, trade or donate your art, recommending other appropriate dealers if not Drake Fine Art.

Design and Supervision of Art Installations
Based on our many years of experience in various locales, we will help you design placement of artworks, and arrange for its installation, in your home or office and for special events.

Collection Management
We will help you organize records of works in your collection.

Catalog Essays and Design
We can be commissioned to create special documents about your art for exhibits or other personal use.