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Appraisal of Art and Artifacts

The Wisconsin Historical Museum is often asked to suggest someone to evaluate art or artifacts. The museum, like all other museums, is not permitted to provide appraisal services. There are many professional appraisers in Wisconsin and nearby areas of Minnesota and Illinois.

The following list of appraisers is provided to you as a service by the Wisconsin Historical Society. This in no way constitutes an endorsement of these appraisers.

NOTE: The designation "ASA" indicates that the individual named was listed as a member of the American Society of Appraisers when this guide was compiled. For information, contact American Society of Appraisers by phone at 800-ASA-VALU (800-272-8258) or by mail to: The American Society of Appraisers, 555 Herndon Pkwy Suite 125, Herndon, VA 20170.

Last updated: November 2013
(please note some information may be out-of-date)

Alasko Company
Richard-Raymond J. Alasko, ASA
1524 N Dearborn Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone 312-274-1894
Fax 312-274-1892
Personal property: fine arts
Alfred Bader
924 E Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone 414-277-0730
Old master to 19th-century paintings
Anderson Fine Arts
Kent Anderson
11298 Bridget Ln
Hales Corners, WI 53130-2426
Specializes in 20th-century art and works on paper
Antique and Estate Appraisals, LLC
PO Box 2725
Oshkosh, WI 54903
Phone 920-979-0453
Personal property: antiques
Barbara K. Schnitzer
910 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone 312-733-2918
Personal property: antiques and decorative arts
Baumann Fine Antiques
Shirley A. Baumann
3206 Clove Dr
Madison, WI 53704
608-241-2615
Specializes in ceramics
Carol Butzke
Mequon, WI 53092
262-242-4737
Quilted textiles
Ceba Appraisal Associates
W268 N6646 Lakeview Ct
Sussex, WI 53089-3400
Phone 414-246-7282
Fine arts and collectibles
Chestnut Court Appraisal Associates, LTD
1718 N First St
Milwaukee, WI 53212-3966
Phone 414-265-9096
Asian art, fine arts, decorative arts, and antiques
Collectors III
1009 E Lexington Blvd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone 715-832-6319
Fine china, glass, quilts and accessories (NOT FURNITURE)
Delind Fine Art Appraisals
811 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3709
Phone 414-271-8285
Fine art
Ehlers Caudill Gallery
750 N Orleans, Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60610-3598
Phone 312-642-8611
Photographs and photo-based artworks
Frederick & Co
Frederick, Paul A.
1234 E Juneau Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3012
Phone 414-271-1500
19th-century American and European painting
Hammer Gallery
Carl Hammer
200 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60610-3553
Phone 312-266-8512
Specializes in 20th-century works, folk and outsider art
Janet's Antiques
Elizabeth J. Barber
815 Fern Dr
Madison, WI 53705
Phone 608-238-4474
Fax 608-238-5411
Antiques and decorative arts
Janus Galleries
Peter Lundberg
PO Box 55156
Madison, WI 53705-8956
Phone 608-271-2222
Paintings and graphic arts
Jensen Gallery
Dean Jensen
165 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6014
Phone 414-278-7100
Contemporary art, photography, prints, and folk art
Last Straw Antiques
306 Main St
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone 715-635-3243
Victorian and general antiques (NOT CUT GLASS)
Lenz Fine Arts
Thomas Lenz
133 W Pittsburgh Ave, #302
Milwaukee, WI 53204-1470
Phone 414-476-2818
19th- and early 20th-century painting
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
215 W Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60610-4118
Phone 312-670-0010
Fine arts and decorative arts
Margaret W. Lichter, ASA
1707 Main St
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone 608-784-3943
Personal property: antiques and decorative arts
Mark F. Moran Appraisals
N7326 Maple Ridge Trail
Iola, WI 54945
Phone: 715-281-5060
Fine art, folk art, Americana, toys
Marvin J. Sokolow
2600 E Shorewood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211-2456
Phone 414-963-8981
Specializes in Asian art and antiques (not Asian prints)
Midwest Gem Lab
James S. Seaman, ASA
17100 W Bluemound Rd, Suite 206
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone 414-784-9017
Fax 414-784-0103
Gems and jewelry
MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.
307 N Michigan Ave, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone 312-814-8510
Fax 312-814-8511
Paintings, prints, sculpture, collectibles, silverware, jewelry, furniture
Peter Bentz Antiques and Appraisals
771 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3707
Phone 414-271-8866
Fine arts, decorative arts, and collectibles
Richard D. Ranft CAI, AARE, GPPA
534 W Grand Avenue
Beloit WI 53511
Phone 877-364-1964
Fax 608-364-1117
Fine art, cast iron toys, pottery, general
Shabahang Persian Carpets, LTD
223 E Silver Spring Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53217-4706
Phone 414-332-0303
Oriental rugs
World Gem Resources
William D. Korst, Jr., ASA
7001 Cahill Rd, Suite 7027
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Phone 612-944-9443
Fax 612-944-8155
Gems and jewelry

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