Gene Shapiro, AAA, is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America, the premier national association of personal property appraisers, and President & Founder of Shapiro Auctions, which specializes in fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, furniture, jewelry and general household contents. 

Shapiro and his company perform professional appraisals according to the highest standards of personal property appraising as acknowledged by Congress, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  Shapiro is also an active Member of the Board of Directors of the American Appraisers Association.

We provide an exceptionally high standard of appraisal, valuation, and consultative services pertaining to appraisal values, strategic planning for marketing and sale of collections, and Estate Executive Solutions. Our comprehensive valuations are IRS qualified and can be used by collectors, attorneys, accountants, museums, trusts, and insurance companies.

We realize that many collectors, dealers, estate executors and institutions now require written art appraisals for an increasing number of reasons as time goes on. Whatever your purpose is for requiring a fine art or estate appraisal, Shapiro Auctions, LLC is here to help you. We provide appraisals for:

  • Insurance and Insurance Claims (Damage and Loss)
  • Estate Tax
  • Charitable Contribution/Donation
  • Gift tax
  • Estate and Collection Liquidations
  • Family Division

In addition, our appraisal services offer you the ability to take advantage of:

  • An extensive in-house library of research materials and access to major physical and online repositories of reference materials and up-to-date records of current market and replacement value of comparable artwork.
  • Numerous areas of specialization, including American, European, Russian, Asian, African and other artists.
  • A wide network of expert colleagues to assist in the appraisal of other antiques and personal property, including decorative arts, furniture, jewelry, and real estate.
  • We will travel for large collections and on-site appraisals.

Please call +1 (212) 717-7500 or email to see how we can help you find the best appraisal solution for your needs and to receive a complimentary quote on your appraisal project.