Lisa W. Duke - ISA CAPP
Certified Appraiser of Personal Property in Antiques, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Fine Art
Lisa Duke provides a high level of expertise and knowledge to help you determine the exact purpose of your appraisal and what value is being sought. Being a certified appraiser combined with an interior design background enables a better understanding of the wide range of appraisal needs. Each appraisal report is customized to you and your intended use. Ms. Duke is a generalist appraiser with years of experience working with antiques, decorative arts, silver, ceramics, fine art and other tangible personal property. LwDuke Appraisals conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and to the Ethical Standards and report writing standards of the International Society of Appraisers.
Each appraisal is tailored to the client's needs. Appointments are arranged to determine the scope of work and the type of value required for your purposes. The appraisal will include an on-site inspection, digital photographs, a written description for each item, and consideration and review of various markets by utilising different databases to prepare the formal written appraisal report.
The combination of certified personal property appraiser and seasoned interior designer with an associate's degree affords the relevant skills to prepare and execute a plan whether you are downsizing, relocating or cleaning and clearing out an estate or your own home. Downsizing allows you to become burden-free and less overwhelmed with objects that are cluttering your physical and mental spaces.
A verbal valuation can be useful in circumstances where you just want a rudimentary idea about an object or its value. Research techniques are the same, but no time is spent creating a written report, as this is for personal understanding only. This can help satisfy general curiosity about an object or a decision-making process.