Specializing in American and European Antiques & Residential Contents
19th and 20th Century American and European Furniture, Collectibles and Decorative Arts; including Glass, Pottery, Porcelain, Everyday Household Goods, Antique Toys and 19th & 20th Century Hawaiiana.
Appraisals for Insurance Coverage, Damage or Loss, Estate Tax Liabilities, Charitable Contributions and Determining Fair Market Value.
Serving Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties, Philadelphia and Delaware.
Meredith Ann Whipple was born in New York City, attended The Wooster School where she graduated Cum Laud and gained a BA in 1978 in history from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. She worked at Sotheby’s and William Doyle Galleries before moving to Honolulu, Hawaii to work as a curator, appraiser and buyer with a private collector.
Branching out on her own she founded Meredith Ann Whipple Antique Appraisals in 2001 and became an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers in 2003. Moving back to New York she is continuing her appraisal practice in the Northeast.
Currently in Chadds Ford, PA in the Brandywine River Valley. Appraisals in 18th and19th Century American and European furniture, decorative arts: including porcelain, pottery, glass and silver, vintage & antique toys. Also, she is well versed in the appraisal of early Hawaiian artifacts such as kou calabashes and koa furniture.
What to look for in a Professional Personal Property Appraisal Report
With the government, courts, judges, banks, attorneys, accountants, insurance representatives and other professionals examining more closely the personal property appraisal report, it is important to know what to expect from a professional personal property appraisal report.
- Here are a few points that a professional report should have:
- A complete and accurate description of the property
- Analysis of the factors affecting value reflecting the appraiser’s research
in accordance with the standards required by government authorities.
- A definition of value appropriate to the type of appraisal
- A value for the property appraised substantiated by the report analysis
- The appraiser’s qualification page
- The appraiser’s signature
- The appraiser’s statement that the appraiser does not have a financial
interest in the property
- You should confirm with the appraiser that the appraiser’s report can be
defended in court if needed