Professional Profile for Meredith Ann Whipple

Professional Background


Sotheby’s, Appraiser and Cataloguer, Nineteenth Century Furniture Department, 1979 – 1981

Butterfield & Butterfield, Independent Appraiser, The Northwest Regional Representative, 1982

William Doyle Galleries, Appraiser and Cataloguer, Paintings, 1982 – 1986

Renovation/Restoration Coordinator, Eagle River Builders, 1986 -1989

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Assistant to the Registrar, 1989

Ralston Antiques & Collectibles, Hawaii, Curator Appraiser Buyer, 1989 – 2001

Founded Meredith Ann Whipple Antique Appraisals, December 2001

Founded Upscale Downsizing Associates, 2014 to present

Academic Background

Graduate, Cum Laude, 1974, The Wooster School

Graduate, Bachelor of Arts, 1978, Skidmore College

Graduate, International Society of Appraisers Core Courses, 2003, with Continuing Education Classes from the University of Maryland University College:

  • Ethics, Business Practices, Communications
  • Identification and Authentication, Research, Terminology, Report Writing
  • Legal Aspects of Appraising, Case Studies, Expert Witness
  • IRS Report Writing

Graduate, National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Course (USPSP), The Appraisal Foundation, April 2010

Graduate, International Society of Appraisers Requalification Courses, May 2010

Graduate, National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Course (USPSP) The Appraisal Foundation, April 2014

Attended Appraiser’s continuing education lectures including:

  • The Life of Antiques, University of Hawaii, August 2006
  • Chinese Ceramics, University of Hawaii, April 2008
  • Building Business with the Moving Industry, December 2009
  • Winterthur’s Furniture Forum, 2015
  • Winterthur’s Ceramics Conference 2015

Attended Appraiser’s continuing education seminars including:

  • Caring for Collections, University of Hawaii, June 2005
  • Conservation Fundamentals, Iolani Palace, September 2006
  • Art Law Symposium, New York, November 2006
  • David Lindquist’s Whitehall Antiques, North Carolina, six day seminar, July 2007

Attended Appraisal Society’s annual conferences including:

  • Appraisers Association of America, National Conference, New York City, November 2006
    • Including “The Value of Insurance”, “Death, Taxes and the IRS”, “Art and Wealth Management”, “The Value of Provenance”
  • International Society of Appraisers National Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2010
    • Including “Demystifying Hallmarks”, “Appraising Quilts”, “Mastering the Art of Useful Appraisals: An Insurer’s Perspective”, “Mastering the Art of Object Description”
  • International Society of Appraisers National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015
    • Including “Philadelphia and Boston Furniture”, “IRS Expectations and Requirements”, “20th Century Design”, “Researching Provenance”, “Today’s Tiffany Market”


Brandywine River Museum
Winterthur Museum
The Brandywine Conservancy


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