Accredited fine art, antiques & decorative art appraiser

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Arts & antiques valuation specialists

S. P. Sweeting Appraisals offers clients professionally-researched art, antiques and decorative art appraisal reports. We comply with globally recognized appraisal standards and demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles of valuation. With over 30 years of appraisal experience we have broad fine and decorative arts property knowledge coupled with post-graduate level research skills. Our fees are competitively priced and we pride ourselves on delivering appraisal reports on time. 

S. P. Sweeting Appraisals provides valuation reports for most types of fine art, decorative art and other collectables. Museums, public institutions, insurance companies, major corporations, and estates all depend on our professional approach and experience. But we also serve private collectors and smaller businesses with modest corporate collections. 


Accredited as a Chartered Arts & Antiques Surveyor through the internationally recognized Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), principal Stephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS has over three decades of full-time experience in the field. Look to S. P. Sweeting Appraisals when you need a formal written report by a trained, tested and accredited valuation specialist. 


Professional profile of
Stephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS

What we appraise

S. P. Sweeting Appraisals works with a wide range of personal property categories. We are able to catalogue, research and appraise the following: Canadian and International artworks (including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture); First Nations, Inuit and Amerindian art and artifacts; antique (pre-1924), vintage and Mid Century Modern furniture; ceramics (pottery and porcelain); silver, silver-plate and other metalware; trophies and awards; glassware; lighting; architectural fragments; militaria, archival material; photographs; movie props and memorabilia; ethnographic art and artifacts. 


Contact us if your collectable property type is not included in the list. (Please note: we do not appraise jewellery, rugs and carpets, coins and stamps.)

Canadian art

International art

First Nations & Inuit art


Pottery & porcelain





Movie props & memorabilia
Trophies & awards

Architectural fragments


Ethnographic art & artifacts
Archival material




Pre-Columbian art

Your appraisal needs?

Common needs for an appraisal report are listed below. Contact us if you require an appraisal for other purposes.


  • Replacement value for insurance coverage
  • Insurance loss and loss-of-value estimates for claims adjusters 
  • Insurance claim disputes
  • Canadian Certified Cultural Property (CCPERB) donations. Link: (URL)
  • Canadian charitable donations or “gifts-in-kind.” Link: (URL)
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Equitable division for estates
  • Sale and purchase advice






Why choose us?


More than 30 Years of experience

Full-time Personal Property appraiser specializing in art and antiques since 1990  


RICS-accredited as a valuer 

Fully accredited with the globally-recognized Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)  



Deep experience with museum & public-sector clients


Public sector client list
Standards-based appraisal reports

Appraisals issued comply with RICS ValuationGlobal Standards and IVS (International Valuation Standards) 


What’s involved in getting an appraisal?
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