Personal property valuation specialist
S. P. Sweeting Appraisals offers professionally-researched art, antiques and collectables valuation services. We continue a 30-year tradition of providing Canadians with appraisal reports complying with globally recognized valuation standards. Our appraisal and consulting fees are competitively priced and we pride ourselves on delivering appraisals on time.
Accredited as a Chartered Surveyor in Personal Property – Art and Antiques through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, principal Stephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS has three decades of experience as a professional valuer with Toronto-based Appraisal Associates.
S. P. Sweeting Appraisals provides valuations for most types of collectable art and artifacts. Museums, public institutions, insurance companies, corporations, estates and private collectors all look to our experience and understanding of generally accepted principles of valuation.
What we appraise
S. P. Sweeting Appraisals works with a wide range of personal property types. We are able to catalogue, research and appraise the following: Canadian and International artworks, including paintings, watercolours, prints and sculpture; First Nations, Inuit and Amerindian art and artifacts; antique (pre-1923), vintage and Mid Century Modern furniture; ceramics (pottery and porcelain); silver, silverplate 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 category is not included in the list. (Please note: we do not appraise jewellery, rugs and carpets, coins and stamps.)
Your appraisal needs?
We deal with a wide range of valuation requirements. Key appraisal scenarios are listed below. Please contact us if your specific need is not included.
- Replacement value for insurance coverage
- Insurance loss and loss-of-value estimates for claims adjusters
- Insurance claim disputes
- Canadian Certified Cultural Property donations (URL)
- Canadian charitable donations or “gifts-in-kind” (URL)
- Estate and probate
- Equitable division for estates
- Sale and purchase advice