Accredited fine art, antiques & decorative art appraiser

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Arts & antiques valuation specialist

S. P. Sweeting Appraisals offers professionally-researched art, antiques and collectables valuation services. We have over 30 years of experience providing Canadians with appraisal reports complying with recognized valuation standards. Our appraisal and consulting fees are competitively priced and we pride ourselves on delivering appraisals on time.

 

Accredited as a Chartered Arts & Antiques Surveyor through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, principal Stephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS previously worked with longtime Toronto-based valuers 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.  

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Stephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS

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.)

Canadian art

International art

First Nations & Inuit art

Silverware

Pottery & porcelain

Furniture

Glassware

Lighting


Metalware

Movie props & memorabilia
Trophies & awards

Architectural fragments

 

Ethnographic art & artifacts
Archival material

 

Photography

Militaria

Pre-Columbian art

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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