Appraisals are compliant with the Internal Revenue Service guidelines, the International Society of Appraisers appraisal report writing standard, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation.

'Your inventory and appraisal of the rather heterogeneous
holdings of our Colorado house is a meticulous work of art!'

Robert McCormick Adams Jr.
9th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution


San Francisco, California
United States
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Years in Business: 6 years
Number of Employees: 2-5

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Services & Specialties: International Society of Appraisers Credentials, Valuation for Charitable Donation, Valuation for Damage Claims, Valuation for Estate Tax, Valuation for Insurance Coverage, Valuation for Liquidation, Valuation for Sale

Additional Information

Taking New Clients?: Yes

Willing to Travel?: Yes

Works with New Collectors?: Yes

Affiliations: International Society of Appraisers

Key Personnel: Marcus Wardell, ISA AM

Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM

Background of Key Personnel: Marcus Wardell, ISA AM, has worked for over 20 years in the art and antiques world. He is the principal at Wardell Appraisals, a full service personal property and advisory firm, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a board member and Vice President of the Foundation for Appraisal Education, the East Bay Estate Planning Council, and has served as a board member of the San Francisco Art Institute Arts Council. Marcus is also a consultant and representative for Bonhams, an international auction house, one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. He is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraiser and is current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Marcus lectures on Fine and Decorative Arts, and has appeared on media outlets including ABC, CBS, FOX, Fuji Television Network, Japan, NBC, PBS, AP, and NPR. He has been interviewed and quoted in printed news media including the Associated Press, the Australian, Boston Globe, Business Week, the Chicago Sun Times, China Post, Daily Mail UK, Forbes, the Guardian UK, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post, New Zealand Herald, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Taiwan News, and the Washington Post.

Rosalie Wardell, ISA AM, is an accredited personal property appraiser providing fine art, antiques, and decorative arts appraisals. Rosalie has worked in the fine art and photography field for over 20 years. Educated at the University of East Anglia and the Sorbonne, Paris, Rosalie studied art and photography at UC Berkeley, and with Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Misrach and Ralph Gibson. She is USPAP compliant, and accredited with the International Society of Appraisers, with specialties in Fine Art, and in Antiques and Residential Contents.

Fee Structure: Billed at a hourly rate.

Languages Spoken: English