Artifactual History Appraisal
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Artifactual History Appraisal
P.O. Box 222
Fairfax Station , Virginia USA
Sarah Reeder, ISA CAPP-Owner
Phone : 703-543-2567
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Sarah Reeder, ISA CAPP, owner of Artifactual History® Appraisal, is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers with the Private Client Services Designation, an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America and a graduate of New York University's Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts.

She received her master's and undergraduate degrees from the College of William & Mary, where she also completed the Certificate Program in Museum Studies, Material Culture, and Early American History from the National Institute of American History and Democracy.

Prior to founding Artifactual History® Appraisal, her professional experience included positions at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, as well as positions as a Subject Specialist at auction houses.

She is a generalist appraiser with years of experience working with fine art, silver, ceramics, antiques and decorative arts. She is also a specialist and scholar in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design. She is USPAP-compliant through August 30, 2020 and is Co-Editor of Worthwhile Magazine.
Midcentury Modern and 20th Century Design, Silver, Antiques, Art, Ceramics, Furniture, Decorative Arts, General Household Contents
Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00
Artifactual History® Appraisal offers highly professional appraisal services for a wide range of intended uses. Appraisals are written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) by appraiser Sarah Reeder, ISA CAPP, who is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers with the Private Client Services Designation for working with high-net-worth individuals, and an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America.

Intended uses for appraisals include:

Family Distribution
Equitable Distribution
Damage Claims
Federal Tax Purposes
Estate Planning
Potential Purchase or Sale

The intended use of an appraisal depends on the needs of each client and is determined during an initial phone or email conversation prior to scheduling an appointment. Please call Sarah Reeder at 703-543-2567 or email her at for a complimentary consultation to discuss your specific situation.


Artifactual History® is pleased to offer a variety of additional services including:

Short Consultation Appointment to Assess Residential Contents (this is often an excellent cost-effective option for individuals unsure if they need an appraisal)

Silver Specialization (Sarah Reeder is a silver specialist and frequently prepares capsule appraisals of family silver for insurance purposes, which is a very affordable project that ensures that family silver services will have adequate insurance coverage in the event of loss without having to undertake a large appraisal)

Household Inventories (for family estate planning or other purposes)

Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design Consultation, Research, and Scholarship (Sarah Reeder is a Specialist in Mid-Century Modern and 20th Century Design and welcomes opportunities to assist other appraisers in their assignments as well as private clients)

Catalogue Raisonné Research and Other Scholarly Research for Fellow Appraisers and Private Citizens (including resources only accessible in specialized reference libraries)

Collection Management and Inventorying (implementing systems that will allow you to easily track your collection as it grows, customized to your needs)

Contract Cataloging (for both private and retail clients)

Editorial and Pre-Publication Assistance for Scholarly Works

Written Scholarly Contributions, Articles, and Blog Posts on Topics Including Mid-Century Modern, Fine Art, Antiques, and Decorative Arts

Are you interested in a service you don't see listed above? Call 703-543-2567 or email to discuss possibilities!


The Washington, D.C. Metro Area including Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia including Aldie, Alexandria, Annandale, Annapolis, Arlington, Ashburn, Berryville, Bethesda, Burke, Capitol Hill, Centreville, Chevy Chase, Clifton, Crystal City, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Fair Lakes, Falls Church, Gainesville, Georgetown, Great Falls, Haymarket, Herndon, Hume, Leesburg, Marshall, McLean, Middleburg, Oakton, Occoquan, Potomac, Purcellville, Reston, Silver Spring, Springfield, Sterling, The Plains, Tysons Corner, Upperville, Vienna, Warrenton, and Woodbridge.

Charlottesville and Central Virginia by appointment only.
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