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Past Times
Cobalt Persian Bowl
Rising Above It All
Table-Feuilles: Modèle Bas Aux Greno
Claude et Paloma dessinant
Work Chair
Women Working – Loom
Working Model for Unesco Reclining F


Straus Art Group provides professional art appraisal services for large and small collections across the country. Our professional staff conducts on-site inventory, documentation, and cataloging, and appraises collections for insurance, tax, and estate planning needs.


We carefully research the markets for each object to arrive at specific values depending on the appraisal's intended use, such as retail replacement cost for insurance purposes or fair market value for donations and estate purposes.  

All appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) which is authorized by the US Congress as the source of Appraisal Standards and Appraiser Qualifications.


Straus Art Group is an IRS Qualified Appraiser and issues IRS qualified Appraisals for Federal Tax purposes.

 Our Appraisers specialize in:​

  •  Art                    

  •  Books              

  •  Carpets                       


  •  Decorative Objects

  •  Glass

  •  Jewelry


Public Art Appraisal 

Cities and public institutions hire Straus Art Group to appraise and advise on important art holdings. One example is the prized public sculpture by Pablo Picasso that was a gift by the artist to the city of Chicago.

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