​​​Comprehensive Appraisal Services

Appraisals West provides independent appraisals of fine art and personal property for corporate, educational, municipal, non-profit organizations, as well as private collectors.  Our researchers and appraisers approach each assignment with care, taking into consideration all aspects of an item and its provenance, the current state of the relevant market, and the protection of the client’s property and privacy. 

Our associates are qualified to appraise fine art, antiques, and other personal property.  Often, more than one area of specific expertise is required.  Appraisals West has associates experienced in many types of personal property, so there is no need to hire a multitude of appraisers.  If it is in the best interest of the client to hire a specialist beyond what we can provide, recommendations and referrals will be made. 

Appraisals West holds a high standard of professionalism and ethical practice.  All our appraisals are written in compliance with the current version of The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the International Society of Appraisers’ Appraisal Report Writing Standard and Code of Ethics, and current IRS guidelines where applicable.

  • Antiques, Furniture & Decorative Items
  • Personal Property

Appraisal Services

Free, Confidential Consultations​​

A preliminary consultation to determine the client’s needs and to estimate the cost of an appraisal is offered without charge.

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  • Fine Art 
  • Native American & Ethnographic Objects

Trails West Fine Art

Knowledge of Current Requirements

Keeping abreast of changes in requirements by insurance companies and the IRS is a priority for us, so that you can be confident that your appraisal is compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

Insurance        Estate Planning        Donation        Divorce        Current Market        Equitable Distribution        Dissolution

​       Trails West Fine Art                                                                                                                        Appraisals West         

​Appraisals on: 

Fine Art & Antiques                      Furniture & Decorative Items                      Personal Property

Jackson Narcomey Lloyd Kiva New cherokee nation Diane O'Leary Fernando Padilla Tonita Peña (Quah Ah) St. David Pendleton Oakerhater (Making Medicine) Sanford Plummer Harvey Pratt (Wo-Pet-No-No-Mot, White Thunder) Joseph Rael (Tslew-teh-koyeh "Beautiful Painted Arrow) Kevin Red Star Crow Nation Mateo Romero Cochiti Pueblo Paladine Roye (Pon Cee Cee) Will Sampson Fritz Scholder Silver Horn (Haungooah) Jaune Quick-To-See Smith Lois Smoky Ernest Spybuck Virginia Stroud Carl Sweezy Moses Stranger Horse Brulé Lakota Quincy Tahoma Jerome Tiger Johnny Tiger Jackie Traverse Monroe Tsatoke kiowa six Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal) Frank Tuttle Pablita Velarde (Tse Tsan) Kay WalkingStick Pop Wea (Lori Tanner) Dick West (Wah-pah-nah-yah) White Horse (Tsen-tainte) Kiowa Dyani White Hawk 


  • Insurance Coverage Evaluation
  • IRS Gift or Charitable Donation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Settlement, Estate Tax
  • Divorce or Division of Assets
  • Market Evaluation for Sale of Asset

​​​Don't need an appraisal but interested in other services related to fine art, collecting, or personal property?

​​​​​​​​Appraisals For the Purposes of:

​     ​​Wyoming                South Dakota                North Dakota                Montana                Nebraska                 

  • Pre-Purchase Evaluation of Asset​
  • Liquidation
  • Bankruptcy

  • Collateral Valuation

  • Artist Estates & Blockage Discounts

  • ​Probate

Art Advisory Services   Brokerage Services & Auction Estimates   Acquisitions & Confidential Representation   Collections Management   Inventories, Downsizing, Refinement   Personal Property & Art Appraisals   

Each report is itemized and contains detailed descriptions, photographs and individual values for all property appraised.   Reports are tailored to meet our client's needs and comply with requirements of third-party users such as the IRS

or your insurance company.

​​​Knowledge of Current Values​
​We stay aware of trends and market changes that are so important in determining the current value of assets.