The reasons for appraisal include insurance, inheritance, liquidation, and tax avoidance. Art can be an important part of your wealth planning strategy. We help you understand what you have and what you can do with it. Stock portfolio valuation is available at the push of a button. Correctly and Accurately valuing your tangible assets requires a different skill set. With 20 years of experience, we bring the skills you need to make sure that the wealth you have worked hard to create is preserved and secured for your next acquisition, or disposal.


Many may not realize this, but fine art and other non-traditional assets with well documented and proven appraisal value can be used as collateral for loans and other financial products. During periods of market volatility, it is important to consider all financial avenues when managing personal and/or business assets.


An extensive collection or a modest one can become confusing, especially if it is your heirs that have to understand what you worked to build. We help you organize your collection into a usable form with details from date of the art purchase, to a full appraisal. Cataloging a collection is often how we begin a relationship with our clients. In combination with appraisal services, we can secure your wealth for generations.


The Ruffner Art Advisory has more than 20 years of experience and the registration of fine art and collectibles, and through our partnership with Nanne Dekking Artory, we proudly offer one of the most unique and technologically advanced forms of registration.


From its Latin base “cura” (to take care of), an art curator oversees all facets of an art collection, including conservation, research, interpretation, and direction. We partner with our clients to navigate the worldwide art market to purchase a piece or curate a collection tailored to their individual tastes.

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