Elizabeth Ruffner announced the opening of Ruffner Appraisals & Consulting, offering a variety of museum-standard art services to large, small, public and private collections in order to preserve and protect their aesthetic, historic, sentimental and financial values. Ms. Ruffner professionally and discreetly handles appraisals, consultations and art brokerage needs, ranging from one painting to an entire estate of art and antiques.
With more than 20 years of experience in the art industry, including studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and assisting in the Antiquities department at Christie’s Auction House, Ms. Ruffner’s expertise is specifically tailored to meet the individual needs for each client. Her appraisal reports are certified by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). The appraisals are also insurance and IRS compliant appraisal reports that better educate the individual on what they own, facilitate correct insurance coverage, qualify damage losses, provide equitable distribution, as well as facilitate tax and estate planning.
Throughout her career, Ruffner has had the opportunity to appraise a variety of items including, fine art paintings and sculptures, antique and modern furniture, decorative art, digital art, ceramics, silver, crystal, fine china, art glass and oriental rugs. Her collection management services encompass sale and purchase consultation, market condition analyses, authentication research, mark & inscription identification and collection cataloging.
Ruffner Appraisals & Consulting believes that working with a trusted, experienced and professional art advisor streamlines the appraisal process and maximizes the many joys that collecting art can bring, while allowing the client to know and manage what they own.