Can Tryon Palace Appraise an Object for Me?

No. Although we happily welcome object donations, Tryon Palace cannot legally provide authentications or appraisals.

The value of an object can often by obtained by consulting various published price guides available from libraries or bookstores. These guides can help you to determine the approximate values for various types of objects. You can also consult the websites of various auction houses and online auctions to see what prices similar objects have sold for in the past. 

Should you wish to obtain the services of an accredited appraiser (for which you will likely be charged a fee), contact one of the professional organizations listed below.

American Society of Appraisers

Appraisers Association of America

International Society of Appraisers