We are available to work anywhere in the United States to provide accurate, ethical and timely appraisal documents in the form appropriate for government, insurance and corporate needs. All appraisals are written to the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the standards of the International Society of Appraisers and in accordance with the International Society of Appraisers’ Code of Ethics.
Ric Emmett has the happy combination of 30 years’ of buying and selling 20th Century fine and decorative art and 29 years’ experience as a trained, accredited Appraiser of Personal Property for Insurance, Estate & Probate, Charitable Donations, Equitable Property Dissolution, re-sale and liquidation purposes.
Emmett has been a gallery owner since 1978 and an appraiser of personal property, fine arts and antiques since 1979. He has been the owner of Modernism Gallery in Coral Gables since 1986. Educated at the University of Florida and the University of Richmond, Emmett has been an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) since 1992.
He has twice served as President of the South Florida Chapter of ISA and in 2004-2005 was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society of Appraisers and has lectured nationally on art and antiques, been a contributing author of two books on antiques, published numerous articles on art and antiques, curated a museum show and was lead appraiser on WSVN-TV Channel 7’s “Trash or Treasure” series in Miami, Florida.
Jennifer Bird brings a lifetime of exposure to antiques and art, continuing in the family tradition of Modernism Gallery, consultant for Modernsim.com and as a partner of Estate Services Appraisals. She brings a background in the legal field as she worked for over ten years as a legal assistant. Employment at Books and Books, an independent bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida, and running "Gables, Etc." an online eBay store, gave her the experience in research and valuation of rare and antiquarian books. Opportunities to travel to Napa and Sonoma, California, France and Spain, earned the ability to learn about wine valuation. Jennie is also a passionate collector of "pop culture" with a focus in Disney animation art and collectibles aka "Disneyana".
Jennie has been educated in Appraisal Studies by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). She is an Accredited Member (ISA-AM) of the International Society of Appraisers and has served on the board of the South Florida Chapter of ISA since 2010.