Bates Art Group is one of the leading independent art appraisal and advisory firms in the Midwest.
We specialize in appraising fine and decorative art, American and European paintings, sculpture, works on paper, antiques, furniture, silver, ceramics, and collectibles, as well as general household contents.
Our art market professionals provide values for insurance coverage, damage and loss claims, sale on the open market, donations, divorces, family division, and estate tax liability.
WHAT WE OFFER
Whether seeking insurance coverage or in the event of loss or damage, our appraisals provide the retail replacement value of art and antiques.
We provide executors, heirs, and beneficiaries with fair market value appraisals for the equitable division of assets and estate tax liability.
For the proper valuation and documentation of all charitable gifts over $5000, we provide IRS qualified art appraisals in support of the donation.
If you are considering selling a single item or an entire collection, we will recommend the best approach for selling your art and antiques.