Modern History: a term to define history from the beginning of the Italian Renaissance through current era.

Modern History Society offers consultation on collection acquisitions and development and expert witness testimony. Our appraisals can be used by museums, art galleries, educational institutions, individuals and corporations.

The term “appraisal” is often used in situations where people simply require an evaluation of personal property. A written, legal appraisal document is required or beneficial for:

Donation and Charitable Gift Tax
Estate Tax Liability
Estate Planning
Divorce and Equitable Distribution
Insurance Coverage
Damage and Loss to Personal Property

*Fees are hourly or project based


Lesley Walker holds a BA and MA in Art History and has been working in the antiques and fine art auction industry for 6 years. She complies with USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and is a member of the Appraisers Association of America.

Walker’s education and experience as a generalist and fine art specialist in the auction industry has provided her with a diverse knowledge of fine and decorative arts ranging from the 18th century to contemporary emerging artists, allowing her to assist with a wide variety of tastes and aesthetics.