“I found Jason [Rahm] to be extremely thorough in both the appraisal and photographing of artwork, silver and furnishings in my home.  He has been careful, thoughtful and responsible.”


Barbara Walters

TV Personality

About NYFAA Los Angeles



NYFAA  Los Angeles Office Profile

Our Los Angeles appraisal office, located in Beverly Hills, offers West Coast clients the same depth of service and expertise that our New York headquarters has been providing since 1980.  As the premier appraisers of the fine and decorative arts in Los Angeles and a division of New York Fine Art Appraisers, NYFAA-LA provides a full range of professional valuation, consulting and collection management services tailored to meet the needs of both private and corporate collectors and non-profit institutions.

Our exclusive team of highly qualified and accredited senior appraisers and advisors are expert in all areas of fine art and personal property, including modern and contemporary art, 20th century design, antique furniture, California impressionism and plein-air revival, Latin American art, Western art, antiquities and jewelry.  Our appraisers all hold memberships in the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), or the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).

As preferred providers for all major insurance carriers including Chubb, Fireman's Fund, AXA Art, and Chartis, our appraisal reports are fully compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  NYFAA-LA appraisal reports are accepted and respected by government agencies, the IRS and courts of law.

NYFAA constantly strives to meet the expectations of our clientele, providing prompt, strictly confidential, personalized service and reports produced to our high standards of excellence. It is this quality of service which has earned us the impeccable reputation we have enjoyed for over 30 years. Learn more about all of NYFAA’s services and how we can help you with all of your art collection needs. >>



Whether you inherited a work of art always said to be valuable, are a seasoned collector of art and antiques, a museum, attorney or insurance broker, we are happy to assist.

  • Private Collectors

    As an independent appraisal firm, which does not buy or sell and is not affiliated with any auction house or gallery, we serve private collectors throughout the country.  We are relied upon for accurate and informed evaluations of single works of art, eclectic or carefully selected collections focused on works of art by period and genre, fine furnishings and general household contents.  We provide accredited appraisals for insurance, trusts, estates and donation purposes.  Our firm emphasizes privacy and confidentiality, fast turnaround time, excellent client service and competitive fees.

    Should you only require appraisals on a few pieces, or are located out of town, we also provide online appraisals without an onsite visit.

  • Corporations

    The appraisers of the art and furnishings at Rockefeller Center, we understand the needs of corporations and organizations with collections in private or public spaces.  We evaluate everything from single works of art to thousands of objects in multiple locations.  Besides providing professional appraisals, accepted and preferred by all major insurance carriers, the IRS and courts of law, NYFAA has the capabilities to assist with varying levels of collection management needs, including art management software,  sales and charitable contribution advisory and conservation and moving coordination.

  • Public Collections (Museums and Non-profit Organizations)

    We frequently work with charitable donors to ensure the maximum valuation of any donation without compromising the not-for-profit status of the recipient institution.  Our appraisals are universally accepted and considered 'qualified' by the IRS and courts-of-law.  We also provide replacement value appraisals for purposes of insurance coverage and in instances of damage or loss.

    Besides providing professional appraisals, NYFAA has the capabilities to assist with varying levels of collection management needs, including customized web based art management software.

  • Insurance Specialists

    As preferred providers for major carriers including Chubb, Fireman's Fund, AXA, Lloyds of London and  Chartis, we frequently work with insurance providers and collectors to accurately evaluate fine and decorative art.  We provide on-site and desktop appraisals, walkthrough services, collection management software, photographic and video documentation, tailored to meet the needs of your clients.  Our longstanding relationships with brokers and carriers allow us to offer competitive, courtesy rates to referred clients.

    In the event of a damage or loss, NYFAA has in-house Senior Appraisers specializing in forensic valuation to create pre-loss appraisal reports, direct conservation efforts and determine diminution.

  • Government Agencies and Municipalities

    Unlike many appraisal companies, New York Fine Art Appraisers is able to meet wildly divergent needs.  As appraisers of over 2,200 photographic works of art on behalf of the United States Secret Service, we have the capacity to assist governmental clients in determining values for artifacts and works of art regardless of medium, age or collection size.  With an emphasis on confidentiality and security, we are fully insured and registered for government contracting.

  • Law Firms

    We work with law firms, wealth managers and accountants to provide clients with fully substantiated IRS qualified appraisals for purposes relating to trusts, estates and estate planning, equitable distribution for marital dissolution,  and charitable contributions.

    In addition, the staff of New York Fine Art Appraisers for over 30 years has provided objective, documented expert testimony regarding works of art that have been lost or damaged, or when value is called into question in legal proceedings.