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ALLYSON LEE, ASA

 

Allyson Lee Art Appraisal Services, a fine art and antiques appraisal and consulting firm, was established in 2014.  Specializing in private collection management and appraisals for estate, charitable donation and insurance scheduling. Allyson Lee is an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) of personal property with a specialty in Fine Art, accredited by the American Society of Appraisers. 


After receiving a Master of Arts degree in Art, Ms. Lee  began her professional career in the Antiques and Fine Art profession in 1989, at a Boston based auction firm.  She was eventually promoted to the position of Director of Fine Arts & Marketing where she was responsible for procuring fine art consignments, gallery management, and marketing operations.  Her role included researching, cataloging and valuing more than 1,000 works of art annually, as well as collaborating with collectors, museum directors, art experts, and dealers from around the world.  Her responsibilities also included appearing at Appraisal Day events as the Fine Art Expert, supervising the appraisal department, and preparing appraisals of fine art for estate and charitable donation purposes. In addition to fine art, Ms. Lee gained significant cataloging experience working on a variety of large collections including, but not limited to, the Frederick Innes Collection of Asian Decorations, the D.D. Ryan Collection of Modern Furniture and Couture, A Room with a Vieux Collection of French Furniture, The Eli Buck Collection of Curiosities and Scientific Equipment and the Jacob Noble Collection of Art Glass and Contemporary Art. 


Since establishing her firm, Ms. Lee has conducted over 200 appraisals totaling in excess of 23 million dollars.  In addition to appraising, Ms. Lee serves as personal curator for two major private collections and has assisted numerous personal representatives with the liquidation of large estates.  Clients include law firms, estate professionals, wealth managers, private collectors and institutions in the Greater Boston area and throughout New England.  


Committed to the preservation of historic homes and their objects, Ms. Lee is a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where she serves as collections manager of the Dorothy Quincy Homestead.  She recently served a two year term on the Board of Governors of Gore Place in  Waltham and she is a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Mayflower Society.  


In addition to her twenty five years (plus) of professional experience, her qualifications include receiving a Master of Arts Degree in Art from Eastern Illinois University and completion of  the four course Personal Property Appraisal Studies Series administered by the American Society of Appraisers.   All Ms. Lee's appraisals are prepared in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices and ​the Ethical and Professional Standards required by the American Society of Appraisers. 


Appraisal Services: 

  • Fair Market Value Appraisals for Estate Tax, Estate Planning and Distribution
  • Fair Market Value Appraisals for Gift or Charitable Contribution
  • Replacement Value Appraisals for Insurance Scheduling 

Art Collection Management Services

  • Collection Inventory  
  • Restoration & Framing Coordination
  • Market Consultation & Auction Representation
  • ​Estate Liquidation Consultation 

Auction Services

  • Auction Representation for items you wish to sell
  • Proxy Bidding


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