Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers

Accredited Senior Appraiser with the
American Society of Appraisers

Call us at: (210) 479-2501

Call us at: (210) 479-2501

Whether you are a homeowner, insurance professional, legal counsel or collector, accurate information will provide you with the basis for making informed decisions. Here are some of the services available:


Inspecting photographs allows for a quick and efficient method for placing rugs in a general category. “What do I have?”, “is it handmade?”, “is it old?”, “is it a fine example?”, “what is its origin?” are some of the question that may be answered. Based on photos, a range of value may be provided for placing the rug in a general services

Inspection of a collection of rugs from photographs may be a good first step in understanding which rugs are most valuable and require special consideration.

Insurance adjusters may find that an inspection of photographs of damaged rugs may quickly ascertain if a rug is worthy of restoration or should be replaced.

Online services are billed at $175.00/hour with no minimum charge. The typical amount of time expended to identify and respond to a single rug is 10 to 15 minutes ($35.00 to $45.00).

If a detailed written report, which would require more time, is requested, there is charge of $175.00 per hour with a one hour minimum.

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an on-line evaluation.



On–site inspection provides the foundation for a written appraisal report.

The inspection process includes an examination of the property and color photography. The report includes a detailed description of the property, attribution to a specific geographic origin, age and a statement of condition. The report also includes the definition of value for the appraisal, the approach to valuation and a certification. All reports are performed in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

on-site servicesOn-site consultation or walk through

This service provides the client with a verbal assessment of their rugs. It addresses authenticity, age and condition. It allows the client to decide if additional action should be taken related to repair or maintenance. Identifying items of exceptional value is a part of this service.

On-site services are billed at $175.00 per hour including time on site and report writing. Travel time and related expenses are contingent on specific assignment requirements and negotiated at the time of engagement.

This practice is based in San Antonio, Texas.  Depending on the assignment, we will travel within the United States.  To schedule an on-site inspection call us at (210) 479-2501 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Assignments are accepted for services other than valuation. Acquisition advice, collection management, advice for bidders at auction, advice on conservation and restoration are among the services available. We are prepared to advise on sales from collections or in the liquidation of estates by recommending the proper approach and market. Upon request, we are prepared to oversee the transaction. We are also available to accept special research assignments that solve specific problems or address specific situations.

Consultation assignments, construction of curricula, and the presentation of seminars are billed at a negotiated rate or bid through a letter of engagement.