Alexandra Marshall Huckabay

Personal Property Appraisal


Offering Appraisals of Art, Antiques, and Collectables for Insurance, Donation, or Estate Purposes.




Chicago, Illinois


(312) 560-4243


Reasons for Appraisal

Insurance Coverage 

It is very important to protect your collectibles and works of art by insuring them for their current replacement value. A professional written appraisal report can be used to prove the value of your items in the potential event of fire, flood, theft, or loss. Get peace of mind by having a formal record of your collection's value to provide to your insurance company.

Estate Evaluation

In the case of the death of a loved one, I can catalogue and determine the value of the items comprising the estate. I will come to the address to do an in-person inspection, conduct research and write a comprehensive appraisal report. This is important so to determine the value of the deceased estate, allocate property, and determine what to do with the items. Don't risk your valuable items being donated, disposed of, or sold for a fraction of their worth at an estate sale.

Insurance Claim

If an event occurs in which your property is damaged, lost, or destroyed, and you do not have a current appraisal of your items, we can prepare a report based on evidence provided, such as photographs. I can determine the value of the item at the time of the event, the loss of value, cost of restoration, and value upon restoration, if diminished from the original worth. This vital information ensures that you are reimbursed the proper amount when making an insurance claim.

Division of Assets

In the case of a divorce or the allocation of inherited family items, I can determine the value of the items in question so that they can be fairly divided. An impartial appraisal is the best way to determine value in case of a dispute.


If you are looking to make a donation of a work of art to a non-profit institution and would like to claim the amount with the IRS, we can provide a report attesting to the fair market value of the item or collection donated.


Perhaps you are simply looking to find out the value of your family heirloom or estate sale find. I offer verbal evaluations either based on in-person inspections or photographic evidence. Simply fill out the form or schedule an appointment for an inspection. Once the item has been inspected and researched, I will give you a call to discuss its value and can answer any questions you may have about it.


The masterpiece should appear as the flower to the painter—perfect in its bud as in its bloom - with no reason to explain its presence - no mission to fulfill - a joy to the artist, a delusion to the philanthropist - a puzzle to the botanist - an accident of sentiment and alliteration to the literary man.
— James McNeill Whistler


Get in Touch

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