We are MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., a fine art and personal property appraisal company in Chicago, dedicated to serving clients throughout the United States and abroad since our incorporation in 1994. Our art appraisers and researchers specialize in the multi-faceted field of appraising fine art, jewelry, antiques and decorative items. Our consultation services are second to none, and our appraisers and research staff can assist with a variety of art-related concerns. As a courtesy to our clientele, we can assist with art conservation and restoration services or help you to sell certain items in your collection.
At MIR Appraisal Services, we offer solutions through our professional and precise appraisal services carried out by our team of accredited art appraisers for the purposes of:
Insurance Coverage and Claims
Estate Planning and Probate
Expert Witness Testimony
Equitable Distribution (including divorce cases)
We tailor our services to our clients' needs, walking them through the appraisal process from start to finish. Additionally, we enjoy working for the not-for-profit sector and have done a considerable amount of work for non-profit organizations, including many academic and cultural institutions.
Our reports are written by qualified researchers according to the standards set forth by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and also in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Accredited Members of the International Society of Appraisers are approved by the IRS.
Our art appraisers and researchers are in the business of protecting and conserving our clients' most precious possessions and assets, and maintaining our own code of professional ethics. Accordingly, prior to choosing an appraiser, we would like to encourage you to seek background information on them, verify their standards, affiliations and credentials before entrusting them with your treasures. It is of the utmost importance to choose a professional that is endorsed by a multi-member association that promotes ethical standards and guidelines in addition to employing a system of checks and balances.
*We do not buy items we appraise*
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Our dedicated staff consists of highly qualified appraisers and researchers with a variety of educational backgrounds including art history, gemology, history, literature, etc. Each of our senior appraisers has more than 20 years of appraisal experience, extensive courtroom experience providing distinguished, expert-witness testimony and is an accredited member by either the International Society of Appraisers or the American Society of Appraisers. We pride ourselves on the quality and meticulousness of our research and appraisal reports, and our highly qualified research team is certainly behind this distinction.
Our Office in Downtown Chicago
MIR Appraisal Service's office is located in the historic Old Republic building on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, just steps away from the Magnificent Mile and the Chicago River to the north and Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago to the south, situating us in the heart of it all. We encourage potential clients to contact our office to speak with one of our knowledgeable associates in order to discuss their personal property appraisal needs with respect to paintings, prints, drawings, marble, bronze, silver, porcelain, rugs, jewelry, antiques and other objets d’ art. We also encourage potential clients to schedule a time to visit our office and personally meet our appraisers and research staff in order to experience our unique working environment firsthand. You can contact our office with any questions or for additional literature on our services.
MIR Appraisal Service, Inc.
307 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 308
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone (Suburban): 630.734.3300
Our Web Site
We encourage you to spend some time exploring our web site, which offers practical information on our appraisal services as well as in-depth commentary on fine art and antiques. The links on the left will lead you to detailed descriptions of our appraisal and consultation services. Additionally, you can find art for sale on consignment on our gallery site. Art-related feature articles can be viewed at MIR Appraisal Services, Inc.: Fine Art Commentary blog site. Furthermore, we encourage you to visit our research site, devoted to understanding various artistic genres and movements, highlighting various notable artists.
> View a Sample List of Researched Artists