Charleston Estate Auctions

Charleston's Premier Fine Art & Antique Auction House

Appraisal Services

Appraisals are E. S. Griffith's signature service! We take the utmost pride in our research methods and overall appraisal accuracy.  Our in house independent appraisal services offer an objective valuation of every item according to research of current market conditions.
We offer appraisals on:
  • 18th to 20th Century Furniture
  • Porcelain & Pottery
  • Cut, Pattern and Art Glass
  • Antique Guns, Swords, Armor
  • Civil War Relics
  • Clocks, Music Boxes, & Phonographs
  • Asian Antiques
  • Silver of All Periods
  • Fine Jewelry
  • Toys & Dolls
  • Antique Banks
  • Oriental Rugs
  •  Oil Paintings, Watercolors, & Works          on Paper
  • Books & Manuscripts
  • Other Antiques & Collectibles

Common Appraisal Functions:

  • Insurance
  • Tax Liability
  • Estate Planning
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Charitable Donations
  • General Valuations

The client-appraiser relationship is one based on trust and confidentiality.  Throughout the years we have established and maintained these types of relationships with our clients, and welcome the opportunity to work with new clients.

A unique feature of our appraisal services, is our "family story" option.  Charleston, among many of the cities we service, has so much history to offer.  Many times when an item is appraised, it is inspected, researched, evaluated and valued; however the family history is lost.  We encourage clients to share their stories with us on older family pieces. Obviously not every piece has a significant history, but for the ones that do, we want those memories passed on to future generations.