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Where is the best place to get a piece of artwork appraised in the greater Wilmington area?

Brandy Bryant

The North Carolina Museum of Art has published a list of the following fine art appraisers in North Carolina.

If you are looking to have art appraised, the museum suggests you contact one or more of these appraisers. The museum recommends discussing how the appraisal is to be done and what it will cost before they committing to getting the appraisal.

Here are some fine art appraisers in Wilmington:

Pat Rittenmeyer, ASA, AAA, ISA CAPP, Senior Partner, Rittenmeyer and Associates LLC, 257 Marsh Hen Drive, Wilmington [Map this], NC 28409, Phone: (910) 392-7884, Fax: (910) 794-2532. Website: http://www.wilmingtonappraiser.com/ Email: PatRittenmeyer@Mindspring.com. Areas of specialty: Fine art, antiques decorative arts, Southern art, silver, maps.

Maura Kropke, ISA AM, Accredited Appraiser, Charles Jones African Art, 311 Judges Road Unit 6E, Wilmington [Map this] NC 28405, Phone: (910) 794-3060. Website: www.cjafricanart.com Email: cjart@bizec.rr.com Areas of specialty: African Art.

Elsewhere in North Carolina:

Dennis M. Boucher, ISA, 2300 Joyner Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278, Cellular: (919) 923-1703. Email: benbinc@embarqmail.com. Areas of specialty: Fine art, antiques, books.

J. Robert Boykin, III, ASA, Accredited Senior Appraiser, Boykin Appraisals Inc., PO Box 7440, Wilson, NC 27895-7440, Phone: (252) 237-1700, Fax: (252) 237-2314. Email: boykinappraisals@coastalnet.com  Areas of specialty: antiques and fine art

Janella N. Smyth, FASA, Accredited Appraisal Associates Inc., PO Box 12465, Raleigh, NC 27605-2465, Phone: (919) 468-5557, Fax: (919) 468-2608. Website: http://www.accredited-appraisal.com/production_files/Our_firm.htm  Email: jsmyth@accredited-appraisal.com or janella.smyth@gmail.com  Areas of specialty: antiques, decorative arts, fine art, silver, textiles, ceramics, glass.

Pat Thomas, ASA, Accredited Senior Appraiser, 501 North St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Phone: (919) 942-6720, Fax: (919) 942-1129. Email: patrthomas@mindspring.com  Areas of specialty: Antique furniture, Silver (American & European), Fine Art, Collectibles and 20th-century furnishings.

Christina V. Whitson, ASA, Laurance D. Triplette, ASA, Art Appraisal Services, LLC, Charlotte, NC, (704) 442-5355. Email: cvwhitson@yahoo.com  Areas of specialty: Prints, works on paper, paintings, studio art glass; may be of some use for non-Western art.

The N.C. Museum of Art says: The appraisers on this list have made themselves known to the museum as willing to appraise works of art, but the museum staff is not able to verify their expertise. This list is not an endorsement of these particular appraisers, or a guarantee of the accuracy of their work.


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