Sacramento Fine Art & Antiques Appraiser Estate Liquidator

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Personal Profile

linda_hawthorneAcademic Background:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Colorado
    • Major: Interior Design with emphasis on Antique Furniture & Fine Arts.
    • Minor: Art History / Anthropology.
    • Primary Areas of Study: Cabinet Makers; Styles of Furniture and Methods of Construction; Wood and Finishes; Paintings and Frescos; Bronze & Marble Sculpture; Native American Art; Orientalia; and 20th Century Architecture.
  • Graduate International Society of Appraisers, Core Courses 2004 – CEU’s University of Maryland
    • Courses: Ethics, Business Practices, and Communications;
    • Identification & Authentication; Research, Terminology, and Report Writing;
    • Legal Aspects of Appraising, Case Studies, and Expert Witness; IRS Report Writing.
  • New York University Seminar, Oakland Museum, 2004 Certificate
    • “Forging Modernities” California Metals in Context.
    • History, Artisan’s & Techniques from late 1800s to 2004 (Silver, Copper & Bronze)
  • ISA Course 2006 Certificate
    • Insurance Moving and Damage Claims
  • ISA Course 2007 Certificate
    • Japanese Woodblock Prints
  • ISA Course Examination 2008
    • Antiques & Residential Contents
  • USPAP Certification 2013-2015
    • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • ISA Requalification Course 2013 – 2018
    • Legal Aspects of Appraising
  • ISA Fine Arts Course Examination 2013

Professional Background:

  • Antique Store Owner & Dealer for 17 years, 1987 – 2004, in Sacramento, CA, specializing in Fine Antique European & American Furniture;
  • Imported Antique French & Antique Pine Furniture; Decorative Arts; Fine Art Painting & Sculpture. My unique background as an Antiques & Fine Arts dealer has only furthered my expertise as an appraiser & estate liquidator.
  • International Society of Appraisers, Accredited Member since 2004.
  • Estate Liquidator since 2004
  • Appraisal Consultant to Individuals, Art Galleries & Antique Stores;
  • Guest Speaker and Appraiser for Various Organizations.