Fine Art of Enduring Value

Mr. Corcoran

Certified Appraiser James Corcoran, AAA, ASA, ISA, will deliver an illustrated lecture, on the advisability of looking before you leap in the world of art purchases. 'How not to pay more than you should' for that irresistible art object at auction on your Caribbean cruise or elsewhere. Visitors welcome.


How to select a Qualified Apprassier

Is the appraiser a Certified Member of a recognized professional association?

Is the appraiser a true authority on the apprasial property in question?

Is the appraiser current on the USPAP testing & compliance?

Does the Apprasier carry Errors and Omissions Insurance from a reputable insurer?

These are essentials to assure quality and to avoid legal liability for you and your clients.


For over 30 years Corcoran Appraisal Group International has provided certified, appraisals of the important works of art, fine and decorative, and antiques.

James Corcoran is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) with expert knowledge of painting, sculpture, drawing and prints. He also appraises decorative arts and antique furniture.

He maintains a first-hand familiarity with current market values through frequent trips to major galleries and auction houses in New York, London, Europe, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as by a careful reading of auction catalogues and art journals from around the world. His extensive library of reference materials is continually updated.

As a member of the American Bar Association with a B.A. cum laude from Harvard University and an LL.B. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, Mr. Corcoran brings to bear a full understanding of property, tax, insurance and probate law as he works with attorneys, executors, administrators, and insurance companies, as well as individual and corporate collectors nationwide. Mr. Corcoran is a member of the New York, California, Massachusetts and Ohio Bars.