What's Your Item Worth?  Know Its Value!

• Are you downsizing or moving?

• Did you inherit art, antiques, furniture, or other items of value?

• Do you want to know what to sell your item for?

• Do you need to inventory items for an estate?

• Do you want to insure items for their replacement value?


Don’t cheat yourself by settling for less because it’s easy or a friend or family member THINKS that painting is ugly or that old desk is worthless. The only way to know what your items are REALLY worth is to hire a professional appraiser.

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    Formal Appraisals for Estate Fiduciaries



     Appraisals for Separation or Divorce



    Formal Appraisals for Charitable Donations



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    Keep or Sell

    {Not for Insurance or Estates)



    Replacement Cost Appraisals for Insurance Purposes


    Online Identification & Fair Market Value Appraisals

    (Not  for Insurance or Estates)


    Kurt Shaw & Co., Inc. works with institutional clients (e.g., museums, banks, law firms, healthcare organizations, and non-profits), estates, and individual private clients providing comprehensive personal property appraisals.  Since 2002, our appraisal services have earned us a solid reputation for our honesty, professionalism, integrity, and knowledge.



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    Mr. Shaw, appraising a map on KDKA's "Pittsburgh's Hidden Treasures."

    Kurt Shaw, IFAA, AAM

    Certified Member of International Fine Art Appraisers (IFAA) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

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    A nationally recognized appraiser of art, antiques, furniture, and other valuable items, Mr. Shaw has worked as a professional appraiser since 2002.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts (B.F.A. with honors, 1989), Mr. Shaw also served as the art critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for 16 years.  And for over 10 years he owned and operated Shaw Galleries, an art and antiques gallery on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. 

    Mr. Shaw's clients include individuals, families, estates, and institutions.  Examples of institutional clients are the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Bethlen Communities, BNY Mellon, Dollar Bank, The Frick Pittsburgh, Grove City College, Merrick Art Gallery, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, PNC Bank, and the National Football League Alumni Association.

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    Mr. Shaw, appraising an

    indenture signed by Patrick Henry.

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         "Mr. Shaw provided an invaluable and insightful appraisal of a stained glass heraldic window that aided in researching its provenance. Unusual in composition, Mr. Shaw correctly identified the outer portion of the window as early 20th-century manufacture. Moreover, he correctly identified the inset herald as late-Medieval period. Mr. Shaw's authentication sparked further curiosity and research which resulted in the discovery of no less than six publications that provided evidential proof of the window's Medieval provenance. Four sources detailed visual depictions of the window's original situ within an English Tudor mansion, nonextant. One 1911 publication describes the window as "sufficiently complete to display a typical example of an early Tudor glass painting." Kudos to Mr. Shaw for his fine eye, professionalism, and unparalleled expertise."

         - Ethan L., Pittsburgh, PA, January 2020

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    Kurt Shaw & Co., Inc.

    Certified Member of IFAA

    Member, American Alliance of Museums

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