H. Peter Curran LLC   Appraisals

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My goal is to find value in unexpected places and protect my clients interests.

Recent Projects

31 Star American Flag


Homespun linen Circa 1850s

Appraised for insurance coverage

Pair of Folk Art Portraits


James Brown (American, early 19th century) : Oil on canvas

The portraits descended in a family. The subjects were early settlers of a New England town.

They were originally appraised as part of an estate with a large number of antiques and were later reappraised for donation purposes and the IRS Form 8283 was completed.

Donated to a museum

Carved and Painted Pine Eagle


Attributed to Wilhem Schimmel (1817-1890)

Originally appraised for donation to a museum but eventually sold at auction.

Sandwich and Soda Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)


Limited edition screenprint on acetate

Insurance claim appraisal for damage in shipping.

Stenciled Walls and Ceiling

Walls & Ceiling

Summer 2013

Newark, Ohio

Located in a bank building designed by American architect Louis H. Sullivan in 1914.

Being donated to a non-profit foundation.

Inspect, photograph, prepare appraisal and complete IRS Form 8283.

Collection Rare Ceramics



Very large group of 18th century English pottery was appraised for estate planning purposes.

Inspect, photograph, inventory, research and prepare report on several hundred important pieces.

Final document ready for publication.

Historical Society


Fairfield County, Connecticut

Entire contents of a landmark historic building was appraised for insurance coverage. Included furniture, paintings, silver and early lighting. Detailed inventory also served as guide to limited staff.

Originally done in 2001 and updated in 2012.



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