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After more than a decade of working in museums and at historical sites, Stephanie Daugherty, founder of Specialty Asset Appraisals LLC, decided to apply her knowledge, expertise, and passion for art and artifacts to appraising personal property. Combining formal education and professional experience, we specialize in unlocking the value of antiques, fine art, and historical ephemera. 

Stephanie Daugherty's credentials can be verified here:
Art Museum
  • Master of Arts in Museum Professions, Seton Hall University, School of Arts and Sciences 

  • Bachelor of Arts in History; Minor in Art History, Gettysburg College


  • Certified Member, International Society of Appraisers (ISA CAPP)

  • Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers

  • Dual Accreditations in Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Art & Fine Art

  • Graduate Gemologist (GIA GG), Gemological Institute of America

  • USPAP Compliant Appraiser 


Relevant Experience
  • Specialty Asset Appraisals LLC, Owner & Founder

  • Bernards Appraisal Associates, LLC, Associate Appraiser

  • Morris County Park Commission, Historic Sites Dept., Registrar

  • The President Woodrow Wilson House, Curator

  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Saul Ewing Collections Fellow

  • Private Library Collection, Consultant & Collections Manager

  • Morristown National Historical Park, Washington's Headquarters, National Park Service, Museum Technician


Antiques, Fine Art & Methodology Training
  • Completion of Core Course in Appraisal Studies

  • Completion of Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course 

  • Completion of Appraisal of Fine Art Course

  • Certificate in Modern Art & Ideas, Museum of Modern Art

  • Appraising Autographs, ISA

  • Evaluating a Home Library, AAA

  • Chinese Export Porcelain, AAA

  • Appraising Wine, ISA

  • Appraising Oriental Rugs, ISA

  • American Furniture 101, ISA

  • Mid-Century Modern Furniture, ISA

  • Connoisseurship Short Course: Hands-on Identification and Valuation of Decorative Arts and Furnishings, Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, WV

Gemological Training 
  • Colored Stones Essentials, GIA

  • Colored Stones Certificate, GIA

  • Diamond Essentials, GIA

  • Diamonds & Diamonds Grading, GIA

  • Diamond Grading Lab Course, GIA, New York Campus

  • Gem Identification, GIA

  • Gem Identification Lab Course, GIA, New York Campus

  • Pearl Grading Lab Course, GIA, New York Campus


  • ISA 2020-2021 Distinguished Service Award, AF+DA

  • GIA scholarship recipient

  • Recipient of the Gloria Moroni Scholarship from the Foundation for Appraisal Education

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Phi Alpha Theta



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