REVIEWS & CLIENTELE for Art of Estates

Art of Estates Appraisal Firm is fortunate to work with a wide array of clientele. Our team has worked with individual collectors, philanthropists, corporate collections, curators and directors from museums and institutional investors on appraisals, acquisition consulting and locating services. We are adept in appraising individual pieces of property and entire estates as a team using modern technology and an expeditious team approach to save time and money for our clients.

Art Of Estates, Estates Appraisals, Sales & Auctions, Wichita, KS
Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ S. Miller
Multiple Fine Art Oil Paintings
Kansas City, Missouri

Thank you so much. I do really appreciate your input. You are a treasure – keep on helping people and putting stars in your crown. You are such a very personable young man and such a pleasure to share a business transaction with.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ L. Perino
Acquisition Consulting
Decorative Designer Lamp
St. George, Utah

This appraisal helped me purchase a Tiffany lamp at a reasonable price. Saved $15,000, big thanks!

Hill and Dreasher Team
~ Arvada Estate
Native American & Southwest Art
Arvada, Colorado

That was quite a day of appraising in the heat! You guys were troopers! Thanks for helping out with our estate valuation it was so insightful!

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colorado
Sarkovics Law, Carmel & Indianapolis, Indiana
Southwest National Bank, Wichita, Kansas
Bonham’s Auctions, San Francisco, California
Lloyds of London, United Kingdom
Emprise Bank Collection, Wichita, Kansas
Chubb Insurance Group, Alabama
Great Northern Insurance Company, Indianapolis, IN
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Gavin Spanierman Gallery, Manhattan, New York
Trenna S. Parker Law Office, Noblesville, Indiana

Fort Hays State University, Kansas
Doan-Bezner Attorneys at Law, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado, Kansas
Indiana Home Auctions, Danville, Indiana
Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Firestone Fine Art, Miami, Florida
Van Witt Fine Art Conservation, Kansas City, Kansas
Farmers Insurance, Indianapolis, Indiana
Lester Raymer Society Museum & Red Barn Studio, Lindsborg, Kansas

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ K. Schmidt
Works of Art
Lawrence, Kansas

I’ve contacted Mr. Dreasher several times about works of art that I’ve been interested in purchasing. I would do business with him again, thanks!

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ A. Swenson
Prints of Trains
Columbia, Missouri

Thank you for the information.  I figured they weren’t of value possibly, but I was struggling finding info on them so that if I gifted them, or sold them, I wanted at least a little history of them. They are very nice prints and you are right, a collector of trains would enjoy them! I truly appreciate your willingness to assist and your knowledge.

Candace A. Hill, MBA, ISA AM
~ Picard
Potential Sell – Market Entry
Boulder, Colorado

Candace helped us tremendously. She was courteous, thorough, and professional. We have the information we need to move forward with the sale of our item. We would use her services again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for an appraisal.

Baltzell Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Farmer’s Alliance Insurance Companies, Salina, Kansas
Thunderbird Foundation | Maynard Dixon Home, Mount Carmel, Utah
Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas
Nationwide Insurance, Kansas City, Missouri
Wichita Historical Society, Kansas
Wayne County Historical Museum, Richmond, Indiana
Mid-America Fine Arts Gallery, Wichita, Kansas
New Orleans Auction Galleries, Louisiana
Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, Kansas

Kansas City Auction Company, Missouri
Haysville Municipal Library, Haysville, Kansas
Susanin’s Auctioneers, Chicago, Illinois
Art & Frame, Wichita, Kansas
Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana
Legend Fine Arts Gallery, Kansas
Masterson Properties Property Management, Indianapolis, Indiana
Beauchamp Gallery, Topeka, Kansas
Midwest Energy Partners, Indianapolis, Indiana
Philanthropist Timothy Johnson, Fort Hays, Kansas

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Kansas Estate
Native American Pottery & Mid-Century Furniture
Wichita, Kansas

Art of Estates, was very: prompt, professional, courteous, flexible, helpful & efficient, always mindful of my time. I would not hesitate to utilize his services again in the future. I would highly recommend.

Candace A. Hill, MBA, ISA AM
~ J. Lamb
20th Century Fine Art
Beaver Creek, Colorado

I sought out Candace to appraise a piece of art. She was very professional and extremely thorough. I live a few hours away and she was able to do lots of work via the phone and email and then coordinated to have someone meet me closer to home for a comprehensive analysis of the art. I would strongly recommend hiring her for any art appraising needs!

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ M. Smith
Decorative & Commemorative Art
Avon, Indiana

Thanks for your kind help!
It appears that the potential value is significantly less than we thought and maybe less than your suggestion of $300. Thanks so much for your help. We may have more valuable items in the future and we’ll know who to ask. Appreciate your assistance

Melody’s Estate Sale, Logansport, Indiana
Pratt County Collection, Kansas
Frame Designs Custom Picture Framing, Carmel, Indiana
McCurdy Auction Real Estate Specialists, Wichita, Kansas
Allstate Insurance, Carmel, Indiana
Vernon Filley Art Museum, Pratt, Kansas
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Westside Delano Church, Wichita, Kansas
Moonshot Gallery, Noblesville, Indiana
Kansas City Public Television, Kansas City, Missouri

Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Foulston Siefkin Legal LLP, Wichita, Kansas
Sotheby’s Auction, New York City, New York
Premier Insurance Services, Miami, Florida
Father Time Auctions & Real Estate, St. Louis, Missouri
Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, Indiana
Adamson-Duvannes Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Meridian-Kessler Association – Indianapolis, Indiana
Art Link International, Palm Beach, Florida

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Indiana Estate
Antique Japanese Vase
Indianapolis, Indiana

Very pleased with Brady’s service! He is very prompt in responding, demonstrates professionalism. He was honest and upfront in discussing which pricing rate would work best for my situation. He is very thorough and knowledgeable. His expertise is greatly appreciated and I will recommend him to family and friends.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ S. McCarty
Downsizing & Potential Sale
Indianapolis, Indiana

For a very reasonable fee and within a few hours, I received the advice I wanted about potential value along with contact information for two potential firms through which to sell the piece. Brady was extremely responsive and friendly. All-in-all it was a successful, easy and pleasant experience.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Marlynn T.
Native American Artwork
Port St. Lucie, Florida

I was sent to Brady Dreasher by a friend to sell a painting I inherited because it didn’t fit my style. Brady was very familiar with the artist and did get a new home for my art. Good Service!

Selective Insurance, Carmel, Indiana
Service Master Restore & Recovery, Kansas City, Missouri
Indianapolis Art Museum, Indiana
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
Ontario Systems, Muncie, Indiana
Mesirow Insurance Services INC, Chicago, Illinois
Farm Bureau Insurance, McPherson, Kansas
The China Cellar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Indiana Association of Realtors, Indianapolis, Indiana
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

McDougall Fine Arts, Gloucester, Massachusetts
Pittsburg State University, Kansas
GreenTree Assisted Living, Fort Harrison, Indiana
Dirk Soulis Auctions, Lone Jack, Missouri
Harris & Company Framing Gallery, Wichita, Kansas
Bonham’s Auctions, Los Angeles, California
Community Bank of Raymore, Baxter Springs, Kansas
Seigfreid Bingham, Kansas City, Missouri
Frame Guild Restoration, Wichita, Kansas
Another One’s Treasure, Indianapolis, Indiana

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Meridian Kessler Estate
Fine Art Painting
Indianapolis, Indiana

The finished project was very professional. I couldn’t have been more pleased with this interaction from start to finish and could not recommend this company any more highly. The service was truly exceptional, thanks!

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ M. Dolson
Decorative Arts
Carmel, Indiana

I really do not know how to do this but wanted everyone to know what a lovely person Mr. Dreasher is. He helped me yesterday on an art question and went above and beyond in order to resolve my questions. In addition, he was very knowledgeable, nice, and a pleasure to deal with.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Private Estate
Fine Art Illustration
Wichita, Kansas

It turned out to be my asset and I decided to send it to my aunt.  She will love the report you created as well. I wanted to let you know that the attorney was also very impressed with your report. I am thrilled to keep this piece for sentimental reasons alone, but it is wonderful to have the additional layers of insight. I will definitely follow your advice about taking the appropriate measures to preserve its condition. It’s been a pleasure doing business with you!

MK Consignments, Wichita, Kansas
SELECT Art Fair Miami, New York City, New York
Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas
Everything but the House, Indianapolis, Indiana
Art Gallery XII, Wichita, Kansas
Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, Indiana
Chubb Insurance Group, Indiana
Armstrong Chamberlin, Haysville, Kansas
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, Missouri
Wesley Medical Center, Kansas

Chubb Insurance Company, Arkansas
Art & Frame, Wichita, Kansas
Petrov Frame Restoration, Indianapolis, Indiana
Heartland Coin Gallery, Andover, Kansas
Century 21 Real Estate Realty, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
Farmers Insurance, Indianapolis, Indiana
Clay County Arts Council, Kansas
Christian County Library Foundation, Ozark, Missouri
The Frame Shop, Wichita, Kansas
Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ School Foundation
Fine Art Appraisals
Milwaukee Wisconsin

We’ve been working with you for nearly a year, first appraisals of our collection and then we transitioned the project over to the selling part of the collection. During this process, you’ve educated our foundation with very helpful insights and provided us with exceptional transparency and honesty in an industry we had no idea how to navigate properly prior to our engagement. You’ve been an absolute class-act among the various folks we considered in your industry and we really enjoyed our time in working with you. We will recommend your services in the event we know somebody who needs professional appraisal services.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Annette G.
Fine Art, Antiques & Toys
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Our grandparents left our family with a house full of art and antiques and we were at a loss for how to proceed. We made a family decision to call some appraisers to provide clarity on the property. Mr. Dreasher was the only appraiser who answered the phone and was ready to talk about our situation. Upon arrival, he greeted and introduced himself with business cards and addressed how we should go about making the process fast and efficient for everyone, knowing that we were still in grieving mode. He identified items we had questions about and then more noteworthy artworks and antiques for which he was able to provide restoration concerns and estimates of value. In the end, we only needed a few items formally appraised with a report, but having a knowledgeable person who gave us confidence in the appraisal process was just what our family needed at the time. Big Thanks!

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ Private Collector
Regionalist Oil Painting / Price Consultation
Los Angeles, California & Chicago, Illinois

In the most recent discussions with the gallery in New York City, they indicated that the painting was not available for less than $20,000 notwithstanding the detailed and well substantiated appraisal you made.  While the gallery owner said that they agreed with some of your statements, she disagreed with others (albeit they provided no specific examples).  While we continue to maintain interest in the painting and have passively reserved a place in our home for it, we cannot in good conscience pay four times the appraised price – no matter how much we like it.  Insurers would have a problem with this and I feel strongly that based on your assessment using market examples and prices, that the painting cannot support the price that gallery is presently seeking.  It is over-priced and even though we have shown considerable interest in making negotiations, there is little motivation to sell it at less that 4x market price when compared to “similar” works.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ R. Gomez
Gomez Estate
Goddard, Kansas

Thank you so much! We enjoyed working with you too, and I really appreciated you calling when you saw something wrong on the water line that did not go right (darn those guys who took the fridge!), but that could have been far worse if you didn’t let us know.

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ A. Grace
Antique Piano
Towson, Maryland

Thank you so much for your time, Brady. And thank you for shooting us straight! Hope you continue to do well with your estate business!

Brady L. Dreasher ISA CAPP, GPPA
~ M. Burklow
Glass Mosaic Antique Window
Indianapolis, Indiana

I brought an older stained glass window to Brady with very little background information on the item, and he did a great job getting me the information I needed. His responses were always quick and professional, and his final assessment was very detailed. Would definitely recommend!