About Caroline Ashleigh, AAA, ISA-AM, USPAP, NAA


Caroline Ashleigh is the founder of Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC, a firm that provides appraisal and auction services throughout the United States, which received the 2013 Michigan Excellence Award in Business.  Ms. Ashleigh has been a Female Business Owner for 25 years; Certified Appraiser, Appraisers Association of America for 22 years; USPAP Certified Appraiser for 19 years; Appraiser for 15 years on Antiques Roadshow 


Appraisal Experience

Specific expertise in Personal Property valuation in the preparation of Mass Appraisals for foundations, galleries, museums and private collections for insurance and IRS purposes. Specialty areas include: fine and decorative art, sports memorabilia, folk art, coins and currency, wine, collectibles, furniture, militaria, textiles, documents, books and manuscripts, antiquities, luxury accessories, and Americana



USPAP Compliant Appraiser through 2019
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice-Tested and Passed: 1997, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018

New York University New York, New York - Graduate of Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts
University of Colorado at Boulder/Worcester College at Worcester
Bachelors of Art, Art History/Education/Summa Cum Laude


Professional Affiliations, Accreditations and Designations

Appraisers Association of America (AAA), Certified Member*
International Society of appraisers (ISA), Accredited Member*
National Auctioneers Association, (NAA), Former Member*


Ms. Ashleigh is a graduate of New York University in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts, and is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America since 1995 and an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers, as well as, a former Member of the National Auctioneers Association of America. She has served as Co-Chairman of the National Conference Committee and Midwest Regional Representative of the Appraisers Association of America. She is a current USPAP (Uniform Standards of Profession al Appraisal Practice) Compliant Appraiser since 1997, and has completed specialized training in Art Crime Investigation by the founder of the FBI Art Crime Team, and has completed Expert Witness Training by SEAK. She is a current Advisory Board Member of Find Art Experts.com


Ms. Ashleigh's career began in the museum world as a member of the Educational Department staff and Docent Board of Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan, and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She became involved in art appraising and founded Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers and Auctioneers, where she catalogued important collections, estates, archives, and served as an expert in court cases. She has worked closely with major museums and foundations, and served as a consultant to several major auction houses including Sotheby's, Doyle Auctioneers in New York, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, and as Consignment Director and Personal Auction Concierge at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. She is a nationally known appraiser and has regularly appeared on the PBS program Antiques Roadshow since 1996, and as an art expert on HG-TV. Ms. Ashleigh lectures extensively on connoisseurship and is a columnist and author on art and antiques. She is a contributing author to the Antiques Roadshow Collectibles Primer; the Antiques Roadshow Insider Magazine; Art and Antiques Magazine; All About Appraising: The Definitive Appraisal Handbook; Antiques Roadshow - Behind the Scenes; and Warman's Antiques & Collectibles Price Guides - 43rd and 44th Editions. She has been the subject of feature presentations in the New York Times, Art and Antiques Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and served as consultant to CBS News, "Inside Edition" on the subject of fakes and frauds. She is the author of Warman's Field Guide published in 2010, and worked with New York University and the Appraisers Association of America to develop online accredited courses for appraisers and tests for certification purposes


Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC received the 2014 Best of Birmingham Award in the Auctioneers and Appraisers category for a company that achieved exceptional marketing success through the implementation of programs that generate competitive advantages and demonstrable success by setting benchmarks in the small business community. Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC was also selected for the 2013 Michigan Excellence Award amongst its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce for upholding business ethics and company values





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1967 "Yellow Pages" Paper Dress appraisal by Caroline Ashleigh
18th-Century Man's Embroidered Vest appraisal by Caroline Ashleigh 
Hat Pin Collection appraisal by Caroline Ashleigh
Late 19th C. Italian Altar Piece by Caroline Ashleigh
1948 James Dean highschool yearbook by Caroline Ashleigh


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