M.S. Estate Appraisals

Certified Appraisals in NY, NJ and CT

Maurice Steiker – Certified Appraiser

Over 30 years experience as an Antiques and Fine Arts dealer in France as well as in the New York Metropolitan area.

Expertise in 19th and 20th century Continental European Furniture, Decorative Arts and Fine Arts. Participated in the creation of Corporate and Private Art and Antique collections worldwide. Worked closely with numerous Antique and Fine Arts dealers as well as Auction Houses as a buyer in the U.S.A., France and Argentina. Experience in Personal Property Antiques and Fine Arts Appraisals. Fluent in French and Spanish.

  • 1994 – Member of the Appraisers Association of America (A.A.A) – Expertise in 19th and 20th century Antique and Decorative Arts, as well as 19th and 20th Century Fine Arts.
  • 2001 – Certification from Appraisers Association of America (A.A.A.) – General Household Property.
  • 2009 – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (U.S.P.A.P.) – Tested and Passed.
  • 2021 – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (U.S.P.A.P.) – Updated and Passed.
  • Appraisers Association of America

Matthew Sturtevant – Appraiser

Experience as a buyer of Antiques and Fine Arts in Europe and South America. Advised and represented clients around the world buying Antiques and Fine Art for investment. Sales liaison for numerous auction houses. Organization and sales at Antique Shows. Logistics for purchasing, packing, and shipping primarily from Paris, France and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Auction House Experience
1982-1997 – Christie’s Fine Arts Auction – 502 Park Avenue. NY, NY.

Head of 19th century Furniture and Decorative Arts, overseeing North and South American sales, appraisals and catalogue production for bi-yearly sales.

Trained as a Generalist covering Appraisals of 16th to 20th century European Furniture, 19th and 20th century American Furniture and Decorative Arts, Sculpture and Fine Arts. Experience with Estate Tax and Insurance Appraisals, as well as Expert Witness work.

N.Y.U. School of Continuing Education

Teaching Experience:
N.Y.U. Appraisal Studies Program – Taught courses on 19th century Furniture and Wood Identification

George Washington University, N.Y.U., Appraisers Association of America (A.A.A.), Christie’s, Private Lectures.