Schoonover Studios has been involved in the appraising of artwork for over forty five years. Although we specialize in the field of American Illustration, our knowledge covers American artwork from the early 19th century through the mid twentieth century, as well as some European artwork. Written, legal appraisals for the purpose of general estate management or insurance valuation are provided on a cost basis of $125.00 per hour. Thanks to the Internet, considerable information that was previously unavailable is now very accessible, expediting research on artists. We are also glad to refer clients to professional appraisers for IRS appraisal valuations.On some occasions, clients are interested in only the possible value of a painting, or a general, verbal auction estimate. This information is provided at no cost after an examination of the piece.