Appraiser: Elizabeth N. Gladwell, MALS
Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. 1992 graduate in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program, an intensive study adapted to individual requirements. The focus of my degree was American decorative arts with an emphasis on regional characteristics. Thesis involved extensive research of the material culture of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and that of the neighboring community which culminated in a slide presentation for the Poplar Forest docents.
The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. A 1992 participant in the Winter Institute, a three-week study program on American decorative Arts at Winterthur, the largest collection of American decorative arts in the world.
Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1990 participant in the Williamsburg/American Furniture Short Term at Hollins. Two weeks spent in lecture on campus and on local field trips. Two weeks spent in Williamsburg studying the Colonial Williamsburg collection and receiving hands-on cabinet making experience in the cabinet maker’s shop. Worked as well with the textile, conservation, and food ways departments.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1987). Six hours of graduate credit earned for participation in the Graduate Summer Institute at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Involved a detailed study of the Southern Back Country culture and its material culture prior to 1820.
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia. Bachelor of Arts degree in history (1969). Thesis for senior seminar involved a comparison of English and American decorative arts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
International Society of Appraiser’s Certified Appraiser of Personal Property recertification course in Naperville, IL. October 3-6, 2010.
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course. April 23-24, 2008, Baltimore, MD
October 13-15, 2001. International Society of Appraisers’ Certified Appraiser of Personal Property recertification course in Troy, Michigan. CAPP recertification required every five years.
Indiana University tested November 5, 1988 on independent study course, ISA/5-- The Appraisal of Appreciable Residential Contents: Late 19th century to the present.
August 18-21, 1986. International Society of Appraiser’s Core Course 104 titled Advanced Appraisal Theory and Report Writing. Course taken and successfully completed.
Indiana University/Bloomington--Division of Professional Development. CAPP Core Courses 101, 102, and 103 successfully completed. (1986-1987)
1986 to Present
Private Practice: Personal property appraisal and liquidations. Specializing In the appraisal and liquidation of antiques and residential contents. Appraisals done for insurance replacement, for IRS purposes including estates and donations; and for market analysis for resale. Expert witness given in the circuit courts of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, and Roanoke counties, and the city of Lynchburg. Have also had extensive appraisal experience throughout the United States with a national firm.
1977 to 1986
Owned and operated antiques business.
International Society of Appraiser’s from 1987 to 2010
Certified Member from 1990 to 2010. The first person in Virginia and the thirty-ninth in the nation to earn the designation. The CAPP designation is awarded after successful completion of the stringent program of course work and examination developed by the International Society of Appraisers in conjunction with the Indiana University School of continuing Education. Tested in appreciable residential contents.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
June 18, 2011--Attended Virginia Stoneware Seminar on Virginia Pottery. Seminar was presented by Jeffrey S. Evans Auction Company in Mt. Crawford, VA. A day of excellent lectures by noted scholars in the field.
February 17-21, 2011—Attended the ISA Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.
April 25-28, 2008—Attended the International Society of Appraiser’s Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.
April 12–16, 2007. Attended the International Society of Appraisers' Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
March 7–9, 2007. Three-day seminar offered by the Appraiser's Association of America at Hillwood Museum in D. C. on French and Russian decorative and fine arts. Subjects included French and Russian Porcelains, French and Russian furniture, Russian icons and French and Swiss gold and enameled boxes.
August 2–5, 2004. Seminar at the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur museum on American Federal Furniture. Noted experts spoke on Federal furniture from New England, the Middle Atlantic, and the South. Sponsored by the Appraiser's Association of America. February 1–6, 2004. Antiques Forum at Colonial Williamsburg which dealt with the decorative arts of the early Republic.
April 9–13, 2003. Attended the International Society of Appraisers annual conference in Philadelphia, PA
February 1–7, 2003. Attended the Antiques Forum conducted by Colonial Williamsburg, VA
April 20–24, 2002. Attended the International Society of Appraisers annual conference in Seattle, WA
February 22–24, 2002. Attended the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts annual Furniture Seminar on Case Furniture and an additional lecture on furniture of Edinburgh, Scotland: 1780-1830.
January 28–February 8, 2002. Did market research in the Cotswolds as well as at the outdoor antiques fairs at Newark and Swinderby in England.
March 21–23, 1999. 31st Annual Tryon Palace Decorative Arts Symposium: The Fine Art of Collecting.
October 29–31, 1998. Southern Horology: 19th Annual Seminar of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc. Held at Colonial Williamsburg, this was the first seminar on the subject of horology in the South.
October 23–25, 1997. Winterthur Conference: Ceramics in America, 1640-1860. Twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the original Winterthur Conference titled "Ceramics in America".
February 21 & 22, 1997. Attended seminar conducted by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts on understanding and identifying woods used in period furniture.
September 19 & 20, 1996. Attended Winterthur connoisseurship seminar entitled Queensware: From Whieldon to Whiteware. Included lectures and hands on workshops with related items in the Winterthur collection. Lecturers were among the most noted scholars in this field.
June 18–20, 1996. Attended seminar at New York University entitled ThreeHundred Years of New York Furniture. Presenters included those who are on the "cutting edge" of scholarship in New York furniture.
Many appraisal/decorative arts conferences attended annually since establishing appraisal practice in 1986.