Free Consultation

Frank Boos Gallery Appraisers of Personal Property

(248) 952-8593

The Gallery Now

Since the death of her husband in 2006, Nancy has continued the Boos' tradition of providing fair and objective valuation appraisals of personal property for insurance, estate tax, dispersal, divorce, and resale purposes. Nancy Boos holds herself out as qualified to appraise personal property by virtue of her having owned and operated the Frank H. Boos Gallery for 27 of its 50 years in existence. During her tenure at the gallery, and after its closing in 2007, Nancy has continued to serve as an appraiser of personal property for private clients, museums, and corporations. She has never been disqualified from practicing before the IRS.

Nancy has participated in the Appraisers Association of America programs in New York on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and has taken and passed the examination in connection therewith. She has also attended conferences in New York on Art Law. Nancy would be happy to provide you with a course of action with regard to your personal property at no charge or with reasonable fee if applicable. In addition, Nancy is able to direct clients to the appropriate venue for disposal of their personal property. She is also able to guide clients through the consignment process in international auction houses where language and consignment practices differ from those in the United States.


Because of her background, education, and experience as Principle of the Frank H. Boos Gallery, Inc. for thirty years, Nancy holds herself out as qualified to appraise personal property, including fine art, antiques and decorative art.

Nancy's appraisals are written in complete compliance with the 2012-2013 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, written by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Appraisal Foundation is a congressionally sanctioned, not-for-profit organization, established in 1987 and dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation for appraisers and users of appraisal services to ensure public trust in the work performed by appraisers.  Nancy is currently enrolled in the USPAP updated rules and regulations of USPAP taking place in April, 2018.

The objective of Nancy's reports is to provide an unbiased value guideline and a basis for insurance portfolio evaluation, charitable contributions, estate evaluatiobs, family dispositions and divorces.


• Attended the University of Michigan Studying Liberal Arts
• Attended Detroit Commercial College Headed by Dr. Lola McLean
• Received Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts, New York University, SCPS (2008 - Repeated in 2012 and as Required by AAA)
• Passed the Uniform Standard Principles of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Exam (2008)
• Attended Seminars on Art Law, New York University (2009)
• Participated and Passed Test in AAA Theory and Methodology (2013)
• Participated and Passed Exam in Report Writing Seminar (2013)
• Participated in and Passed Test in Uniform Standard Principles of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) (2013 — Effective until August 2015).
• Will Take USPAP Update Course Every 2 Years.

Professional Affiliations

• Served for 17 Years as Trustee of the Michigan Foundation for the Arts
• Chaired Awards Ceremonies and Dinners at DIA for the Foundation
• Past Corporate Sponsor of DIA
• Past Member of the Visiting Committee and Founders Society at DIA
• Affiliated with the Marshall Fredericks Museum, Saginaw Valley University
• Worked Triage, Identifying Works and Directing Participants to the Appropriate Curator for Evaluation on the Antiques Roadshow


As an appraiser Nancy continues to appraise an assortment of items of personal property due to her own knowledge and the ability to research. Nancy has had an advantage due to her connection and networking with appraisers of all specialties, because of her association with other appraisal houses, dealers and participating appraisers on the Antiques Road Show.

Nancy's appraisal reports can be used and relied upon by the clients, a designated insurance company/agent/broker/underwriter, designated attorneys, designated accountants, the IRS, charitable organizations and the clients' account managers. Any other users are considered unintended users.

Any research is conducted in the offices of the Frank H. Boos Gallery, Inc. The offices are equipped with an extensive library of research books and auction catalogs. Additional research is conducted on the Internet using standard search engines as well as pricing databases to which the Boos Gallery subscribes. Sometimes, outside library/museum research is conducted for a specific appraisal. Occasionally, recognized authorities in specialty fields are consulted with the approval of the client.