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About the Company

Sarah McCullom, owner of Hidden Treasure Appraisals, LLC, is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers. She holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies and Connoisseurship in Fine and Decorative Arts from George Washington University. Her training and experience centers on 18th, 19th and early 20th Century American and English furniture, ceramics, glass, silver and fine arts. Her personal interest is in furniture, silver and glass. She specializes in appraisals for insurance, estates, and donations. Sarah McCullom launched Hidden Treasure Appraisals, LLC in June 2004.

Extensive education in the appraisal field is crucial to client confidence and industry esteem. Sarah McCullom has completed the following classes and programs:

Connoisseurship classes:
      Survey of American Decorative Arts
      American Historic Interiors
      Silver Identification: Markings
      American Glass: Everyday to Elegant, 1800 to World War I
      20th Century American Furniture
      Regionalism in American Furniture: 1750-1830
      Design & the Decorative Arts in Britain 1500-1900

American Society of Appraisers:
      Introduction to Personal Property
      Methodology: Research and Analysis
      Report Writing
      The Legal and Commercial Environment
      Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics
      Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
      Advanced Report Writing

The Smithsonian Institution:
       American Furniture: 1650-1840
      Identifying Silver
      Painted Furniture Symposium
      Oriental Rugs: Art Underfoot
      Chinese Export Porcelain

Hillwood Museum
      French & Russian Decorative Arts

      Ceramics Conference, April 2010

Additional Education
      Furniture of SW Virginia and SE Tennessee
      Virginia Quilts
      Architecture & Decorative Arts, 1760-1815

Sarah McCullom's affiliations include:

Alexandria Forum Symposium, 2001-present
Alexandria Association, member, 2001-present
Hillwood Historic House, member 2002-present
Tudor Historic House, member, 2002-present


Masters in Business Administration, National University, San Diego, CA
Bachelor of Science, University of Alabama