play a crucial role in providing reliable, objective assessments of the value of high dollar items, which are essential for various purposes including insurance, estate planning, or buying and selling. Engaging an appraiser may provide peace of mind that these valuable and often irreplaceable possessions could be adequately protected. That is a key reason to reach out to Sands of Time Appraisals.

Conservation and Restoration


Should a much loved piece be broken or suffer losses, cracks or corrosion we can assist with the services of our museum trained conservator, Steven Pickman. Steven graduated from Brandeis University in 2001 with a BA in Anthropology (specializing in Archaeology) and was a recipient in 2008 of a Master of Arts degree from the UCLA/Getty Conservation program in Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials.  Steven has provided professional and technical services in addressing the treatment needs required for artifacts and objects of private clientele, galleries, and museum institutions within the greater Washington, DC region.  He has worked for a number of institutions, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the South Street Seaport Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Air and Space Museum. 

Treatments are available for objects made from ceramic, glass, stone, metal, wood, leather and ivory just to name a few. A full treatment report is provided showing a before and after photo, detailing all materials and methods used in either the restoration or conservation of the object.

Call us at 202 342 0518 for a repair quote and/or further details.



Sands of Time Appraisals

has the specialized knowledge and expertise in assessing the value of fine art, antiques, and jewelry, among other items. Sands of Time Appraisals consider factors such as an artist's reputation, rarity of the piece, quality of materials, provenance (history of ownership), and market trends. Our expertise ensures that your valuation is accurate.

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Clearly the best of 6 - 7 appraisals I've had done by other appraisers over the years

C. W.

Washington, DC


 I have always felt that you are a trustworthy and quality person.  My tax attorney was very impressed with your appraisal document.  


North Carolina


Your product is the most professional appraisal I have ever had the pleasure of reading.  THANK YOU.




Thanks not only for incorporating our feedback, but for going above and beyond to make the valuation process crystal clear and really do a great job with the narrative. I'm thrilled!


Washington, DC