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.

General Information


ORDERING:  All items offered are subject to prior sale. You may order through our secure website or by telephone, letter or e-mail. Items may be reserved for up to three (3) business days or longer upon request.  For all DC residents, 6% sales tax will be charged.

PAYMENT  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, checks, bank transfer or international money orders in US dollars. Items are dispatched within 24 hours during normal gallery hours upon notification of cleared funds.

SIZE  Unless otherwise specified, the size given is the overall height and/or length to the nearest 5mm (1/4 inch) exclusive of the mount, where applicable.

TRADE-UP  We offer a “full-value” trade up policy for any item purchased from our website or catalogue. Apply the original price of an item purchased from us toward any higher priced item provided the traded item is in “as purchased” condition.

COPYRIGHT   No part of this site may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission by Sands of Time Ancient Art.


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.

Don't take our word for it


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