Appraisers. And why it is important to choose wisely.

When a heirloom item, piece of fine art, or estate needs to be estimated for its worth, hiring an accredited, proven and acclaimed expert is where you go. Research, resources, technical education, experience and exposure to global antiquities and art markets is necessary for accurate estimating. All the major auction houses, many of New York’s affluent families, and Fortune 500 businesses rely on Lee Drexler and her firm, Esquire Appraisals Inc., as this contact.

Fox-news-logoOn Fox News | Speaking on how you may have value in your items | Some information if you think you may need an appraiser

Other TV Appearances

Selling your Silver & Gold | fox 5 NEWS with Lee Drexler | January

Are your Lithographs Real | Fox 5 NEWS SPECIAL with Lee Drexler | August

Oriental Rugs Authenticity | Fox 5 NEWS SPECIAL with Lee Drexler | November


Author and Expert Speaker

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Lee has done appraisals for all the major insurance companies

She has built a client list which includes Pavarotti and Cyrus Vance. She is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (A.S.A.), former President of the Hudson Valley-New York Chapter of the A.S.A, and member of the Appraiser Association of America (A.A.A.). She has a G.I.A. certificate in diamond and pearls. Graduated from Tufts University and studying one year in Paris, at the Louvre, Lee has done independent study work in 82 countries.

Client List

Former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
John Barry
Candice Bergen
Maya Angelou
Ruby Dee
Oleg Cassini
Alice Kaplan
Herbert Kasper
Judge Irving Kaufman
Victor Kiam
US Justice Department

The United States Trust Co.
Texaco, Inc.

Morgan Stanley, Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Salomon Bros.
Morgan Guaranty

Chase Manhattan Bank
Manufacturer’s Hanover Bank
Marsh and McClennan

Aetna Life Insurance
Liberty Mutual

Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Attorneys at Law
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Raoul Lionel Felder P.C.
Thatcher, Proffitt & Wood
State Street Bank & Trust Co.





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Items We Appraise

Contact Lee to set up your appointment at 212-889-2580, 914-234-0656 or

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