Qualifications and Certifications

Accredited Appraiser, Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM

Professional Experience

Anubis Appraisal and Estate Services, Inc. 2003- Present President and Appraiser of general furnishings, fine art, personal property, antiquities, tribal art, decorative arts and collectibles. Accredited member International Society of Appraisers, Inc.

Sloan’s Appraisers and Auctioneers, Miami, Florida 2000-2002 Managing Director of full service auction house, with sales of furniture, painting and decorations.

“Chubb’s Antique Roadshow” 1996-2004 Independent, on-air appraiser for the nationally syndicated educational WGBH-TV Series

William Doyle Galleries, New York, New York. 1994-1999 Cataloguer, Appraiser and Auctioneer. General auction furniture, decorations, paintings and collectibles.

Louise Grunwald & Adler Foundation, New York, New York 1992-1996 Estate Manager and Personal Art Curator for Principal.

Bessemer Trust, N.A., New York, New York 1985-1987 Special Client Service Representative.

Christie’s New York, New York 1981-1985 Director of Off-Premises Estate Sales, Cataloguer, Appraiser and Department Head. Responsible for house sales and estate sales of furniture, decorations, paintings, prints, and collectibles.

Phillips Auctioneers, New York, New York 1977-1981 Vice President, Gallery Director, Cataloguer, Appraiser and Auctioneer. Responsible for full service auction house with sales of furniture, paintings, prints, decorations, books, collectibles, tribal art, and antiquities.

Sotheby’s, New York, New York 1972-1977 Sotheby’s Trainee-Decorative Arts, Cataloguer-Decorative Arts, Tribal & Antiquities Cataloguer, Appraiser, Department Head, Director Customer Service.

Professional Affiliations

Appraisers Association of America, Inc., Member, 1983-Present,

International Society of Appraisers, ISA AM, Accredited Member, 2004-Present

Palm Beach Appraisers Association, 2009-Present

Lecturer

Tara Ana Finley, ISA, AM is a frequent speaker on arts-related issues and subjects at antique shows, historical organizations, museums and is an auctioneer for charitable events. She has been mentioned in articles in the New York Times, the Westport News, Vogue Magazine, Antiques and The Arts Weekly, Tribune Doral, the Art Gallery; Art Circuits Miami, Fl, Naples Daily News, and the Miami Herald.

Education

  • Bachelor of Art, Art History, with minor in Italian, Finch College, New York, NY
  • Graduate Studies in Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • International Society of Appraisers.- USPAP- 2014-2015 (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice)- April 29, 2014 7 hour course St. Louis, MO. effective through May 29, 2016.
  • International Society of Appraisers- Fine Arts Course and Core Course of Appraisal Studies
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London & New York, Contemporary Art Experience, a connoisseurship program on contemporary art.

Tara Ana Finley , ISA, AM is the founder and president of Anubis Appraisal and Estate Services, a Miami, Florida based firm that provides appraisals and estate sale services for art, antiques, decorative items and personal property.   The company offers appraisal and auction consultation services for probate and estate attorneys, law firms, banks, insurance companies, real estate representatives, museums, universities, and corporate and private collectors.

She was an independent, on-air appraiser for the nationally -syndicated educational WGBH-TV series: “Chubb’s Antique Roadshow” since 1996-2003.

For over twenty – five years, Tara Ana Finley worked in New York City at major auction houses including Sotheby’s, Phillips Auctioneers and Christie’s as Director, Vice President and Auctioneer. At Phillips, she was the first woman to run a major New York City auction house. Ms. Finley directed the auction and sales of the specialist departments including furniture, paintings, prints, drawings, decorations, books, posters, tribal and antiquities.   While at Christie’s and Phillips, she was also Director of the Tribal Art and Antiquities Department, and formed the Collectibles Department at Phillips where she initiated the popular sales of Lead Soldiers and Military Miniatures.

Ms. Finley has earned an appraisal designation from the Appraisers Association of America Inc, is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers and has otherwise met education and experience requirements prescribed under treasury regulations.

In 2007 Tara Ana Finley was asked by the board of the Appraisers Association of America, Inc. to be the Southern Florida regional representative for Appraisers Association of America, Inc.

Ms. Finley worked at Bessemer Trust, N.A. in the Bessemer Services Division as special client service representative. From 1992-1996 she was the manager and personal art curator for a principal of the Adler Foundation, New York, New York.

Tara Ana Finley is a frequent speaker on arts-related issues and subjects at antique shows, historical organizations, museums and is an auctioneer for charitable events.  She has been the subject of feature articles in the New York Times, The Westport News, Vogue Magazine, Art and Antiques Magazine, Tribune Doral, The Art Gallery, Art Circuits Miami, Fl, Naples Daily News, The Miami Herald and is subject of biographical record in the Outstanding Young Women of America, 1980, Who’s Who of American Women, 1987-1988 for achievement in her career and expertise. Contact: Tara Ana Finley, ISA AM, 1406 Milan Coral Gables, FL 33134 305 446-1820 V, 305-648-1939 F, tarafinley@anubisapppraisal.com.


Courses and Certifications Received

2015

February 9-11, 2015: The Generalist Appraiser: Strengthen Your Knowledge

March 24-25, 2015: ISA Requalification Course (Philadelphia, PA) Presented by Leon Castner, ISA CAPP

May 7-8, 2015: AAA Theory and Methodology, Appraisers Association of America

 2014

April 24, 2014: 7 Hour Personal Property USPAP (2014-2015), Instructor: William Novotny

 2013

July 21-22, 2013: American & European Glass, Instructor: Jane Shadel Spillman

July 23-24, 2013: Authenticating English & Continental Furniture, 1700-1835, Instructors: Elizabeth Lindquist & David Lindquist

July 23-24, 2013: American Victorian and Colonial Revival Furniture, Instructor: David Lindquist

July 26, 2013: Assessing Antiques Furniture with the Experts, Instructors: Elizabeth Lindquist & David Lindquist

 2012

July 22-23, 2012: Silver: An Advanced Seminar, Instructors: Peter Tinkler & Roderick Tinkler

July 24-25, 2012: American Federal Furniture, Instructors: Elizabeth Lindquist & David Lindquist

July 26-27, 2012: Identifying Oriental Rugs, Instructor: Dr. Douglas Lay

 2011

July 17, 2011: Essential Silver Research, Instructors: Dr. Ron Swaab & David Lindquist

July 18, 2011: Intensive Study: Furniture Authentication, Instructors: Elizabeth Lindquist & David Lindquist

July 19-20, 2011: Prints & Paintings – Essential Knowledge, Instructor: Brenda Simonson-Mohle, ISA/CAPP

July 21-22, 2011: Hot and Cold in the Asian Market – On and Off the Wall! Instructor: Dr. Daphne Lange Rosenzweig

July 24-25, 2011: American Federal Furniture, Instructors: David Lindquist and Elizabeth Lindquist

 2010

July 25-26, 2010: Wood Identification Made Simple II, Instructors: David Lindquist & Elizabeth Lindquist J

uly 27-28, 2010: Important Silver Forms and Unusual Marks, including European Colonial Chinese Export and Provincial English, Instructors: Roderick Tinkler & Peter Tinkler

 2009

July 19-20, 2009: English Furniture, 1680-1835, and its impact on American Design, Instructor: David P. Lindquist

July 21-22, 2009: English Ceramics, circa 1680-1860, Instructor: Patricia Halfpenny

July 23-24, 2009: The Analysis and Authentication of Antiques Furniture, Instructors: David Lindquist & Elizabeth Lindquist

September 12, 2009: Asian Art Seminar: Symbolism in East Asian Art, Chinese Jade, and Asian Screens, Instructor: Daphne Rosenzweig, PhD, ISA CAPP

 2007

May 17-18, 2007: All About Appraising: Silver

July 15, 2007: Antique Pottery & Porcelain Identification, Instructor: Shirley Sue Swaab

July 16, 2007: Fakes and Frauds of the 19th & 20th Centuries, Instructor: David P. Lindquist

July 17-18, 2007: Silver & Modernism Movement, Instructors: Roderick Tinkler & Peter Tinkler

July 19-20, 2007: Wood Identification Made Simple I, Instructors: David Lindquist & Elizabeth Lindquist

 2006

July 16, 2006: Ivory and Its Look A Likes, Instructor: Shirley Sue Swaab

July 17-18, 2006: Asian Decorative Arts, Identifying and Valuing Later Asian Art: The Orientalia of Oriental Art, Instructor: Dr. Daphne Rosenzweig

July 19-20, 2006: 19th and 20th Century Furniture – a Comprehensive Study, Instructor: Deavid Lindquist and Elizabeth Lindquist

July 21, 2006: Barometers & Clocks – Inside & Out, Instructors: John Forster & Dr. Arthur Finn

 2002

July 20-25, 2002: Jewelry 2002: A Celebration of Jewelry, The 23rd Annual Antique & Period Jewelry and Gemstone Conference, Long Island, NY

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