Specializing in Antiques, Decorative Arts and Residential Contents.


Our Fees

Examination, Valuation Research, Consultation & Report Writing: $250/hour
Transportation Expense for assignments outside local area: By Agreement
Consultation with Other Experts: Cost
Secretarial/Document Preparation: $10/page
Assignment Costs: (photography, xerography, delivery): Cost
Minimum Retainer for Expert Witness Designation: $1000/full day
Expert Witness at Deposition or Trial: $1700/half day; $3500/full day
  • Examination Fees are due and payable upon completion of examination.
  • Remaining Fees for Valuation Research, Report Writing and Costs are due and payable upon completion of the report.
  • A late fee of $25 per month with apply to all unpaid balances after 30 days.
  • There is a 4 hour minimum cost for a written document ($1000). Rush assignments will incur a 25% premium added to the final fee.
  • Legal context appraisal assignments require clear, up-front understanding. In order to confirm Ms. Gillett or Mr. Caudana as an expert witness, payment of the Minimum Retainer for Designation and receipt of a signed Letter of Agreement is required. Ms. Gillett or Mr. Caudana are not hired, nor may their names be submitted as experts, in the absence of a signed Letter of Agreement.
  • Litigation Support and Expert Witness assignments frequently involve a lengthy time frame, so interim billing is customary. Invoices are due and payable upon receipt. Fees for Expert Witness work are due and payable prior to any courtroom or deposition appearance.

What Our Clients Say

“A few years ago, I experienced a catastrophic mudslide that devastated my home and ruined all the contents. I made a claim to my insurance company. Fortunately, I had an appraisal of my personal property which included a collection of mid century modern furniture, glass and ceramics, prepared by Gillett and Caudana. I was compensated for the full amount of the appraisal. Had I not had the foresight to get a professional appraisal, I would have received pennies on the dollar for the value of my belongings. Thank you Sheryl and Stephen.”
Daniel Ostroff, Hollywood Producer

Some of Our Clients