To find a qualified furniture appraiser search the website of an accredited professional organization, advises Consumer Reports. Sites such as the American Society of Appraisers allow a search for an appraiser by location as well as specialty.
In order to receive the most accurate appraisal possible, Consumer Reports suggest to focus the online search on only accredited appraisers. These types of appraisers provide a detailed written report with a value estimate, as well as a description of how they came up with the estimate. An appraiser generally offers a more accurate assessment than a local dealer, as they are not potentially purchasing the item.