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Credentials & Qualifications

General Experience 

Monica Fidel, ASA, ISA CAPP - Appraiser of Fine and Decorative Arts, and Residencial Contents

Personal Property Appraiser since 2002 
Int’l Development Project Officer, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 1983-2001

Professional Memberships

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

International Society of Appraisers (ISA) 


The Appraisal Foundation, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination of USPAP effective through 2014, the congressionally recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation. 7-hour updates March 2020, effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

Certificate Holder in Appraisal Studies of Fine and Decorative Arts. George Washington University, Center for Professional Development, Washington, DC, 2002.

Appraisal Courses

Introduction to Personal Property Valuation
-Personal Property Valuation Methodology – Research and Analysis 
-Report Writing
-The Legal and Commercial Environment of Personal Property Valuation

Connoisseurship Courses

Fourteen courses in areas of decorative arts and furniture, including American Victorian, 19th Century English and Continental, American early periods, fundamentals of authenticating period furniture, silver, 19th century paintings, French furniture, Russian silver, enamels and textiles, costume jewelry, photography, Oriental carpets, and American glass

Continuing Education 

Appraisal of Fine Art specialty course, ISA (10/11); Theory and Methodology, Appraisers Association of America, AAA (2/11); Requalification course, ISA (10/10); Fine Art Claims, Dry-Concepts, ConservArt (5/10); Asian Art Seminar, ISA (9/09); Silver Workshop Lecture, International Appraisers Association (10/08); Oriental Rug Workshop, International Appraisers Association (4/08); Oriental Rugs, Identification and Valuation (9/07).

University Education 

Master of Arts, The American University, Washington, DC, 1991
Bachelor of Arts, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1983

 MGF Appraisals LLC. is not affiliated with any gallery, auction house or private dealer.

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