Scott David Singer ISA, has owned and operated his antique stone on Queen Anne Hill since 1981. His years of experience in the world of antiques has given him a profound understanding of the marketplace.

In addition to his education and extensive experience he is a tested accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). Scott has attended many courses and lectures on the legalities and semantics associated with appraisals. He has been an ISA member since 1985 and is past Treasurer of the NW Chapter. He is also a member of the Chinese Ceramics Society of London and of the Textile Society of Hong Kong.

The ISA offers its members annual education seminars and ongoing professional development. Scott has successfully completed 2020-2021 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP) course offered by the ISA.

BA in Art History
European and Baroque painting under Donald A. Rabiner, Ph.D.
Chinese and Japanese painting under Ju Shi Chou, Ph. D.
Chinese ceramics under Claudia Brown, Ph. D.
BA in Anthropology/Archeology
Minors in Business, Chinese Mandarin

Scott’s experience in appraisal work include clients such as:

Perkins Coie

Laird Norton
PEMCO Insurance Company
SAFECO Insurance Company
Legal Assistants of Washington
Governor's Mansion, Olympia, Washington - insurance coverage appraisal included sterling silver from the Alaska gold rush, Chinese porcelains and furniture.

Appraisal FAQs

Are all appraisals the same?
There are many different uses for appraisal reports. For example, an appraisal for insurance coverage will be quite different from an appraisal for resale. We are experienced in appraising for Insurance Coverage, Damage Claims, Downsizing for Resale, Estate Tax, Probate, Estate Planning, Divorce, and IRS Charitable Contribution Donation purposes.

How do you bill for appraisals?
We appraise by the hour. Hourly charges include the examination time spent in your home, research time, and document preparation time. Research charges can vary greatly from one appraisal to another. Items that are difficult to authenticate or that are rare may require more research.

Why should we hire Singer Galleries for an appraisal?
We have been active in the antiques and art market buying, selling, and appraising for over 30 years. Over the years we have developed a large wealth of personal knowledge and many contacts in the industry.

What type of work have you completed as an appraisal?
Over the years Scott has been hired for many interesting projects. Scott is frequently hired by both PEMCO and SAFECO Insurance Companies to value items that have been damaged or stolen. When a large Seattle company moved many of its executives out of state, Scott was hired exclusively to appraise the personal property being moved by City Moving Systems. Scott has experience as an expert witness and appraiser for many local cases.