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Appraiser: Elizabeth N. Gladwell, MALS

Academic Training

Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, 1992—Graduate in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program, an intensive study adapted to individual requirements. The focus of my degree was American Decorative Arts with an emphasis on regional characteristics. Thesis involved extensive research of the material culture of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and that of the neighboring community which culminated in a slide presentation for the Poplar Forest docents.

Elizabeth N. Gladwell, MALS

The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum—A 1992 participant in the Winter Institute, a three-week study program on American Decorative Arts at Winterthur, the largest collection of American decorative arts in the world.

Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia—A 1990 participant in the Williamsburg/American Furniture Short Term at Hollins. Two weeks spent in lecture on campus and on local field trips. Two weeks spent in Williamsburg studying the Colonial Williamsburg collection and receiving hands-on cabinet making experience in the cabinet maker's shop. Worked as well with the textile, conservation, and foodways departments.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987—Six hours of graduate credit earned for participation in the Graduate Summer Institute at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Involved a detailed study of the Southern Back Country culture and its material culture prior to 1820.

Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1969—Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Thesis for senior seminar involved a comparison of English and American decorative arts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Professional Training

  • International Society of Appraiser's Certified Appraiser of Personal Property recertification course in Naperville, IL— October 3-6, 2010
  • October 13-15, 2001—International Society of Appraisers' Certified Appraiser of Personal Property recertification course in Troy, Michigan. CAPP recertification required every five years.
  • August 18-21, 1986—International Society of Appraiser's Core Course 104 titled Advanced Appraisal Theory and Report Writing. Course taken and successfully completed.
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course in Baltimore, MD—April 23-24, 2008
  • Indiana University tested November 5, 1988, on independent study course, ISA/5—The Appraisal of Appreciable Residential Contents: Late 19th century to the present.
  • Indiana University/Bloomington, 1986-1987—Division of Professional Development. CAPP Core Courses 101, 102, and 103 completed.

Work Experience

1986 to Present

Private Practice: Personal property appraisal and liquidations. Specializing In the appraisal and liquidation of antiques and residential contents. Appraisals done for insurance replacement, for IRS purposes including estates and donations, and for market analysis for resale. Expert witness given in the circuit courts of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, and Roanoke Counties, and the city of Lynchburg. Have also had extensive appraisal experience throughout the United States with a national firm.

1977 to 1986

Owned and operated antiques business.

Typical professional development activities in which Elizabeth has participated: click here.