George Nakashima, slab table, circa 1965


Clients are drawn to our reputation for knowledge, integrity, diplomacy and confidentiality.

"Ms. Cheney photographed the items in my home, and was professional, knowledgeable, and extremely courteous. She delivered the appraisal report in a very timely manner, and spent considerable time explaining her findings. The report was comprehensive and well-written, and my children will find the information she provided in the report very enlightening when they inherit the appraised items. I highly recommend Cheney Appraisal Services."


Mary Bly

Huntington Station, NY




"The report served as a most helpful tool for us as a family group to review and assess family belongings. It made the relatively difficult task of equitable distribution much easier, and having such a well organized report made the whole process much more efficient. The appraiser consulted with us ahead of time so that she could in fact best determine how the report would be the most helpful for us. Her work resulted in very satisfied customers and a report that will be very useful for years to come!"


The Ridgway Family

Garden City, NY




"Cheney Appraisal Services came to my attention through a trusted personal contact. After meeting with them I was very impressed with the directness, professionalism and knowledge clearly demonstrated during the selection process. And their fees were highly competitive. Cheney Appraisal not only provided estate and insurance reports, but also a very accurate, detailed and professional photographed and extremely helpful catalog of a substantial number of works spanning a sixty year professional career. Working with Cheney Appraisal is a sheer delight. I was incredibly impressed that they were able to see, understand and appreciate the evolution of Len's work as it evolved over the years, and to perceive its value and importance in the context of American art. Their genuine personal involvement, coupled with a high degree of knowledge, professionalism and ethical standards, resulted in a product beyond what I had even anticipated. I would not hesitate one moment in recommending Cheney Appraisal Services for art appraisal projects, large and small."


J. Hoffman

New York, NY

"The report was very useful in many ways. It was thorough, clean and informative, well documented and well prepared helping me to understand the field and my role as executor. Linda Cheney is clearly involved in her profession and takes great pride in her work. She is professional, very well informed and always courteous, pleasant and easy to deal with. Linda is available and responsive to questions, patient and understanding of one's needs. Her standards are high and on the basis of the estate appraisal she did for us – more than met them. Cheney Appraisal Services offers an unusual combination of characteristics and qualities that are seldom found. I would highly recommend them to anyone without hesitation."


Claire List

New York, NY

"Working with Linda was a pleasure. She was very responsive, totally knew her stuff and turned around a fabulous analysis in a short time frame at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend her and would use her again."


Geri Mazur

Brooklyn, New York

"Dear Ms. Cheney,


Thank you very much for your illuminating appraisal of my Venezuelan paintings and Japanese prints. I was greatly informed by your professional expertise and gratified by your discerning attention to detail and by your patient explanation to me of appraisal methods and practices. I also greatly appreciate your comprehensive and beautifully presented appraisal which gives me a wealth of knowledge including biographies of the artists, their styles and influences and also additional biographic resources. Thank you also for the kind and generous effort to locate information about painting conservators in this area. It was a pleasure to meet you and you are a natural teacher and an outstanding representative of the appraisal profession."



Dorothy Zirkle

Bel Air, Maryland


"Ms. Cheney did an outstanding professional evaluation of my marble busts, Bible and china pieces. The portfolio presented to me had depth of information, beautiful photos, and fair market values. Ms. Cheney’s courteous attitude and dependability are highly recommended and I look forward to future appraisals."


Marie Arpante

New York, New York

"Linda Cheney is knowledgeable, professional, prompt and pleasant.  Her fees are very reasonable; she is attentive to detail and met all my appraisal needs."


Laura Stevens

Berkeley, CA (for Brooklyn, NY estate)




137 East 36th Street, #10C

New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-696-0641

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