Susan enjoying Asian art preview at auction house

CSDA/CCAD Sundays: The Art of Appraising – What is it Worth?

About This Event

Appraisal reports are an essential component of the collection process. This talk will focus on unveiling the mystery that surrounds appraisals by presenting a variety of objects and discussing the elements that make each of them desirable. Like a detective, the appraiser uncovers the clues to value questions in order to produce accurate results. Co-presenters Susan Lahey and Julie Riches will provide tips on how to better understand the current market and share past experiences identifying unique and challenging appraisal projects.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time.

Date and Time

Sun, September 12, 2021

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT


Susan at exhibition


Susan Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP, is President of Eastern Art Consultants Inc., specializing in Chinese works of art. She has two decades of experience providing professional appraisal services for private clients, museums, and insurance companies. Susan holds an Honours BA in Chinese Studies from the University of Toronto; an MA from the University of British Columbia; and a Post-Graduate Diploma with Distinction in Asian Art from the School of Oriental & African Studies (University of London, England)/Sotheby’s. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and her articles are published in journals and magazines. Ms. Lahey regularly teaches courses on Chinese Art Connoisseurship. Currently she is working as managing director of the Asian Art Department at AH Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals.

Julie Riches, AM ISA is principal of Riches Appraisals & Consult. Julie is a generalist appraiser, specializing in the field of decorative arts and is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers. She serves as Vice Chair to the Antiques, Furnishings & Decorative Arts Committee of the ISA. Julie is a member of the Executive Committee of ISA’s Canadian Chapter and a member of CSDA/CCAD. Julie has a broad range of knowledge backed by over a decade of experience in researching, cataloguing and valuating objects of art for several auction houses throughout Canada.

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