The Only CAPP Specializing in Asian Art in Canada

For Immediate Release

East Gwillimbury, ON, June 4th, 2020

With great excitement it is a pleasure to announce that Susan Lahey, MA, has achieved the highest level of certification appraising personal property as a CAPP with the International Society of Appraisers.  She is the only specialist in Asian Art in Canada with this designation. 

“Susan is a consummate authority in Fine and Decorative Asian Arts as seen in her work as an instructor and a specialist to collectors and art world professionals. Susan shows her competence through her knowledge of Chinese writing and language, and her developed eye. The International Society of Appraisers is proud to have her as a member and a welcomed connoisseur and resource. We congratulate her on achieving her Certified Appraiser status within the ISA.”  Kelly Juhasz, President, Canadian Chapter of the ISA

Susan is an award-winning appraiser and received industry recognition from the International Society of Appraisers with a Special Merit Award 2015-2016 at the Ft. Worth, Texas conference.  She is also an energetic member of the award-winning Canadian Chapter of the ISA which has won Best Chapter of the Year award three times in 2015, 2018 & 2019.

For the past 15 years Susan has worked as an independent appraiser of Asian art as President of Eastern Art Consultants Inc.  She earned degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Asian art from Sotheby’s/SOAS in London, England. 

She has held various positions at the Royal Ontario Museum in the Department of Near Eastern and Asian Civilizations.  More recently Ms. Lahey served as the Department head for Asian art at a Toronto auction house for six years.  She is a regular contributor of articles to antiques magazines and journals and teaches courses and webinars on Chinese fine and decorative art, as well as being a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia.  She volunteers on the boards of several community arts organizations, including the Ontario Arts Council.

Upcoming Live Webinar Appraising Chinese Art: Strategies for Success

Join Susan for a one-hour live webinar on Saturday June 13th as she presents Appraising Chinese Art:  Strategies for Success where she will discuss, What basic principles can a generalist appraiser use to identify Chinese art and when should you seek a specialist?  Focusing on the three traditional collecting areas of jades, porcelains and paintings, insider tips will be shared by an experienced pro in the field to avoid pitfalls and accurately appraise works of art in this challenging area.”  This two half-day online conference is being organized and hosted by National Appraisal Consultants.   Register here: