Get to know Empire Appraisers
We offer a wealth of hands-on experience for your personal property assets.
Certified professional written appraisal reports for paintings, bronzes and sculptures and other artwork, antiques, home contents, furniture and decor, antique silver wares, porcelains and ceramics, Persian and Oriental rugs, personal property and collector items
Marketing and selling consulting
Specialty auctioneering for corporate and fundraising events.
Elliot Melamed has been involved full time in the fine art, antiques and collector markets as a professional auctioneer and certified accredited personal property appraiser for 37 years, first from 1986-2020 with Empire Auctions Inc, a Canadian based public auction house which historically handled 1,000 lots on a monthly basis in each city of operation and since 2020 as an independent appraisal consultant with Empire Appraisers and Consulting Inc. His educational background includes a University of Toronto Honours BSc undergraduate degree, as well as a Schulich MBA at the post graduate level. Within the art and antique industry, he is a graduate of the Missouri Auction School and has a licensed auctioneer designation. He is an accredited member of CAGA (The Certified Appraisers Guild of America). Additionally, he has accreditation with the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) having attained the Diamond Grading and Coloured Stones Essentials Degrees.
Independant and professional personal property asset valuation, selling solutions, along with professional auctioneering bookings for corporate and fundraising events
Impartiality and complete discretion always guaranteed
Professional itemized and researched valuation of estate contents to allow for equitable asset distribution among estate beneficiaries. Working with estate executors, administrators and power of attorney fiduciaries in the GTA and beyond.
Meeting All Of Your Appraisal Needs
Contemplating a relocation around the world or around the corner? Why not protect your valuables and heirlooms before your move?
Avoid complications from damage or loss that can occur during relocations. Register for one of our itemized valuation reports
and enjoy peace of mind.
At Empire Appraisers, we provide timely, impartial and fully confidential valuation reports to our clients in matters of marital dissolution in order to facilitate an equitable and agreeable division of common assets. We work with both legal firms and the general public. Call or email us today to schedule a confidential consultation and be assured of the utmost discretion.
Protect your special items
Antiques, heirlooms and one of a kind items require expert valuation in order to be properly protected before loss or theft occurs.
The irreplaceable nature of a family’s treasured items cannot be quantified properly without written verification from a recognized expert.
We can also update your old and out of date appraisals to current values to verify that your items are properly protected.
In the unfortunate event of theft or damage from accidental in-home occurrence or after a relocation, we can also assist by reporting on the original value of your object, before the damage, and allow you to gain insurance compensation.
Call or email today to schedule a consultation.
The power of experience
Our many years of involvement in the collector and art markets have allowed us to build a vast database of focused buyers and sellers. We can offer brokerage and marketing expertise on the options to get your items to the market and to serious buyers at fair values.
Specialty Event Auctioneering
Planning a corporate or fundraising event with items or services to auction to your audience? Add the flair and polish of an auction professional for a memorable evening and bring your results to the next level. And of course we are always happy to increase the success of your charity fundraiser by donating part of our proceeds back to your cause.
Get the facts
When electing to sell your own items, either privately or through an in-home estate sales firm, get the facts beforehand and don’t sell your items short. Obtain our market value survey of your items before pricing them for sale, and ensure that you ask reasonable prices and get yourself fair values.
Would you like to learn more about our comprehensive appraisal, consultative and auction services?
Call us today and book a consultation.
Empire Appraisers and Consulting Inc.
22-110 West Beaver Creek Rd. Richmond Hill, ON. L4B 1J9.