Professional Profile

Nancy Burke Bosch – Professional Profile

Professional Experience
Independent Antique Dealer, 1974-1997, San Anselmo, California
Estate Consultation, Liquidation and Sales, Since 1974
Antique Collective, Co-Owner, The Pavilion Antiques, San Anselmo, California, 1980-1990
Antique Store Owner, Dove Place Antiques, San Anselmo, California, 1992-June 1997
Accredited Appraiser for Bosch Appraisal & Estate Services, Petaluma, California, 1997 – Present

Accredited Member International Society of Appraisers, 1997-Present
Member Northern California Chapter of ISA, Since 1997
Member Antique Dealers’ Association of San Anselmo, 1980-1997
Member Claims Prevention and Procedures Council, 1998
Member Marketing and Public Relations Committee, International Society of Appraisers, 1998
Charter Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Online Appraisers, 2000
Treasurer, Association of Online Appraisers, 2000-2001
Member American Decorative Arts Forum of Northern California, 2005

Academic Background
Katherine Delmar Burke School for Girls, San Francisco, California
Novato High School, Novato, California, Graduated, Class of 1962
College of Marin, Kentfield, California, 1962-1964, Art History and Business Courses.

University of Maryland, International Society of Appraisers Core Courses:
Core Course 101: Appraisal Principles, Ethics, Business Practices and

Core Course 102: Appraisal Ethics, ISA Report Writing Standards, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Terminology, Identification and Authentication, Market and Value, Research and Analysis, Legal Issues.

Core Course 103: Practical and Legal Appraisal Report Writing, Case Studies, Expert Witness, ISA Report Writing.

Specialty Course 201: Appraisal of Antiques and Residential Contents which includes in depth study of: 18th & 19th American and European Furniture, Moderne Furniture, Ceramics, Dinnerware, Glass, Sterling Silver, Silverplate, Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Toys and Dolls, Vintage Fashions, Linens and Textiles, Quilts and Coverlets, Samplers, Musical Property, Clocks, Works on Paper (Prints), Engravings, Etchings, Office Equipment and Computers, Kitchen Collectibles and Kitchenware, Other Collectibles, Books, Garage, Antique Hand Tools, Seasonal Items, Sporting Items, General Household Items, Contemporary Furniture, Non – Appreciating Household Items.

Specialty Course 204: Appraisal of Fine Art which includes in depth study of: Major Epochs and Periods of the History of Western Art, Terminology, Describing and Writing about Art, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Frames, Conservation and Restoration, Identification, Authentication, Research and Market Research, Japanese Prints, Russian Icons, Animation Art, Black and White Photography, Spanish Colonial and Religious Art.

Center for Jewelry Studies: Seminar, “The Silver & The Old: Who Are the Jewelry Makers?” and “What’s That Old Piece Made Of?”, with Christie Romero, Director, Center for Jewelry Studies, Los Angeles, November 6, 2005

Empower U, “Leadership In Motion”, Certificate of Commitment HB&S, Leadership Team #484, Mindy Colvin, Trainer, January 24-26, 2007

Requalified: July 2003. “I am required by the International Society of Appraisers to requalify my Accreditation status every five years by undergoing rigorous testing. This assures I am always professionally up-to-date.”

15-Hour National Uniform Standard’s of Professional Appraisal Practice Course, Sponsored by the International Society of Appraisers, William Novotny, Instructor, Sacramento, California, February 8-9, 2008

Requalified: June 22, 2009. “Congratulations, you have successfully completed all requirements of the ISA requalification process. I am honored to be able to congratulate you on all the hard work you have put forth. We understand this process is one that requires a great deal of time, effort and dedication to accomplish. Maintaining proper professional credentials is essential for personal property appraisers who are dedicated to excellence in their field.” Sincerely, Michelle Stearns, International Society of Appraisers, Education and Credentialing Coordinator

Completed: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: The Appraisal Foundation’s Seven Hour USPAP Course, Sponsored by the International Society of Appraisers, Gayle Skluzacek, Instructor, San Francisco, California, January 31, 2013

Completed: ISA Requalification Course, Sponsored by the International Society of Appraisers, Joyce Newman, ISA CAPP, Instructor, Bonham’s San Francisco, February 1 – 2, 2013.

Foundation for Appraisal Education at Michaan’s Auction Gallery, August 28 – 29,2014: Tiffany Studios: His Famous Works by Allen Michaan, Michaan’s Auctions; Contemporary Chinese Art by Susan Lahey, ISA AM MA Eastern Art Consultants; The Gold Rush by Brian Witherell, Witherell’s Auction House; California Art by Peter Fairbanks, AAA, Montgomery Gallery; Midcentury Modern by Steve Cabella, Modern I; Problems of Art Authentication: What’s an Expert to do? Panel: Hilarie Faberman, Stanford Museum; Ben Marks,; Matthew Quinn, Quinn’s Auction Gallery; Certified Organic Snuff Bottles by Harry Huang, Asian Arts, Michaan’s; The Value of Celebrity by Laura Woolley, AAA, The Collector’s Lab; Wood Identification: Lecture and Workshop by Rick McDaniels, McBeath Lumber; Ivory – Can it be Sold? by Matthew Quinn, Quinn’s Auction Gallery

Completed: Online Webinar, March 17, 2016, Appraising Pablo Picasso, Sponsored by the
International Society of Appraisers, Tony Pernicone, ISA AM, ASA, Instructor,

Completed: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
The Appraisal Foundation’s Seven Hour USPAP Course, Sponsored by the International Society of Appraisers, Leon Castner, ISA CAPP, Instructor, Held at Michaan’s Auction Gallery, 
November 3, 2016

Completed: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
The Appraisal Foundation’s Seven Hour USPAP Course, Sponsored by the International Society
of Appraisers, Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP, Instructor, Online Webinar, May 2 and 3, 2019.

Completed: International Society of Appraiser’s Requalification Course, Instructor: Michael Logan, ISA CAPP, July 30 – August 1, 2019, Live Online

Appraisal Resources
Personal Reference Library – 350 Volumes, Antique Furniture, Fine Art, Antiques, Decorative Art.

Subscription to Major International and National Art & Antique Auction Databases – Subscription to Databases of International Auction Results (Sales) for Fine Art and Decorative Art – Subscription to Database of American Art Recent Sales – Subcription to Database of Furniture and Decorative Arts Sales (United States). These databases are continuously updated to insure most recent sales and market information available.

In-office Database of 250 Web Sites for conducting Appraisal Research.

Consultation with Expert Associates – African Art, Asian Art and Oriental Carpets and Rugs

Network of Top Appraisal Associates – All specialty areas, nationally.

Authentication Resources – Dali, Miro, Chagall and other forged artists.

References Provided Upon Request
Appraisal client information is kept entirely confidential and is never shared for any reason.

Insurance clients include: Chubb, Fireman’s Fund, Allstate, State Farm and Farmer’s.