JANE C. BRENNOM, ISA CAPP

Jane C. Brennom is a certified appraiser of personal property (CAPP) and a certified member of International Society of Appraisers. The CAPP designation is the highest level of recognition the Society can bestow. Her specialty designation is “Antiques and Residential Contents” (ARC) but she also appraises Fine Art and specializes in Art Bronze Sculpture.

Jane won the “Lamp Of Knowledge Award” at the National ISA Conference in Chicago. This prestigious award is for a singular outstanding educational work product pertaining to the appraisal profession as a whole. As a featured columnist Jane's work consisted of her contribution of monthly scholarly appraisal articles in the Antiquer, a New York based magazine. A couple of years later, she and partner Todd Sigety, won the Marketing Award at the ISA Conference in Baltimore. Jane also has published articles in The Appraisal Foundation Journals on “Art Bronze”, “Appraisers vs Authenticators” and “Social Media, Multi Channels”. Later, her fascination with investing in art and antiques lead her to write for NBIZ Magazine.

She served two terms as President of the ISA Gulf Coast Chapter, Ex Officio, Treasurer, Historian and Liaison. Jane served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Awards Committee for The ISA National organization. Jane was chosen to participate in the first “Leadership ISA” (LISA) program for developing leaders in ISA and served as a mentor in the program for leadership development. She was a past instructor in the Core Course Program in Appraisal Methodology.

Her company, Zaisan Enterprises, Inc. provides services related to personal property appraising in the following areas: Estates, Charitable Contributions, Family Division, Bankruptcy, Insurance, Expert Witness Testimony, Valuation Consult, Pre-Auction Estimates, Restoration Advice, Brokering and Market Research.

Each year Jane participates as a guest appraiser at various “Antique Appraisal Fairs” She is an annual vetter (vetting is a process of examination and evaluation) for the Houston Antiques Dealers Association (HADA) Antique Shows in Houston. She is also an instructor/lecturer for students of antiques and speaks publicly to various organizations annually.

Jane is a graduate of Winterthur's Advanced Connoisseurship Program: Ceramics, Glass & Furniture, Wilmington, Delaware and University of Maryland University College/International Society of Appraisers in Appraisal Studies. She attended Georgia Southern University and re-certified with International Society of Appraisers in 2012, and re-qualified in 2014 with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

TODD W. SIGETY, ISA CAPP

Todd W. Sigety is a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, and is the past President of the ISA board of directors. He is also the Director of Appraisals with the Alexandria, VA based auction house, the Potomack Company and manages his own firm WSA Appraisals. 

Todd has published many articles on antique furniture and is the developer and editor of the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies. He is currently chair of the ISA Marketing and Promotions Committee and the ISA representative on The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC). He also meets several times a year with leaders of other personal property appraisal organizations with appraisers and managers of IRS Art Services team.

With a certification in Antiques and Residential Contents, he is qualified to appraise a wide range of fine and decorative arts, although he is known primarily for his expertise in appraising, evaluating and authenticating period English and American antique furniture. He is a recipient of the ISA Publications award for a series of articles on world furniture which have now been published as a book, World Furniture: An Introduction to Regions, Styles, Periods and Tastes. He is a past feature writer on antique furniture for a national decorative arts publication and continues to write for select publications. He is also an active public speaker on antiques and appraising, with presentations to local and national collecting and appraisal organizations.

His commentary and expertise on appraising antique furniture and the antiques industry have appeared in national magazines and trade publications such as the Maine Antique Digest, Style and Décor Magazine, Marriott W, Consumer Reports, The New England Journal of Antiques and The Antiquer. His two antique galleries in Old Town Alexandria, Washington Square Antiques, Inc. specialize in 18th and early 19th century American and English furniture, fine art and appropriate accessories.

With a diverse background in business and many years of experience in the antiques and decorative arts field, Todd is uniquely qualified to instruct fellow professional appraisers in report development and opinions of value on fine and decorative art for insurance, estates, charitable donations and equitable distributions.

Todd is a graduate of the Connoisseurship program in Fine and Decorative Arts from George Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Virginia Bankers School at the University of Virginia.