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Jane 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) known as a generalist personal property appraiser but she also appraises Fine Art.

In 2005 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. Jane's work consisted of her contribution of scholarly appraisal articles in the Antiquer magazine. She wrote a monthly column in this New York based magazine called "For What It's Worth".

She served two terms as President in 2003-2004 of the ISA Gulf Coast Chapter and served as Treasurer in 2001. Between 2001 and 2004 Jane served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Awards Committee for the ISA National organization. Jane was chosen in 2001 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 served as the ISA Gulf Coast Chapter Ex-Officio, Chapter Liaison and Historian. Over the years Jane has served on many committees of ISA and will take over as Chair in 2008 of the Antiques and Residential Contents Division of ISA.

Her company, Zaisan Enterprises, Inc. provides services relating 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, and Broker/Market Research.

Jane participates each year 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 will be teaching Appraisal Methodology for International Society of Appraisers in 2008 as one of ISA's newly appointed instructors.

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Todd W. Sigety is a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, and is currently serving as Chairman of the ISA Technology Committee. 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 currently the editor of the National Capital Area Chapter ISA newsletter, VALUES, and webmaster and developer of the chapter website, for which he won the ISA Media award. 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 D├ęcor Magazine, 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 and WSA Appraisals are uniquely qualified to execute professional written appraisals 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.

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