Ashley has been conducting estate sales and appraisals since 2009, and Micah joined her in 2014. They are active in many areas of primary research - traveling to antique and fine art auctions throughout California, performing full household estate liquidation and auction sales. Nunneley Estates and Appraisals also includes a team of trained staff who assist with estate sale staging, crowd control and customer service, as well as subcontracted specialist appraisers who may assist with valuation.
Ashley Nunneley, Estate Liquidator and Personal Property Appraiser
Ashley has spent most her life involved in antiques and estate sales, working at her grandmother’s antique shop and traveling to auctions and flea markets throughout Northern California. In 2009, Ashley realized her knowledge and experience could help with quality estate sale services and she’s been holding sales for families ever since. In 2012, she received formal education in appraisal ethics, theory, and law. She is a "generalist appraiser", having a wide range of knowledge in the broad categories of antiques, furnishings, decorative art, books and many other specialty categories.
Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, International Society of Appraisers (2012-Present)
Associate Member, American Society of Estate Liquidators (2017-Present)
Member, Antiques and Collectibles National Association (2017-Present)
Estate Sale & Appraisal Experience
Co-owner & Appraiser, Nunneley Estates & Appraisals, 2012-present
Offering estate liquidation, inventory and appraisal services including consultation and appraisal reports written according to current USPAP and ISA standards. Appraisals written for insurance, damage claims, divorce, equitable distribution, IRS charitable donation, etc.
Antiques and Collectibles Retailer, Amorini Antiques, Sacramento, Ca, and online, 2010-2020
Buying and selling at the retail and liquidation level with inventory focused on fine art, sculpture, designer furniture, French and English furnishings, mid century modern, general antiques, American pottery, English porcelain, art glass, antiquarian books, collectibles, jewelry, silver, and more.
Co-owner, B&C Estate Sales, 2009-2013
Researching, price tagging, marketing and liquidating full households and collections of personal property, boats and vehicles, twice per month throughout Northern California.
Retail Shop Assistant, 2004-2008
Sales assistant at various antique shops in Sonoma and Sacramento Counties, Ca.
Recent Appraisal Education
International Society of Appraisers (ISA) ISA CAPP Credential Completion (June, 2021)
The CAPP is highest professional designation conferred by the ISA. An appraiser attains a CAPP by completing an extensive program emphasizing legal, ethical and theoretical aspects of appraising; submits a peer reviewed broad evidence appraisal report, documents over 900 hours of appraisal related experience, professional development activities and a comprehensive examination.
International Society of Appraisers, Core Course in Appraisal Studies
The complete appraisal methodology course for all personal property appraising, including appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct. Report submittal and examination (Naperville Illinois University, June 18-24, 2012. Requalification Course completed February 20-22, 2018)
International Society of Appraisers, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course
Providing information necessary to properly identify and value items falling into the broad category of antiques and residential contents. Focus on furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, Chinese and Japanese objects, toys and dolls, textiles, clocks, books, prints, vintage fashions. Analysis of construction and manufacturing; discerning quality differences, design characteristics, periods and styles; research resources for the appraiser (peer reviewed report submittal and examination, Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018)
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for appraisal of personal property
Initial 15-hour course and examination, October 22-23, 2012, 7-hour updates 2014-2015, 2016-2017. 15-hour update February 15-16, 2018, February, 2020 update to comply with the current 2020-2021 USPAP standards.
Sotheby's Institute of Art, Determining Value - An Appraiser's Perspective, presented by Emily Thompson, AAA, six week intensive fine art valuation course focusing on the essential value factors that can affect pricing in the art market and how to analyze them; proficiency in identifying basic media and appropriate research tools; how prices are set at both the primary and secondary market levels; and how condition and conservation can impact value, Credentialed June 23rd, 2020
International Society of Appraisers, The Broad Evidence Report, presented by Leon Castner, ISA CAPP, viewed April 23rd, 2020
NAC Live Web Conference: Appraising in the New Normal; Today and Tomorrow, full day presented by multiple appraisers, topics including identifying frames and framing techniques; competently appraising items online; appraising consumer electronics from afar; conducting an appraisal review; identifying and valuing animation art; ensuring a safe work environment, April 18th, 2020
ASA, ISA, & AAA Present: Navigating Personal Property Valuation Amid COVID-19 Concerns live web panel discussion, April 2nd, 2020
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) Summit on the Role of the Expert in ADR-Mediation and Arbitration, Live Webinar, May 27th, 2020; (FEWA) The Virtual Delivery of Expert Testimony in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, April 15th, 2020
Appraising Archives and Collections; Big and Small, presented by Brian Kathenes, ISA CAPP, live webinar February 20th, 2020
Appraisers Association of America, Matrimonial Valuations, live webinar presented by Edward A. Lewand, GG, ASA, January 29th, 2019
International Society of Appraisers, Appraising Outliers at the High-End of the Art Market: Four Rare Portraits by Gilbert Stuart, presented by Cindy Charleston-Rosenberg, ISA CAPP, viewed April 14th, 2020
ISA, Mastering the Art of Object Descriptions, presented by Cathy Peters, ISA CAPP, requirements for IRS charitable contribution appraisals for art with fair market value over $20,000, April 23rd, 2020
Appraisers Association of America, Damage and Loss: Who and What you Need to Know, presented by multiple speakers on the role of the insurance adjuster; the unique methodology of damage and loss appraisals; assessing condition and determining loss of value; the legal obligations of the insured, viewed April 28th, 2019.
Micah Nunneley, Estate Liquidator and Assistant Appraiser
Micah’s first exposure to the antiques and collectibles business was as a teenager, where he was taken under the wing of his neighbor, Charlie, an antique collector and Sports Memorabilia shop owner. Micah’s first full time job was managing the Sports Memorabilia shop, and he would often travel to collector’s shows with Charlie. Here, Micah learned how to distinguish detail, discern value, and rate the condition of these (then) highly collectible items.
He went a different direction in college, graduating with a BA in Information Systems from Anderson University, Indiana. After college, he moved into the catering and service industry, where he discovered a love of wine. He spent five years working as lead waiter and wine steward at an upscale restaurant where he traveled to wine shows throughout California, worked with wine vendors, and expanded his knowledge of fine wine. Micah brings his knowledge of the retail and secondhand wine market to the Appraisal & Valuation side of Nunneley Estates & Appraisals.
Micah is an artist at heart, and has a deep appreciation of fine art. He focuses on fine art when performing primary research at local auction houses, and takes advantage of touring Sacramento's wonderful Crocker Art Museum every month.
His passions include family, faith, and serving others. Micah’s love of antiques, fine wine, art, and his desire to serve others made him the perfect fit to join wife Ashley Nunneley in the antique and estate sale business in 2014. He completed the American Society of Estate Liquidators "Estate Liquidation" course in 2017.
Our mission is to provide our clients with an ethical, professional, and confidential level of service based on their individual needs. As co-owners of Nunneley Estates & Appraisals, we pledge to uphold the code of ethics of both associations we take part in - the ISA and ASEL. Read more