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Down From The Attic

Online Antiques Research and Appraisals

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What We Do

Down from the Attic performs remote research and valuation services. You send in photos, measurements, and other details about your family treasures, and we will tell you about the item's history, let you know how much it's worth, or complete a full USPAP-compliant appraisal report based on your needs. We work completely online, with some limited on-site assessments available on a case by case basis in the Charleston, SC area.

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Antiques Research

So you've stumbled upon something in your grandmother's basement. It looks old, and is definitely an intriguing mystery, not unlike your grandmother. It's a little dusty, sure, but you are itching to know its story. We would love to dig up that history for you. Send us an inquiry to learn more.

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Valuation Services

We've all seen and loved Antiques Roadshow, and wondered if that weird old knick-knack on your uncle's shelf has more than sentimental value. If you're just feeling curious, let us know and we'll be happy to use our market expertise and research experience to find out how much it's worth.

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Full Appraisal Reports

Sometimes you need an appraisal for reasons besides simple curiosity. If you are looking to get an IRS deduction for a charitable donation, purchase insurance, or file an estate tax, we can complete an appraisal report tailored to your needs, with the full competency and knowledge that comes from ISA certification.

About Us

Down From The Attic is operated by Danielle Cox out of Charleston, South Carolina. She started working and volunteering in museums and archives in 2016, including the Waring Historical Library and Macaulay Dental Museum at the Medical University of South Carolina, the Charleston Museum, and the Aiken Rhett House. She presented her research on World War II American Air Raid Wardens at the Colonial Academic Alliance undergraduate research conference in 2016, and in 2017 received the William Moultrie Cup for her work in American history from the Daughters of the American Revolution. She graduated cum laude in history from the College of Charleston in May of 2017. Later she decided to add to her repertoire of research skills, and became a certified personal property appraiser by the International Society of Appraisers in 2019. Down From The Attic was started that same year.

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