Steve Turner works with individuals, estate lawyers, accountants, financial institutions, insurance companies and museums to determine valuations of personal property. As a Personal Property Specialist, he is qualified to appraise a diverse range of personal property. His expertise includes fine art, antiques, Asian art, decorative arts, furniture, silver and collectibles. He also consults and works with other industry experts and professionals to provide the highest level of expertise to his clients. Turner adheres to the professional ethics and standards of the Appraisal Foundation's Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
A popular guest speaker, Turner has appeared at many seminars, workshops, appraisal fairs and other special events to discuss various aspects of collecting, antiques and fine arts. These include banks' high-wealth clients, the Olympic Club, the Harvard Club, the Commonwealth Club, the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, the Daughters of the American Revolution, numerous appraisal fairs and others. Turner also works with the legal profession as an Expert Witness on matters pertaining to fine art, antiques and the auction industry.
Our sister company, Turner Auctions + Appraisals, presents online auctions to satisfy the needs of buyers, sellers and collectors. Its diverse categories include Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Toys, Asian and Ethnic Arts, Jewelry, Militaria and many more. To maximize exposure for our clients, we work with the industry's leading online auction platforms.
Visit us at: www.turnerauctionsonline.com.
AUCTION LIAISON & CONSULTANT
Turner advises clients and helps arrange the disposition of items going to auction. Working on clients’ behalf with the world’s leading auction houses, such as Bonhams, Sotheby’s, and Christie’s, as well as smaller, regional auction galleries, he assists with contracts, reserves, commissions, expenses and marketing to develop a strong program and maximize a client's return on the sale of assets.
Turner has been an auctioneer for leading auction houses on the West Coast, including Butterfields (now Bonhams), Harvey Clar, Rabin Worldwide, Hambrooks (all in California), and Lunds (in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada).
He is also a frequent auctioneer for Bay Area charity events.
For over 25 years, Turner has advised buyer, sellers and collectors who wish to purchase or sell their valuables, enhance their collections or pursue specific areas of opportunity and interest.