Experienced Fine Art Appraisers

New Orleans, Louisiana

(504) 522-5058


©2019 by Matthew Clayton Brown Inc.

Services We Provide

Matthew Clayton Brown Inc. provides a range of appraisal services for our clients. If you would like to get started with an insurance, estate or charitable contribution appraisal, please review our list of information for appraisals. Please contact us for additional information about our services and how our team might assist you. 

Buying and Selling

George Rodrigue Blue Dog

Matthew Clayton Brown is pleased to offer a specialized advisory service, assisting clients seeking specific works of art to enhance their collections. We do not maintain an inventory, but rather act as a broker on behalf of each client, sourcing works from private clients, auctions or dealers.

For clients wishing to sell works of art, our specialists can offer advice about the various methods of sale, such as auction or private brokerage, and the market value of the property.

Fine Art Appraisal

Matthew Clayton Brown is qualified to prepare appraisals for a variety of needs, including:

  • estate tax and estate planning

  • insurance

  • charitable contribution

  • collateral loan purposes


A completed appraisal will include detailed property descriptions and itemized values in a bound document with an affidavit and summary page. Our appraisals are widely accepted by the Internal Revenue Service, tax and estate planning professionals, and insurance firms.

The appraisal fee is based on the volume and nature of the property, as well as the amount of time and number of specialists required. 

For works of art by George Rodrigue, please review our George Rodrigue Appraisal Information.

Collection Management

Douglas Bourgeois, The Night That Ava Came To Me

Matthew Clayton Brown's specialists are able to assist with all facets of maintaining your collection, including:

  • cataloguing and researching the collection

  • identifying and facilitating specific needs such as restoration, installation, framing, storage and transportation

  • coordinating packing and shipping for exhibition purposes or museum loans

  • providing market research and analysis when buying and selling works of art