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Jill Kent- Accredited Appraiser in Washington, D.C.



Jill Kent is an Accredited Member (AM) of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). She holds a BA in Classical Studies and Art History from the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies and Connoisseurship in Fine and Decorative Arts from George Washington University, where she also received two law degrees, including a Master's Degree in Taxation. She is USPAP-certified.


  • Certificate in Appraisal and Connoisseurship of Fine and Decorative
  • Arts–George Washington University
  • LLM, Taxation–George Washington University Law Center
  • JD–George Washington University Law Center
  • BA–Art History and Classical Studies, University of Michigan


  • Accredited Member, International Society of Appraisers
  • Candidate Member, American Society of Appraisers
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar and Bar Association


  • Independent Appraiser and Consultant. 2001-Present
  • Appraisal report writer, Sumpter T. Priddy III, Inc., 2002-2004
  • Intern in collection documentation, Gunston Hall, 2002
  • Cataloguer, Museum of American History, Archives Center, 2002
  • Principal, The Frogeye Company-1995-present


  • CEO, Atlantic Threadworks, 1998-2001
  • Associate Vice President, George Washington University Medical Center, 1993-1997
  • CFO, US Department of State, 1989-1993
  • Assistant Secretary, US Department of the Treasury, 1988-1989
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of the Treasury, 1985-1988
  • Branch Chief, Office of Management and Budget, 1984-1985
  • Budget Examiner, Office of Management and Budget, 1980-1985


  • Lecturer, University of Maryland, 1993-1994
  • Lecturer, George Washington University, 1994-1997


  • “The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990,”
  • Journal of the Association of Government Accountants, 1992
  • Awarded National Best Authors Award 1992
  • "Folk Art for the Appraiser," Journal of Advance Appraisal Studies, ISA Education Foundation, 2010


Subjects covered in coursework and seminars include:
Certificate In Appraisal And Connoisseurship In Fine And Decorative Arts, The George Washington University
  • Appraisal Standards and Practices
  • Appraisal Methodology: Research and Analysis
  • Appraisal Report Writing
  • American furniture, 17th through 20th centuries
  • Regionalism in American furniture
  • British and French Furniture, 17th through 19th centuries
  • Florentine Renaissance Decorative Arts
  • Tribal Carpets
  • American Glass
  • Appraising Silver
  • French and Russian Ceramics


American Society of Appraisers:
  • Ethics for the Appraiser
  • Appraisal methodology and valuation
  • USPAP course and examination
  • Ethics course and examination
  • A Day with the IRS


Alexandria Forum Symposia:
  • Decorative Arts as Signifiers of Cultural Change, American Painted Furniture
  • In the Eye of the Beholder, Connoisseurship in American Decorative Arts
  • "In the Neatest and Newest Mode" Decorative Arts of Colonial and Federal Maryland

American Association of Appraisers:
  • Study Tour of Baltimore's Fine and Decorative Arts
  • Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts
  • French and Russian Furniture and Porcelain
  • Mid-Atlantic Furniture, Portraits and Works on Paper

Corcoran College of Art and Design, the American Folk Art Museum and the Smithsonian Associates:
  • Folk and Fancy, 19th Century American Painted Furniture

Dumbarton House: The China Trade and Chinese Export Porcelain
Gemological Institute of America: Ivory Identification
Museum of the Shenandoah: Tour of the Fine and Decorative Arts Collections
National American Glass Club: Sections: Frederick Carder, Rublof on Paperweights, Fakes and Frauds, Charles Lotton

Smithsonian Associates:
  • All About Silver
  • Oriental Carpets

Tuscaloosa Decorative Arts Forum:
  • Tiffany, Bronzes, Southern Art, Furniture, & Decorative Arts (October 2007)

Washington Regional Appraiser's Forum:
  • American Furniture of the Gilded Age
  • Victorian Styles Explained and Demystified
  • Wood Identification

Winterthur Conference on Ceramics: Chinese Export Porcelain


Washington Decorative Arts Forum:
When a Clock is a Window on the Past: The Story of the Plumsteads' Peter Stretch Tall Clocks “Solid and Permanent
Grandeur”: The Design Roots of American Classical Furniture
Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York
Something Not Expected: Colonial Furniture of Southern Maine


Jill Kent is a Country Estate. Ms. Kent is active in the International Society of Appraisers and serves as Member, ISA Ethics Committee. Other memberships include: VP, the China Foundation, Inc. and Board Member and Treasurer, the Washington Bach Consort.
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