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Deborah Miller
Deborah Miller is an independent appraiser of historic, vintage, and contemporary clothing and textiles throughout the United States. Ms. Miller has provided appraisals for non-cash charitable contributions, insurance valuation for large private and museum collections, and estate appraisals for valuing over $1 million. She also frequently acts as a broker for clients needing to sell either a single piece or a very large collections.

Ms. Miller received a certificate in Art and Antiques Appraisal from the Rhode Island School of Design. She holds a BA in the history of art from Hamilton College and an MA from The Bard Graduate Center, NYC where she focused her studies on textiles and costumes. She was also fortunate to have a year of private study with Milton Sonday, curator of textiles at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum.

Ms. Miller is a member of the Costume Society of America, the Textile Society of America, the Costume Society of the United Kingdom, and the New England Lace Group. Ms. Miller is certified under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. (USPAP), completing a 7-hour refresher course in 2014 and is a Candidate Member as the first and only couture appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). She is also a clothing and textile appraiser for the popular PBS television program, Antiques Roadshow.

Ms. Miller has written appraisals for charitable clothing and textile donations to or insurance appraisals for collections in the following institutions:

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Winterthur Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
Peabody Essex Museum
Bata Shoe Museum
Colonial Williamsburg
Yale University
Drexel University
Kent State University
Philadelphia University
International Tennis Hall of Fame
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
U.S. Department of State
and others……

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