Nelson O. Clayton

Education
Graduate, Bachelor of Arts - Brown University 1963
Graduate, Masters in Business Administration - American University 1967
Graduate, Art and Antiques Appraisal Certificate Program, C.W. Post College, Long Island University, May 16, 1995
Graduate Winterthur Museum three-week Winter Institute, February 2000, Rococo Series, March 2002
Attended Silver Connoisseurship Seminars at the Winterthur Museum, August 1999, New York University March 2000, Yale Art Gallery November 2001, New York University January 2002
Attended Furniture and Decorative Art Seminars at Williamsburg and Winterthur Museum 2003-2005
Successfully Completed 15 hour course and examination in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 1999 Edition, promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation – January 2000 and 2005 Update Course October 2005

Business Activities
Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers, Inc (ASA), designated in Personal Property / Residential Contents-General, June 2004 and Antiques and Decorative Arts, January 2011

Board Member, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Connecticut Chapter
Treasurer, 1998-1999,
Second Vice President 1999-2001,
First Vice President 2001-2002,
President 2002-2003,
Member, ASA National Personal Property Committee 2005-2008
Member, Membership and Admissions Committee 2005-2008
Member, ASA Board of Governors 2008-present
Member, Budget and Finance Committee 2009

Certified Member (ISA CAPP), the International Society of Appraisers, Inc., approved to appraise Antiques and Residential Contents 2006 - present

Vice President, Citibank 1967 - 1999

33 years of commercial and consumer banking experience dealing with a variety of clients around the world. Experience includes managing The Real Estate Appraisal and Construction Management Department for Citibank worldwide for four years, setting real estate lending policy and appraisal policy for Asian countries for three years, and devoting numerous hours in analyzing and assessing Private Banking Clients’ personal property collateral.

Professional Activities
Art and Antiques Collector - American Silver and Furniture of 18th and 19th Century for thirty years
Member, Winterthur Guild, Winterthur Museum, Delaware
Member, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Appraisal Services:
Nelson O. Clayton is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers. He is designated in Personal Property Residential Contents-General and Antiques and Decorative Arts. He is also a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property of the International Society of Appraisers, Inc., approved to appraise Antiques and Residential Contents. He is actively engaged in the appraisal of household contents, and antiques and decorative arts and he is building his credentials in silver, and fine arts. With consultation with experts, he has appraised paintings and sculpture in the appraised range of $10-$550,000, individual items of silver in the $40,000 range, clocks in the $30,000 range, and furniture in the $125,000 range. His training at the Winterthur Museum helped him to develop these skills. In addition, he is trained in research and analysis, first as a senior bank-lending officer, and second, as an appraiser. In every assignment, Mr. Clayton continues to develop his skills by identifying and analyzing complete household contents, collections, and family heirlooms. Mr. Clayton’s appraisal business has been developed through personal referral and direct contact with families requiring appraisal of their household contents, primarily for estate tax planning and settlement, donations, divorce and insurance purposes. He has evaluated complete household contents as well as selected individual items.

 

 

 

 

 










Nelson O. Clayton is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers. He is designated in Personal Property Residential Contents-General and Antiques and Decorative Arts. He is also a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property of the International Society of Appraisers, Inc., approved to appraise Antiques and Residential Contents. He is actively engaged in the appraisal of household contents, and antiques and decorative arts and he is building his credentials in silver, and fine arts. With consultation with experts, he has appraised paintings and sculpture in the appraised range of $10-$550,000, individual items of silver in the $40,000 range, clocks in the $30,000 range, and furniture in the $125,000 range. His training at the Winterthur Museum helped him to develop these skills. In addition, he is trained in research and analysis, first as a senior bank-lending officer, and second, as an appraiser. In every assignment, Mr. Clayton continues to develop his skills by identifying and analyzing complete household contents, collections, and family heirlooms. Mr. Clayton’s appraisal business has been developed through personal referral and direct contact with families requiring appraisal of their household contents, primarily for estate tax planning and settlement, donations, divorce and insurance purposes. He has evaluated complete household contents as well as selected individual items.