Elizabeth Ruffner is inspired by her love of art and derives great satisfaction from seeing that it is properly valued and well cared for. Whether you have one painting or an entire estate of art and antiques, Elizabeth can professionally and discreetly take care of your appraisal, consultation and art brokerage needs. She has appraised and brokered significant collections throughout the Greater Chattanooga and Southeast region. She is a Member of the International Society of Appraisers, one of the only three appraisal associations recognized by the IRS.
Elizabeth earned a BA from University of Colorado, Boulder in European History, specializing in Classical and Near Eastern Art & Archaeology, followed by extensive travel throughout the Near East working on archaeological research. Since then she has gained 20 years of experience in all aspects of the art world, including assisting in the Antiquities department at Christies and studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
Through Ruffner Art Appraisal & Consulting, Elizabeth offers art appraisal, consulting and brokerage services.