Francine DiFilippo

Appraisal Specializations;

  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Collectables
  • Estates
  • Furniture
  • Gems & Jewelry
  • Natural Color Diamonds

941-923-3597 (office)
941-685-9925 (mobile)

Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/francinedifilippo

Education, Experience
and Qualifications

  • Appraisal International Society Accredited AiS/V value appraiser
  • Advanced Diploma Studies in Law, Accounting & Expert Witness Testimony as it applies the Value Appraisal Process & Core methodologies practiced.
  • B.A. Degree in Comparative Arts & History minor in Psychology from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • M. S. Leadership & Arts Promotion, Central CT ST University, New Britain, Connecticut
  • Doctorate in Advanced Studies; Business & Capital Formation, Trinity Southern University, Houston, TX

As a young child I spent a great deal of my early childhood in the museums and cultural institutions of the Case-Western Reserve Area of Cleveland, Ohio. Docents and gallery guards educated me about what I was seeing and what fascinated me in the art, natural science and historical museums in the area. The Cleveland Institute of Art students were everywhere working en plein air on my street in the alleys and galleries in the area.

Studies in art in High School and College, I managed the campus art lending library and continued to acquire additional works for inventory. I supervised touring shows and installations in the public areas of the student center. Following on that, while living in New England, I traveled regularly to antique dealers and shows especially to Brimfield, MA and other antiquing destinations in the six state area. Ct was very familiar due to the “western reserve” now Ohio, but once part of CT. I made friends and learned from them at the fairs. I cleaned old rugs & paintings. I took classes in jewelry making from the Worcester Center for Arts & Crafts, and apprenticed to a metal smith, in preparation for a turn in my career aspirations. Only to be shut out by the skyrocketing prices of gold and silver in the early ‘70’s. Paper & pencil were still reasonable in cost and I turned to graphic arts, proofreading and typesetting. We renovated a 21 room Victorian mansion with seven fireplaces built in the early 1860’s. There we opened a large space for a gallery to show fine works by artists as well as the artist collaborative where we provided corporate outsourcing in graphics, design and pre-print production. We produced many shows and did work for all of the major corporations in the central Massachusetts area.


My experience as a project manager has stood me well in the field of managing a team of people each with specific responsibilities, getting the job done, on time and within budget. Together we pull together the disparate parts involved in an extensive personal property disposition.

Whether it is one other individual or several others as a team ultimately I am responsible for the outcome of the entire project. We work together and that becomes the determining factor drawing on memory, research, past experience, and interests to determine an orderly pursuit of the client goals and needs.