Cynthia Shaver, a senior appraiser of Asian Art with the American Society of Appraisers, has more than thirty years of experience in the Asian art, antique and appraisal business in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Shaver has given lectures for museums and educational institutions since 1977. She has contributed to books and magazines and been featured in newspaper articles. Ms. Shaver served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Asian Art at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum and as a Board member of the Textile Arts Council for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Ms. Shaver does insurance, estate and charitable contribution appraisals and cataloguing of collections. Her expertise is Asian textiles. They may be Japanese kimono, Chinese robes, Indian resist or tie-dye textiles, Indonesian ikat or batik, and Central Asian or SE Asian garments. She has been the appraiser for art donated to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the San Francisco Fine Art Museums, and the Berkeley Art Museum among others.
Consulting services are available for acquisition, development or disposition. Ms. Shaver provides litigation support through Expert Witness.