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Beverly Morris



1999 – Present Owner: Morris Appraisal Service

Owner: Morris Appraisal Service, a company which prepares appraisals for insurance, estate, divorce, damage and insurance claims and donations for attorneys, individuals, insurance companies, and moving companies.1997-to date. 

Prior experience as an antiques dealer and estate liquidator.
– Consultations
– Estate Sale Pricing
– Speaker


  • International Society of Appraisers Certification of Appraisers (CAPP), ISA Tested & Certified Member, 2007*, recertified 2012, recertified 2017**
  • International Society of Appraisers Re-qualification Course, Seattle, 2004,* Tempe 2012**
  • Graduate of Maryland University College/International Society of Appraisers Core Courses—Ethics, Business Practices, and Communications, Identification and Authentication, Research, Terminology, Report Writing, Legal Aspects of Appraising, Case Studies, Expert Witness, IRS Report Writing* 1999
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, Houston 2004,* Chicago 2009,* Dallas 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020 
  • International Society of Appraisers Specialty Course “Antiques & Residential Contents”, 2005*
  • The Appraisal of Antiques and Period Jewelry Course, ISA Specialty Course, 1997

*Indicates passed and tested courses.
**Required recertification every five years, no longer tested on recertification.


A personal library of over 500 volumes covering a wide range of subject matter is maintained for use in preparation of appraisals. This includes past and current volumes of major periodicals in the areas of antiques, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, decorative art, and residential contents. Also included are files of auction house catalogs. Additional resources include memberships in internet web sites providing auction catalogs and sale price results.


  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS (ISA CAPP) – Certified Appraiser of Personal Property tested in appraisal theory and the appraisal of residential contents – Member 1996-Present.


  • Oklahoma Chapter ISA, Charter Member, Secretary 1998
  • Chapter Relations Committee, Vice Chair 1999-2000
  • Sub-Committee on Educational Development, 2004
  • ARC Committee, Vice Chair 2004-2005
  • Special Studies Committee, Member 2005-2006
  • Special Studies Committee, Chair 2007-2009 Chapter
  • Networking Committee, Co-Chair 1999-2000, 2005-2006
  • Chapter Networking Committee, Chair 2006-2007
  • Public Relations Committee, Co-Chair 2006
  • Subcommittee, Chair Designation & Review Committee,
    Member 2009-2010, 2010-2011
  • ISA Requalification Course, Organized in Dallas 2010
  • Ethics Committee, Member 2008-2011
  • Ethics Committee, Chair 2011-2014
  • North Texas Chapter ISA, President 2005
  • North Texas Chapter ISA, Vice President 2004
  • North Texas Chapter ISA, Secretary 2001-2003
  • North Texas Chapter ISA, Treasurer 2016
  • Seminar Leader “Diminution of Value” CPPC, Chicago 2004
  • Annual ISA Educational Conferences: San Diego, Toronto, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Santa Fe, Fort Worth, Baltimore, Charleston, Nashville, Tempe, Fort Worth, Pasadena
  • Speaker to various antique clubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and participation in Antique Appraisal events.


  • WHITEHALL AT THE VILLA, Chapel Hill, NCCeramics! English Ceramics (two-day seminar), 2005 Instructor: Pat Halfpenny, Winterthur
    • Ceramics! English Ceramics (two-day seminar), 2005 Instructor: Pat Halfpenny, Winterthur  
    • 18th to 20th Century Furniture: Fakes & Frauds, Real & Reproductions (two day seminar), 2000 Instructors: David Lindquist and Chris Allen
    • American and English Regional Furniture with Applicable Wood Identification (two-day seminar), 2001 Instructors: Chris Allen & David Lindquist
    • A Study of Continental Furniture (two-day seminar), 2001 Instructors: Chris Allen & David Lindquist
    • Regional Pottery (two day seminar), 2001 Instructor: Terry Zug
    • "Looking at the Evidence” (four day seminar), 2006 Instructors: Pat Halfpenny, Robin ‘Emerson, John Sandon, Geoffrey Godden, Terry Majewski, George Haggerty, John Bussey, David Barker, Simon Chenery, Peter Francis, Jonathan Gray, Roger Pomfret, and Colin Wyman
    • “Staffordshire Pots & Potters” (four day seminar), 2009 Instructors: Paul Atterbury, Pat Halfpenny, Maurice Hillis, Greg Freear, Nich Berthoud, Geoffrey Godden, Rod Jellicoe, Pam Woolliscroft, and Kathy Niblett with trips to The Pottery Museum, Stoke and Wedgwood Museum.
  • CHARLESTON ANTIQUE & DECORATIVE ARTS FORUM, March 2013 (three-day seminar)
    • Dame Rosalind Savill, Director Emeritus of the Wallace Collection, London
    • A La Mode: The French Connection in English and American Silver, Dr. Janine Skerry, Curator of Metals, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    • A Yankee Invasion: New York Furniture for Southern Clients, Matthew Thurlow, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
    • Seeing the Wood for the Trees – American Woods in British Antique Furniture, Adam Bowett,
      Yorkshire England
    • Early Georgian Paneled Furniture on the Eastern Short of Virginia, Ralph O. Harvard, Antiquarian Designer,
      New York
    • A Glimpse into Italian Palaces,
      Count Stefano Aluffi-Pentini, Rome Italy
    • Conquest, Ownership, Amalgamation: Colonial Latin American International Commerce, Jospeh J. Rishel, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
    • Thistles and Pineapples: Scottish Cabinetmakers in the Early South, 1720-1820, Robert A Leath, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts
    • Reading the Upholstery evidence on 18th Century Furniture, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    • Life at Haseley Court and Its Gardens: The Legacy of Nancy Lancaster, Fiona Heyward, Owner, Oxford, England
    • English Naturalists in America – American Gardens in England, Mark Laird, Harvard University Graduate School of Landscape Design
  • AMERICAN CERAMIC CIRCLE SYMPOSIUMS for the study of china – Birmingham, AL – Nov. 3-6, 2011
    • More Than Jasper: Wedgwood in the Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art
    • Alabama Folk Art Pottery, Joey Brackner, Director for Traditional Culture, Montgomery, AL
    • Dragon Claws and Lotus Petals: Decorative Motifs in Vietnamese Ceramics at the Birmingham Museum of Art, Dr. Don Wood, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Senior Curator of Asian Art, Birmingham Museum of Ar
    • European Ceramics in the Victorian Era: Inspiration from the Past, Present and Future, Nicholas Dawes, Vice President for Special Collections, Heritage Auction Galleries, New York •
    • Adventurous…modern…intriguing: American Ceramics and the Drama of Modernity, Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art,
      Birmingham Museum of Art
    • English Ceramics for the Eighteenth-Century Dinner Table,
      Dr. Maurice Hillis, Independent Ceramics Scholar,
      Chester, England
  • AMERICAN CERAMIC CIRCLE SYMPOSIUMS for the study of china – Houston, TX 2013
    • The Art of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Furniture (one day seminar), February 2006 Instructor: Joan Caballero, ISA AM
    • The ABC’s of Asian Art: 19th and Early20th Century Orientalia for the Generalist Appraiser,(one day seminar), February 2005 Instructor Janet Cobert, ISA CAPP
    • Wood Identification (one day seminar) February 2004 Instructor Chris Allen, February 2004
    • Silver Identification and Ivory Identification (one day seminar) February 2003 Instructor, Shirley Swaab, ASA
    • Art Glass Identification (one day seminar) 2002
    • Oklahoma Chapter ISA one day seminar, Tulsa 1998
    • North Texas ISA two day seminar 1997
  • FOUNDATION FOR APPRAISAL EDUCATION (two-day seminar), 2017
    • Techniques and Approaches to Fine Art Conservation, Helen Houp, Fine Art Conservation
    • Collecting Civil War Artifacts, Ray Richey, Texas Civil War Museum
    • Evaluating Vintage Comic Books and Original Comic Art, ED Jaster, Heritage Auctions
    • Frederick Remington, The Bronco Buster: A Technical Analysis of his Earliest Sculpture, Sue Canterbury, The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator of American Art
    • Historic Cabinet Woods, Alton Bowman, Alton Bowman Studio
    • Identifying Hidden Treasures – New Trends Appraisal Analytics Don’t See, Russell Tether, President Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates, LLC
    • Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s in Charitable Contribution Appraisals, Patricia H. Atwood, Timely Antique Appraisals, LLC
    • Planning with Art and Collectibles, Ramsay H. Slugg, National Wealth Planning Strategist, U. S. Trust
    • Fake or Real” Authenticating Designer Purses and Scarves, Jeff Keller, ISA, Retro Relics
    • A Discussion on Texas Art, Ron Tyler, retired Director Amon Carter Museum of American Art
    • Connections between Art Forensics and Value: From Old Masters to Modern and Contemporary Works of Art, Nica Rieppi, Principal Investigator Art Analysis & Research
    • Is It Really Valuable or Is It Valuable Only To You?: Collecting Rocks and minerals, Craig Kissick, Director of Nature and Science, Heritage Auctions
    • The Current State of the Archives Market, Adam Muhlig,
      Muhlig Appraisals, LLC
    • What comes out of the closet?: Texas Quilts and Quilters, Marcia Kaylakie, Texas Quilts Appraiser
    • Genuine or Forges: Methods of Identifying Forgeries of Chinese Buddhist Sculptures, Dr. Qing Chang, Research Curator, Crowe Collection of Asian Art
    • Webinar: Shimmering Silver, Leon Castner. ISA CAPP Instructor, June, 2018
    • ISA Webinar: Chinese Export Silver, Kirsten Smolensky,
      ISA AM 2011
    • ISA Webinar: Understanding Fundamentals of Clocks for Appraisers, 2010
    • ISA Webinar: Introduction to Appraising Rugs, Ellen Amirkhan, ISA CAPP, 2010
    • ISA Webinar: The Generalist’s Guide to Writing Better Descriptions, 2010
    • ISA Webinar: American Furniture, Michael Logan, ISA CAPP, 2010
    • Chinese Export Porcelain, Donald-King Cowan, ISA AM,
      Dallas 2002
    • Appraising Damage Loss Claims, Instructor  Lorrie Semler, AAA, Dallas, 2001
    • Antiques & Collectibles Courses, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK 1995-1996
    • Identifying Gems and Gemstones, 1996
    • 75 hours college credit with emphasis in business and law


American Ceramic Circle
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Kimbell Art Museum
International Carnival Glass Association





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