Mrs. Sandhya Jain-Patel, AAA Certified

Sandhya Jain-Patel, LLC

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Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Pre-Modern Art

Member Type

Certified Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Sandhya Jain-Patel is an expert in the care, collection, and appraisal of fine art. She was the inaugural director for Wrightwood 659, a private arts space in Chicago, which exhibited Trace by Ai Weiwei. Previously, Mrs. Jain-Patel was the Head of the Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art Department at Christie's New York. Her team were responsible for appraising, marketing and selling fine art from the Gandharan period up to the early 20th century. Under her guidance, the department handled some of the most important collections and set multi-million dollar records across the category. Mrs. Jain-Patel has experience as a fine arts conservator and research scientist at several institutions, and has published papers on South Asian paintings. She holds a Master’s of Science and two Master’s degrees in Art History and in Fine Arts Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has spent a year in India on a Fulbright Scholarship, speaks Hindi fluently, and is proficient in Italian. Mrs. Jain-Patel is a Certified Member of the Appraiser’s Association of America, and is USPAP-compliant.