Rachael Goldman, Ph.D., AAA Certified

Austone-Enfeld Associates

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Israeli Art; Judaica Books and Manuscripts; Judaica Ceremonial and Ritual Objects; Judaica Textiles and Fine Art; Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman; Postwar, Contemporary, and Emerging Art; Prints; 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design

Member Type

Certified Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Dr. Goldman is a specialist appraiser in the field of archives and Judaica for over 20 years. Dr. Goldman specializes in all types of appraisals: insurance, non-cash charitable donation, liquidation, inventory, estate appraisals, acquisition and expert witness services. Each appraisal is handled efficiently and quickly with no missing details. Will travel to any location in the tri-state area and perform all on-site work. Dr. Goldman completes online/ remote appraisals. Dr. Goldman also specializes in all types of archive appraisals, WWII, Holocaust-era items,  Hungarian artifacts, Persian Miniatures, Middle Eastern paintings, prints and decorative arts. Dr. Goldman also has extensive experience in appraisal Charles Fazzino's works. Having worked with major Judaica auctions, Dr. Goldman has strong connections with museums, synagogues, historical societies and higher education institutions. Successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Having completed the SEAK expert witness program, Dr. Goldman can be relied upon for expert witness depositions and testimonies.


When Dr. Goldman came on sight, she readily identified what was valuable and necessary to include in the insurance appraisal. That alone cut down on costs!

-Tony, Livingston, New Jersey

During COVID19, we wanted to complete a donation to our local museum, very few appraisers were willing to perform an online or remote appraisal. Rachael was the only appraiser in our area that returned our call and was willing to work with us and the museum to see it through. Definitely contact if you want to do a virtual appraisal!

-Private Collector, West Orange, New Jersey

Through my life I have dealt with many art appraisers to value work in my collection. Clearly, Rachael Goldman is without question the best. Her research, comparables and attention to details in the reports she compiles for me, are without equal.

-Private Collector, Doylestown, PA

After reviewing your detailed and extensive appraisals, I am convinced more than EVER as to why I ask you to work on my major art appraisal projects. You are articulate, organized, honest and precise, all of which instills a wonderful sense of confidence for all parties involved.

-Phil, Trenton, New Jersey

From the start of the appraisal process and retaining an appraiser, Dr. Goldman showed her seriousness, good humor and work ethic. She was able to work with our Synagogue Board in a meaningful way. She showed us comparable reports, provided us with drafts of the appraisal document before submission, and kept the costs down. Her knowledge is supreme!

Gloria, Cherry Hill, New Jersey



Ph.D. in History - The City University of New York - Graduate Center

M.A. in Classics - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

B.A. in History and Art History - Rutgers College

Summer Classical Session - American Academy in Rome

Certificate in American Fine and Decorative Arts - Sotheby's Institute of Arts

Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine & Decorative Arts, New York University

Courses Taken:

"Appraising Silver"

"The Care, Conservation, and Display of Impressionist Works"

"Appraisal of American Folk Art"

"American Furniture Styles 1700 - 2000"

"IRS Legal Guidelines in Valuation of Fine and Decorative Arts"

"Research Methods for Appraisers"

"The Heart of the Matter: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising"

"Essentials of Appraising"

"Appraisal Writing Workshop"

"Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)"

"Internship in Appraisal Studies"

Selected Lectures Delivered:

"Classic Israeli Souvenirs on Display" Melton School of Adult Learning, 2023

"Appraising and Praising Samplers" Christmas at Colonial Williamsburg, 2022

"Heritage and Judaica: The Appraisal Dilemma" Professional Appraisers Round Table, 2022

"Hiding a Colorful and Patterned Past: Ancient Sculpture and Polychromacity" Archaeological Society of New Jersey - Monmouth University, 2023

"Everything Old is New Again: Israeliana Collecting of the 1940s -1970s" Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, 2021

"What did the Public and Common Good do for the Ancients" Kean University, 2020

"The Embellished Alphabet: Hebrew Samplers from North America and Northern Europe," The Harry G. Friedman Judaica Society 2020

"Timeless Flames: The Iconography of Roman Jewish Freedman Inscriptions," Association of Ancient Historians, 2016

Selected Continuing Education:

"SEAK Training: How to be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition & Trial" 2023

"British Furniture and Decorative Arts: A New Way of Seeing Old" Appraisers Association of America, 2021

"Collector Cars" Appraisers Association of America, 2020

"History of Jade" Appraisers Association of America, 2020

"Market Analysis: When, Where and How Much to Write" Appraisers Association of America, 2018

"Antiquities: Caveat Emptor" Appraisers Association of America, 2017

"Damage & Loss: Who and What You Need to Know" Appraisers Association of America, 2016

"Lecture Series: Judaica" Appraisers Association of America, 2016

"Advanced Issues in Appraising" Appraisers Association of America, 2014

Selected Publications:


Essays in Global Color History: Interpreting the Ancient Spectrum, ed. Rachael Goldman (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016).

Color-Terms and Social Context in Ancient Rome  (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013).

“Colorful Slaves in Plautus’ Comedy” in Essays in Global Color History: Interpreting the Ancient Spectrum, ed. Rachael B. Goldman (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2016)

“The Multicolored World of the Romans,” Glotta 91 (2015).

“Platonic Love,” Victoria Mondelli, ed., The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship and Sexuality through History, Vol. 3, The Early Modern Period  p.184-5 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007).

Fine Judaica: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 (Bonhams:  New York)



Taub, Ben. “The Real Value of the Isis Antiquities Trade.” The New Yorker December 4, 2015.

Kahn, Eve. “New Views on Judaica” The New York Times October 11, 2013 <http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/arts/design/josh-sapans-big-picture-on-group-photos-as-collectibles.html?from=arts&_r=0>

Schuessler, Jennifer. “Survivor Who Hate the Spotlight” The New York Times November 10, 2014   <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/11/arts/survivor-who-hated-the-spotlight.html?_r=0>