About Us

About DMFA

The Appraisal Foundation of Washington, DC recognizes only USPAP (Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice) Certified Appraisals which sets the standards for the IRS and the Insurance Industry. As a Certified Appraiser via the AAA (Appraisers Association of America) based in New York City, Ms. Minotti assists clients: Estate Planners, Realtors and Individuals and/or their families with Inventories and Appraisals of general household contents as well as fine art, decorative art, antiques, and collectibles. Liquidation services are also offered whether it be consignments of collections or entire contents via Estate Sales as well as private sales to Dealers and Collectors locally as well throughout the East Coast plus internet sales nationally and internationally.


Clients in gated communities and within condo associations that prohibit estate sales are provided with an alternative sales plan. Contents can be transported and staged in another location whether it be residential or commercial setting.

DinanaMinottiAvatarMs. Minotti is also an IRIS (Interior Redesign Industry Specialist) Certified Stager & ReDesigner displaying those talents when staging homes for resale as well as the staging of contents in an estate sale plus redesign services for those looking for a refreshing look by utilizing items already found in the home.

Diana Minotti Fine Art is a woman-owned business established in the New York City Metropolitan Area in 1993. The business began as a Fine Art Service assisting Architects, Interior Designers and Facility Managers in Art Acquisition, Framing, Delivery, Lighting, Mounting and Installation for corporate, institutional, hospitality and retail clientele. There were small bank branch projects that were completed in a few weeks to large scale hotel, hospital and corporate headquarter projects that were planned and implemented in one to two years. Back in the early '90's in times of a down economy Appraisal and Liquidation services flourished so Ms. Minotti became certified and continues to remain current with IRS and Insurance industry regulations and laws by attending annual conferences and the certification process every five years.

Diana Minotti and her husband Perry relocated to Palm Coast, Florida in 2005 with their son, Joseph to be near family. After settling in and enjoying their custom built home, Diana began to explore and participate in many community organizations starting with the Palm Coast Mom's Meetup Group and the Italian-American Social Club, the Palm Coast Flagler/Found. of Art and Entertainment and the Flagler County Art League. She became an avid visitor of the Flagler County Public Library, Flagler Auditorium as well as the city (Holland Park and Sesame Park) and county parks (Washington Oaks and Princess Place Preserve) and beaches (Flagler Beach and Jungle Hut). Ms. Minotti was thrilled to find places of significant historical merit such as Fort Matanzas, Bulow Plantation, Marineland and the Florida Agricultural Museum. Excited to learn through the Palm Coast Historical Society and the Flagler County Historical Society interesting facts about the beginnings of Bunnell, Espanola, Favoretta, Flagler Beach, the Hammock and Palm Coast.

As eager to learn about her new surroundings Diana is as enthusiastic in educating the community. Back in New York Ms. Minotti was an Adjunct Art Professor conducting classes in the foundations of drawing, painting and art history.

Today with no corporate clients in reach, Diana has found a new niche - Estate Sales utilizing all of her curatorial skills in Inventory, Appraisal, Staging, Marketing, Sales, and Liquidation. With great respect and professionalism, Ms. Minotti and her experienced and courteous staff treat family's possessions with ultimate care and provide important guidance of proper liquidation whether through an estate sale, private dealer, auction or eBay sales. This service has been a wonderful resource to Realtors, Estate Planners and especially to family members who reside out of town and don't have the ability to handle the liquidation of contents of a home nor the preparation of selling a home.

Decluttering, Staging, Cleaning, and Repairs as well as Relocation and Liquidation Services are available. All of these service fees can be deducted from the Estate Sale proceeds without out of pocket expenses from the homeowner, Executor or family members.

Diana would love to relaunch her Art Appreciation Slide Lecture Series for area Collectors and Dealers which was a very successful program in New York followed with related tour services which were also popular for she was a licensed NYC Tour Guide conducting Luxury Limousine Guided Art Tours each tailored to a client's interests.

Come and visit an Estate Sale presented by Diana!