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David J. Goldberg: An Appraiser You Can Trust

The South’s Most Trusted Appraiser Now Serves The Entire United States


Knowledge of art and design was David J. Goldberg’s legacy. His father, the late Morton Goldberg was among New Orleans’ first generation of auctioneers. As a youngster, David was included in the process of appraisals and auctions.

As a college student, he majored in history at Columbia University in New York City. He went on to graduate studies at the University of North Carolina and LSU. Eventually, partnering up with his father, he shepherded thousands of antiques over the threshold, through the cataloging process and to the podium. When the auction house went out of business, he taught classes on antiques at Tulane.

Today he is president of The Appraisal Group. His community service includes helping establish the Louisiana Auction Board. He was a co-founder of the WYES Public Television and Digital Media Auction and frequently donates his time to be an appraiser at the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Antiques Fair.

He has also served as President of The Exchange Club of New Orleans, a national organization devoted to the prevention of child abuse.

David holds degrees from Columbia University, the University of North Carolina and LSU. While studying American history at LSU, Goldberg authored “The Jews of Dryades Street, New Orleans, 1920—1925.”

He taught a course in antiques at Tulane University for 13 years and has lectured at the University of New Orleans, Santa Fe Community College, in Gainesville, FL, and Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans.

Mr. Goldberg is a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.