David Carlton Eldridge, ASA, ISA

The Beachway Building
Eldridge Appraisals Inc.
3301 Bonita Beach Road Suite 213
Bonita Springs, FL. 34134

(239) 598-2225

David C. Eldridge, ASA, ISA

David C. Eldridge, ASA, ISA, MRICS is a former museum director and curator with over 40 years experience appraising art, antique, silver, porcelain and personal property. Mr.Eldridge is a specialist in American & European paintings, prints, sculpture, antiques, silver, porcelains and other objects of virtue.

Mr. Eldridge is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers since 1985, a Member of the International Society of Appraisers, a Member of the Appraisers Association of America since 1983 and is fully USPAP Compliant.


American, English and European furniture, glassware, porcelain, paintings, prints, silver, sculpture and other decorative arts of the 18th to 20th century. Residential contents and general personal property of the 19th to the 21st century.


Post Graduate Studies
USPAP and ASA recertification seminars and classes.

Masters of Fine Arts
1973-74  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

University of Denver, Denver, CO.

Bachelor of Fine Arts
1969-71  Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.

Springfield College in Illinois, Springfield, IL.

Current & Previous Positions

Eldridge Appraisals Inc. (Eldridge Appraisal Services, LLC), Naples, Bonita Springs,  FL. Appraiser.

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA., Executive Director.

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN., Curator.

Nature Science Park, Winston-Salem, NC., Curator.

Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, IL. Graduate Assistant.

University of Denver, Denver, CO., Graduate Assistant.

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL., Preparator.

Biographical References

Who’s Who in the World

Who’s Who in America.

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest


International Society of Appraisers

American Society of Appraisers-Senior Member certified since 1985.

American Society of Appraisers-Southwest Florida Chapter President 1988, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2002 & 2004.

American Society of Appraisers-Personal Property Committee Member.

Appraisers Association of America-Member since 1983.

Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) since 2009.


A.G. Edwards & Sons Trust Company

AIG Private Client Group

Bank of America-Trust Department

Bank of Boston, Trust Department

Bessemer Trust Company of Florida

The Bank of Boston-Trust Services

The Bank of New York-Trust Department

Bank One Trust Department

Brown Brothers Harriman Trust Co

Chemical Bank Florida

Comerica Bank & Trust

Federal Deposit Insurance Company

Fiduciary Trust Company International

Fifth Third Trust Company

Firstar Capitol Trust

First National Bank of Chicago-Trust Dept

First National Trust Company

Fleet Investment Services

Florida Department of Financial Services

Florida National Bank-Trust Department

Founders National Trust Bank

Huntington National Bank

Internal Revenue Service

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Key Trust Company of Florida

Manufactures Bank and Trust

Marshall & Ilsley-Trust Company

Marsh USA Inc.

Merrill Lynch Trust Company

Northern Trust Bank

National City Trust Company

New York Private Bank & Trust

PNC Trust Company of Florida

National Trust Company

Shawmut National Trust Company

State Street Global Advisors

SunTrust Bank

United States Marshals Service

United States Trust Company

Wells Fargo Bank