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Pat Rittenmeyer
ASA, AAA

Certification.

  • Appraisers Association of America, Inc. (AAA) – Certified Appraiser of Personal Property – Residential Contents, Furniture & Decorative Arts, American Southern Fine Art & Decorative Arts, Silver, American Southern Silver.
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA) – Senior Accredited in Personal Property:  Antiques and Decorative Arts.

Academic Background

  • Bachelors of Science, University of Utah, 1980
  • Master of Science in Administration, University of Utah, 1982
  • University of Maryland  / ISA Core Courses,
    •  Ethics, Business Practices, Communications
    •  Identification and Authentication, Research, Terminology, Report Writing
    •  Legal Aspects of Appraising, Case Studies, Expert Witness, IRS Report Writing
  • George Washington University, Smithsonian Institution & ASA Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts
    •  Introduction to Personal Property Valuation, The Sources of Value
    •  Personal Property Valuation Methodology, Research and Analysis
    •  Personal Property Valuation: Report Writing
    •  Personal Property Valuation: Appraisal Practice and Standards
    •  Appraising Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera
    •  Silver Identification: Markings
    •  18th & 19th Century French Furniture
    •  19th Century Decorative Arts
    •  American and European Pottery and Porcelain: 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries
    •  Victorian Porcelain
    •  Porcelain, Furniture, Silver and Fine Art during the Baroque Period in England. 2 weeks studying in London with Sotheby’s Auction House, Education Department
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winter Institute, 3 Week Intensive Study in Fine and Decorative Arts consisting of lectures, workshops and room studies
    •  Introduction to History of British American Colonies in the 18th Century
    •  17th C William & Mary Furniture
    •  Atlantic Conversations: Material Culture & the 18th Century City
    •  Queen Anne Furniture
    •  Craftsman’s Introduction to Windsor Chairs
    •  Rococo Influences in American Furniture
    •  “Who put the Rococo in American Furniture?”
    •  American Neo-classical Architecture
    •  Federal Furniture
    •  American Chairs of the Early Federal Period, 1790-1810: The Early Classical Style
    •  American Furniture in the Late Classical Revival Style
    •  Material Culture in American Society 1840 – 1900
    •  Pennsylvania German Painted Furniture
    •  Painted Furniture Tour
    •  The Art and Architecture of the Shakers
    •  Shaker Room StudiesTextile Production in Early America
    •  Upholstery Details of the 18th C
    •  “With My Needle I Wrought…” Early American Needlework
    •  Fashions and Functions in Early American Silver 1640 – 1860
    •  Non-Precious Metals
    •  English Ceramics
    •  Glass in Early America
    •  Understanding Glass Technology
    •  Handmade Paper for the Arts
    •  Landscape Images after the Civil War: Changing Tastes, Techniques & Audiences
    •  Print Workshop
    •  More Than Meets the Eye: Looking at Paintings With a Conservator
  • MESDA Summer Institute, 4 Week Intensive Study in Fine and Decorative Arts of the Low Country consisting of lectures, collection studies, workshops and a field trip to Charleston.
    •  Survey of Terminology and Period Characteristics
    •  Collection Studies, Textiles, Chesapeake Furniture, Low Country Furniture, Metals, Paintings, Ceramics, & Back Country Furniture
    •  Research Methods
    •  Woods, Tools and Technology
    •  The Three Regions
    •  South Carolina, A Social Portrait
    •  Material Culture
    •  Material Culture outside the Canon
    •  Products and Patrons of Thomas Elfe
    •  Artists in the Carolina Low Country
    •  Silver and Metals in the Low Country
    •  Charleston Furniture
    •  Rococo Architecture Carving
    •  “Did they really have slaves”
    •  Archaeology
    •  Charleston Furniture
    •  Education in the South
    •  Charleston’s Revolutionary Artisans
    •  Ceramic Production in the Low Country
    •  Charles FrazierTextiles in the Low Country
    •  Wood Identification
  • Master’s level course in French Decorative Arts, Paris, France – Parson’s School of Design, Musee Des Arts Decoratifs and Cooper Hewitt in the History of Decorative Arts – 2 weeks in June 2000
  • Antiques & Residential Contents – ISA Specialty Course, 1 Week Intensive Study Program, Atlanta Georgia
    •  Furniture: American, French, and English
    •  Ceramics: Pottery and Porcelain, American, English, Continental and Oriental
    •  American Glass
    •  Silver: American, English, Continental and Oriental
    •  Toys
    •  Dolls
    •  Vintage Fashions
    •  Garage
    •  Kitchen
    •  Prints
    •  Oriental
  • The Appraisal of Antique and Period Jewelry – ISA Specialty Course, One Week Intensive Study Program, Atlanta, Georgia
    •  Timeline and Circa Dating
    •  Hallmarks and Makers Marks
    •  Construction and Creation
    •  Pre 17th Century, Georgian, Victorian (Romantic, Grand & Aesthetic), Edwardian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Retro, and Cocktail Jewelry
    •  Cultural Cross Currents
    •  Accessories & Novelties
    •  Reproduction & Fakes
    •  Restored & Married Pieces
    •  Market Research
  • The Appraisal of Fine Art – ISA Specialty Course, 1 Week Intensive Study Program, San Antonio, Texas
    •  Paintings
    •  Sculpture
    •  Works on Paper – Intaglio, Relief, Planograph, Stencil and Giclee Prints
    •  Frames
    •  Conservation
    •  Authentication
    •  Identification and Market Research
    •  Japanese Prints
    •  Icons
    •  Animation Art
    •  Black and White Photography
    •  Spanish Colonial Religious Art

Continuing Education

  • The Appraisal Foundation, 2014-2015 Update Course, February 2014
  • “Prints & Paintings – Essential Knowledge”, Whitehall at the Villa, Chapel Hill, NC, July 19-20.  Seminar by Brenda Simonson-Mohle, ISA-CAPP.
  • Brunk Auctions Appraisal Seminar, Asheville NC, May 12-13, 2011.  Seminar focusing on American Furniture, Silver, Fabric & Fibers, Art, Oriental Rugs, Early American Clocks, Chinese Porcelains, and Chinese Jade.
  • Assets 2011, International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference, Nashville TN, February 2011
  • Fine Art Class, American Society of Appraisers at MESDA, October 14-16 2010 by Judith Vance, ASA.
  • Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Furniture Seminar,  “Mechanics, Masters, Builders, & Businessmen” Two day seminar on Making Furniture in the Early South, MESDA, February 2010.
  • The Fifth Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, Neighboring Voices: The Decorative Culture of Our Southern Cousins, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 2010.
  • Four Day Study Trip to Winchester, Virginia and the Valley of Virginia, MESDA, January 2010.
  • Everything Georgia, A two-day Symposium on the Griffin Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts of Georgia, Asheville, NC, May 2009.
  • Exploring Waldseemuller’s World, A two-day International Symposium on Cartography in the Age of Discovery held by the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Washington DC, May 2009.
  • Assets 2009, International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference, Charleston SC, March 2009
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) –  Successfully completed the 15-hour course and examination on USPAP, the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.  Completed February 2009 – Effective through February 2014.
  • Assets 2008, International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference, Baltimore MD, April 2008
  • 40th Tryon Palace Decorative Arts Symposium, March 2008, “Borrowed, Invented & Stolen”.
  • Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Furniture Seminar, February 2008. “The Finishing Touch” Two day seminar on Understanding Period Furniture Finishes.
  • International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference, Ft Worth TX, April 2007
  • Understanding Furniture Surfaces: Change over time, Winterthur, DE October 2006
  • Scottish Furniture Design, Mr. David Jones, Lecturer in Furniture History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, August 3-6, 2006
  • The Northern Ceramic Society, Summer School – Looking at the Evidence, University of Chester, England, August 8-13, 2006
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Line of Beauty Rococo Silver in England and It’s Colonies, International Symposium, October 2004
    •  A Perfect Storm:  London’s Cultural Climate and the Flowering of Rococo Silver
    •  From Germain to Auguste:  The English Taste for French Silver
    •  Patrons or Consumers?  Buying Rococo Silver in 18th century London
    •  “Quelque chose de beau et de bon gout” An English Silver-gilt Toilet Service of 1747 for Augustus III
    •  Evidence without Documents:  Patterns of Ornament in Rococo Silver
    •  Retooling for the Rococo:  Assembling the Complex Network of Talents, Skill, and Languages Necessary to Express the New Style
    •  The Verplanck Family Silver:  Fashion and Politics in Colonial New York
    •  Fit for a Gentleman’s Table:  Rococo Silver in Maryland
    •  Colonial Williamsburg, The De Witt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, panel discussion and hands on session
  • MESDA 2004 Gordon Conference, October 2004
    •  Creating a “Biography of Things” at Bacon’s Castle
    •  The Building Career of George Watson
    •  The Architectural Fortunes of Charles B. Clusky in Antebellum Savannah
    •  Accoutrements of Cultural Interaction:  Powder Horns of the Southern Back Country
    •  Virtue Leads and Grace Reveals:  Embroideries and Education in Antebellum Carolina
    •  Not Unmindful of the Sick and Wretched:  Slave Hospitals in Jamaica
    •  Domestic Disturbance and Street Satire in Jamaican John Canoe Festivals
    •  The Caribbean Board House:  A Historiographical Perspective and Suggested Methodology
    •  Men…of some influence in the city:  William and Washington Tcuk and Annapolis Cabinetmaking, 1795 – 1838
    •  Southern Capitols and New York Furniture:  Thomas Constantine & Co. in Washington and Raleigh
    •  The life of John Fisher:  The flight of a royalist and the plight of a cabinet-maker
    •  French Colonial Furniture in the Mississippi Valley
    •  Fancy and Fine, Plain and Simple:  Furnishings in Columbia and Richland County, South Carolina
    •  Just Very Plain:  Furnishings of Lexington County, South Carolina
    •  The South Carolina Silver Scene
    •  Columbia Silversmiths in Perspective
    •  Capturing Columbia:  The Landscape Painting of Eugene Dovillers
    •  Gustavus Grinewald’s Columbia at Mid Century
  • The Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP), New York University, June 2004.
  • ISA Annual Conference, April 2004
    •  IRS and the Appraiser
    •  How Do We Make Contacts in the Insurance Industry?
    •  Appraising Prints for the Generalist
    •  Southern Silver
    •  Identifying American Art Deco Furniture
    •  Southern Furniture
    •  African-American Art
    •  Identifying and Appraising Clocks
    •  Fake, Fantasy and Fraud in Civil War Memorabilia
  • MESDA Furniture Seminar – Fanciful& Functional The Art & Mystery of Painted Furniture, February 2004
    •  Painted Furniture for America’s First Garden Rooms, 1790 – 1825
    •  Painted Furniture of the Valley of Virginia
    •  Workshop:  Design, Construction and Ornament in the Painted Architectural Cupboards of the Eastern Shore
    •  Workshop:  Care and Conservation of Painted Surfaces in Antique Furniture
  • Appraiser’s Association of America Conference, Working Relationships:  Appraisers and Other Professionals, four day conference, New York, November 2003
    •  Overview of Recent Cases Involving Art Appraisals
    •  Ethics and the Appraiser
    •  Estate Planning and the Appraiser
    •  Overview of Estate Planning and the Appraiser
    •  Estates and Remainder Trusts
    •  Trade in Cultural Property
    •  The Impact of Terrorism on the Art Market
    •  The Appraisal Report:  Collaboration Among Professionals
    •  Regionalism and American Paintings
    •  What’s Hot? – What’s Not?
    •  Collectibles
    •  Silver – Fake Marks
    •  18th century Chinese Export Porcelain
    •  Part Time Appraiser – Part Time Consultant
    •  All About Appraising:  The Definitive Appraisal Handbook
    •  Sources for Comparables:  Suggested Resources
  • Pacific Coast Ceramics Seminar, three day seminar by The Northern Ceramic Society with Geoffrey Godden, September 2003
    •  What is Porcelain?
    •  Published Images and Other European Sources That Influenced English Ceramic Design
    •  Politics and Pots
    •  Mid-Eighteenth century English Porcelain – The First Fifty Years
    •  Bristol and Plymouth Porcelain
    •  Victorian Pottery and Porcelain
    •  What are Delftware, Stoneware and Creamware?
    •  English Earthenware and Porcelain in Colonial America
    •  Chinese Influences on English Ceramic Design
    •  London Decoration 1800 – 1830
    •  Worcester Porcelain
    •  Collecting Blue and White Porcelain
  • ISA Annual Convention, April 2003
    •  Appraising the Dream Garden Mosaic
    •  The World Trade Center: The Ultimate Damage Claim and Loss Case
    •  Art & Antiques World: Present and Future
    •  The Internet for Appraisers and Sellers
    •  Art Fraud, Misrepresentations & Gobbledygook
    •  Federal Furniture
    •  Identifying Unmarked Pottery
    •  Collecting Photographs in the New Millennium
    •  19th century Philadelphia Cabinetmakers
    •  1850 – 1940 American Paintings
    •  Art Nouveau jewelry
    •  Prints and Maps: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
  • MESDA Furniture Seminar “All the Branches of the Trade.” Survey of a variety of aspects of 18th century cabinetmaking, including design and layout, design sources, regional style, and furniture finishes. Participants closely studied examples of Charleston furniture in the MESDA collection. February 2003
  • Appraising Oriental Rugs by Sharon Kerwick, ASA, ISA, two day seminar through the Georgia Chapter of ISA, August, 2002
  • ASA Seminar, Thomas Jefferson – Charlottesville, VA, March 2002
  • MESDA Furniture Seminar – The Subject is: case Study Examining form, style, construction, reproduction, and conservation of case furniture (i.e. boxes of all sorts – desks, chests, drawers, cabinets, etc.) February 2002
    •  Charleston Case Furniture: Major groups of style found in Charleston, SC
    •  Scottish Case Furniture
    •  Workshop: Building Cases and Personal Spaces: 18th century shop technology in laying out and constructing the desk interior
    •  Workshop: “Case Goods Made to Order”: Reproducing a Krause Desk and Bookcase in the Old Salem collection.
    •  Workshop: Making a good case: A conservator’s insights into traditional case construction.
  • Williamsburg Antiques Forum, French Taste in Early America, 1 week – Colonial Williamsburg, February 2002
    •  French Arts and Manners
    •  The French Connection: Founding Fathers, Parisian Interludes and a New Scene of Style 1776 – 1815
    •  Rediscovering an American Icon: Houdon’s Washington
    •  American Women and French Fashion, 1780 – 1820
    •  Fripperies and Fops: 18th century British Satires of French Culture
    •  In the French Fashion: French Influence on English Metalwork, 1680 – 1760
    •  From Boston to Charleston: Huguenot Artisans in Colonial America
    •  French Furniture in the Mississippi Valley
    •  Huguenot Silversmiths and Their Influence in America, 1680 – 1760
    •  Elegant China Ware: The Taste for French Porcelain in America
    •  Emigres Artisans and Merchants and the Dissemination of French Modern Classicism in the Decorative Arts in Federal New York
    •  The Murray Sisters: A Closer Look at an 18th century Portrait through Conservation
    •  The French Connection: Wallpaper in the French Taste
    •  French Dining in America
    •  The Influence of French Classicism on Furniture-making in the Middle Atlantic
    •  In Search of Style: French Design Influences on American Interiors, 1850 – 1900
    •  Southern Furniture
  • Continental and English 19th century Furniture. 3 day class thru George Washington University Appraisal Studies Program, Washington, DC
  • ASA, Chapter 82, Appraising Oriental Rugs, Sharon Kerwick, March 22, 2001, 9-5
  • MESDA Furniture Seminar – Judgment, Taste & Skill of Upholstered Furniture – February 23-24, 2001
    •  Furniture Upholstery 1600-1800
    •  The Finishing Touch: Textiles for Historic Upholstery
    •  Historic Upholstery Restoration and Conservation Techniques
    •  Upholstered Furniture of the Moravians in North Carolina
  • 75 years of Collecting. 53rd Williamsburg Antique Forum – February 4-9, 2001
    •  The European Grand Tour: Forming the Connoisseur
    •  In Pursuit of Refinement: Charlestonians Abroad, 1740-1860
    •  Seventy-Five Years of Caring for Furniture
    •  Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and the Recognition of Folk Art in America
    •  Thomas Jefferson Speaks About His “Tour de France”
    •  Charles Wilson Peale and the Birth of the American Museum
    •  Scholarship and the Changing Market for Southern Decorative Arts
    •  Paul Mellon as a Collector of Americana Books and Manuscripts
    •  “We’re Going to Buy the Town”: Williamsburg and the Popularization of the Colonial Past, 1850-1930
    •  Cora Ginsburg: Addressing Collections. The Influence of a Pioneer Dealer in Costume and Textiles
    •  Paper Conservation: Extremely Up Close and Personal with Prints and Watercolors
    •  The Truth Lies Within: Furniture Fakes from the Chipstone Collection
    •  How Henry E. Huntington Got “The Goods”
    •  Wallace Nutting: A Search for New England’s Past
    •  “Road Trips and Treasure Hunts”: Some Early Collectors of Pennsylvania German Decorative Arts
  • Appraising Damage & Loss Claims, ASA Personal Property, Dallas, TX, January 26-27, 2001
  • Provenance and Due Diligence: A Workshop / Conference, An International Foundation for Art Research and New York University Collaboration, NYC
  • “Every native mechanical genius: Furniture of the Southern Back Country, MESDA February 2000
  • American Silver, 19th and 20th centuries: 1840 -1940. Two day symposium by D. Albert Soeffling
  • ASA Conference on Personal Property Appraising, New York City
    •  Estate and Donation Appraisals, Lecture by IRS representatives
    •  Damage/Loss Appraisals in the event of major Fire/Water and Contamination Loss and Likelihood of Litigation, Panel Discussion
    •  The Art News Media and Its Sources
    •  The New School of Social Research, Curator Lecture on the works of Jose Clemente Orozco
    •  The Forbes Collection, Curator Lecture
    •  Illustration House Gallery, Walt Reed, Director’s analysis of the market.
    •  Sotheby’s Auction House, Lecture by Leslie Keno, connoisseurship and characteristics of value and the auction market vs. the retail market
    •  New York Public Library, tour of art and special collection resources
    •  Morgan Library, curator tour of the Dahesh Museum exhibition
    •  Metropolitan Museum of Art, lecture by assistant curator, Peter Kenney, The American Decorative Arts Collection
    •  The Frick Collection, lecture on development of the collection and tour of the collection
    •  American Historical Picture Frames – Connoisseurship lecture by representative of Eli Wilner Gallery
    •  American Quilts, lecture by William Ketchum
  • Art & Enterprise, American Decorative Arts, 1825 – 1917, High Museum of Art, GA
    •  European Roots of American 19th century Furniture
    •  Charles L. Tiffany: The Legacy of Enduring Marketing through Excellence in Design
    •  International Expositions and the Decorative Arts: Americans Encounter the World
    •  American Silver
    •  American Ceramics
    •  American Revival Style Furniture
  • International Ceramics Seminar, London
    •  Scientific Analysis and 18th century Porcelain
    •  1799 – 1999 Two Hundred years of Collecting Asian Export Ceramics at the Peabody Essex Museum
    •  Princes, Harlequins, Kings and Shepherdesses: Ceramic Figures from the Baroque to the Neo-Classical
    •  Charles-Nicolas Dodin (1734-1803), First miniature painter at the Vincennes -Sevres Royal Porcelain Manufactory
    •  The Art of London’s Porcelain
    •  Transparent or Opaque Colors? The Introduction of Figurative Painting on Porcelain
    •  Capodimonte or Buen Retiro? Old Problems, New Conclusions
  • ISA Annual Convention
    •  Valuation of Personal Property for Estate and Gift Tax Returns – “From A Practitioner’s Point of view”
    •  Hallmarks: An Advanced class in reading, interpretation and identification
    •  Sevres Porcelain
    •  Appraising Pewter: Identifying American Pewter
    •  19th century Japanese Prints: “A Great Wave Of Information”
    •  After Ukiyo-E: Connoisseurship of 20th century Japanese Prints
    •  Valuing Fine Art and Artifacts collections “The Players and How They Affect The Appraisal Process”
    •  Painted Furniture in America
    •  Steuben Glass by Tom Dimitroff
    •  IRS Estate and Gift Tax
  • Repairing and Restoring Antiques by Bob Flexner, The Wood worker’s Guild of Georgia
  • The Art of Wood Inlay (plus)….MESDA
  • ASA, Personal Property Annual Conference
    •  The Imagery of Early Colonial Art: Evolution from an English tradition
    •  The Charleston Museum collections, including Charleston Silver
    •  Four schools of Charleston Cabinetmakers
    •  French Porcelain for Federal Tables
  • MESDA, 1998 Gordon Conference. New research in Southern Decorative Arts and Material Culture
    •  Searching Alabama for Material Culture: What we found and what it means to Southern research
    •  To be a Free Black Artisan in the antebellum south: The life of Cabinetmaker Thomas Day
    •  Simple Silver: Silverware by South Central Kentucky Silversmiths
    •  The Tuttle Muddle: An Investigation of a Kentucky Case on Case Furniture Group
    •  “In An Elegant Manner and On reasonable Terms”: Gabriel Allen’s Gravestones in Rhode Island and Charleston, SC
  • The Alexandria Forum, “Southern Furniture rediscovered”
    •  The Decorative Arts of Southwest Virginia
    •  The Kentucky Shakers and their furniture
    •  Furniture of the Chesapeake 1680 – 1830
  • Winterthur Museum and AAA, Deceit, Deception and Discovery: Recognizing and identifying fakes through the study of objects
    •  Scientific tests to determine fakes
    •  Fakes in ceramics
    •  Physical evidence of pre-industrial furniture
    •  Furniture workshop: Imposters at Winterthur
    •  Masterpieces from the Winterthur collection
    •  English ceramics
    •  Chinese Export Porcelain
  • ISA Annual Convention 1998
    •  The Value of Wildlife and Wildlife Artifacts
    •  Customs: Whose Value Does the Appraiser Use When Working With Customs?
    •  How to Research Heraldry
    •  Oriental Ceramics: Describing, Judging and Valuing
    •  Early American Silver
    •  Railroad Collectibles – Categories and Considerations
    •  19th Century Furniture & Renaissance Furniture – Anything New?
    •  Expert Witness
  • The Art & Mystery of Turned Furniture – MESDA, North Carolina
  • A Region of Regions: Cultural Diversity and the Furniture Trade in the Early South – Williamsburg Institute & The Chipstone Foundation, VA
  • Wood Identification Seminar – MESDA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Silver Seminar – Whitehall at the Villa by David Lindquist, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • ISA Annual Convention 1997
    •  18 th century Meissen
    •  Four Centuries of Chairs
    •  The Furniture of the American Classical Period
    •  The Right Frame
    •  Appraising Antique Advertising and Country Store Memorabilia
    •  Micro-Mosaics
    •  American and English Silver: The Same ? Different ? Does it matter?
    •  Decorative Objects of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
    •  Curbing Claim Costs
    •  Provenance and its effect on value
  • Sterling Qualities: British and American Silver 1670 – 1900 – Virginia Museum of Fine Art and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, VA
  • Furniture Seminar The Subject: Wood – MESDA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • AAA Personal Property Conference: Regional Aspects of Furniture and Decorative Arts of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Independent Research at MESDA, Furniture Library – High Point, North Carolina, High Museum Library, Atlanta Historical Society Library, Emory University Library, Fulton County Public Library, Atlanta College of Art Library and the Internet. Books, Studies in the Decorative Arts, Maine Antique Digest, The Art and Antiques Weekly, The Magazine Antiques, Silver Magazine, Art and Antiques, Art & Auction, Art news and results of Internet searches are a few sources of reading material.

Professional Experience

  • Appraisals, Brokering & Consultations
  • Co – Director, Antiques & Art Conference ‘97, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Article published in nationally recognized research publication
  • Researched, developed and taught numerous courses at the graduate and undergraduate level

Resources to Support Appraisal research

  • 2500 Volume Reference Library
  • ARTFACT, an online database of international auction results for fine & decorative arts which is continually updated
  • Art Price, an online database of International Fine art auction results which is continually updated
  • AskArt, an online database of American Art
  • P4A, an online database of auction results for fine & decorative arts which is continually updated
  • Knowledge of and skill in researching on the Internet

Memberships

  • AAA Inc. – Certified Member
  • ASA – Senior Accredited
  • MESDA
  • Winterthur Guild, Winterthur Museum
  • The English Ceramic Circle
  • The Northern Ceramic Society
  • New York Silver Society
  • American Cut Glass Society

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