I have been an independent appraiser since 1980, providing full-time, full-service appraisals to private, public, and corporate clients nationwide. I also have been providing consultation services to private retail galleries, auctions, dealers, and consignment businesses, as well as curatorial services to private and public museums. I have additionally acted as a commissioned agent for private and corporate clients, including movie stars, elected congressmen and appointed White House cabinet officers, and nationally ranked Fortune 500 corporate leaders. At the local level, I have taught courses that I designed through community education programs on Finding American Antiques, and I have also designed classes that I have taught at the University of Virginia on Southern Material Culture, Construction Techniques of the First Five Periods of American Furniture, Finding Treasures at Auctions, Living with Antiques and Art, and Collecting American Art. In 2014, I was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to a five year term on the Citizen’s Advisory Council on Furnishing and Interpreting the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. I am completing the first ever documenting and appraisal of all the furniture and furnishings at the Mansion.
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