The Potomack Team

Our Specialists
We have a team of leading specialists and consultants to evaluate and sell your property.

  • Americana - Manager - Christine Messing

    former assistant curator, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens; former consulting curator, George Mason's Gunston Hall; former archivist, National Park Service

  • Asian Antiques - Pamela Cole

    former director, Asian department, Christie's, East; former specialist, Hartman Rare Art, Inc.

  • Books, Manuscripts, Maps, Autographs, Photographs and Memorabilia - Monika Schiavo

    former director of auction house books division for 5 years; Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD; a Certificate in Appraisal Studies from New York University; Master's Degree from the Smithsonian’s History of Decorative Arts program

  • European Works of Art, Sculpture and Tapestries - Frances McCord Krongard
  • former director, European works of art, Christie's, New York

  • Fine Arts - Anne Norton Craner

    former research associate, European Paintings Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art for 14 years; former curator, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Master's Degree from Ecole du Louvre, Paris

  • Furniture and Appraisals - Todd Sigety
  • former president, International Society of Appraisers; certified member of
    the International Society of Appraisers; IRS qualified and USPAP tested
    and qualified; editor of the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies

  • Furniture and Decorative Arts - Elizabeth Haynie Wainstein

    Potomack’s founder and CEO is Elizabeth Haynie Wainstein, who started her auction career on the business side of Sotheby’s and became a specialist at Christie’s, New York. After moving to the Washington, D.C. area, she opened a fine art and antiques gallery while serving as director of George Washington University’s Appraisal Studies. She graduated from Sweet Briar College and holds a Master's Degree from Sotheby's London

  • Native American - Manager - Christine Messing

    former assistant curator, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens; former consulting curator, George Mason's Gunston Hall; former archivist, National Park Service

  • Native American - Consulting Specialist - Linda Dyer

    Native American, Inuit and American West Specialist, Antiques Roadshow

  • Porcelain and Pottery - Ellen Jenkins

    former director, Ceramics, Christie's, New York

  • Textiles and Toys - Marian Bishop

    former manager, Tapisserie, London; former manager, The Washington Dolls' House & Toy Museum, Washington, DC

  • Jewelry: Various consultants

  • Rugs and Carpets: Various consultants

  • Our Regional Representatives

  • Baltimore, MD Representative - Frances McCord Krongard

    former director of European works of art, Christie's, New York

  • Greenwich, CT Representative - Suzanne Branch

Our specialists can be contacted by emailing consign@potomackcompany.com or by calling our Gallery at 703-684-4550.