The Potomack Team

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

  • Owner & CEO - Elizabeth Haynie Wainstein

    Sotheby’s, Christie’s, New York; fine art and antiques gallery, Washington, D.C.; director, George Washington University’s Appraisal Studies; Bachelor’s, Sweet Briar College; Master's, Sotheby's London

  • Director of Fine Arts - Anne Norton Craner

    Former curator, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; former Research Associate, European Paintings Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Master's, Ecole du Louvre, Paris; fluent, French and Spanish

  • Fine Arts Specialist - Colette Chipman

    Former fine arts specialist and consultant and decorative arts assistant, mid-Atlantic auction house; graduate, University of Mary Washington; Master's, art history, University of Notre Dame

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

  • Furniture Specialist - Matt Sturtevant
  • Former head, 19th Century Furniture Department, Christie's

  • Furniture Specialist - Nancy Smith Douglas
  • Former head, Arcade Furniture, Sotheby's New York; Bachelor of Arts, Art History and French, Wellesley College

  • Asian Works of Art - Pamela Cole

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

  • Asian Works of Art Assistant - Richelle Simon
  • Formerly with Tarisio Auctions, New York; fluent, Mandarin Chinese; Bachelor of Arts, Chinese Language and Art History, Trinity University; in process of Appraisal Certification, International Society of Appraisers

  • European Works of Art - Frances McCord Krongard
  • Former director, European Works of Art, Christie's, New York

  • Porcelain and Pottery - Ellen Jenkins

    Former director, Ceramics, Christie's, New York

  • Decorative Arts - Leigh Snitiker

    Former director, European and American Furniture and Decorations, mid-Atlantic auction house, Washington, D.C.

  • Americana Manager - Christine Messing

    Former assistant curator, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens; former consulting curator, Gunston Hall; former archivist, National Park Service

  • Native American - Consulting Specialist - Linda Dyer

    Native American, Inuit and American West Specialist, Antiques Roadshow

  • American Furniture and Decorative Arts - Janet Hutchison

    Master's, American Studies, Material Culture Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Doctorate, University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum; PhD, History of American Civilization; former Smithsonian fellow, led undergraduate and graduate courses in historic architecture and interiors

  • Textiles and Toys - Marian Bishop

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

  • Jewelry - Stephen Silvia and consulting specialists

    Former manager, fine & estate jewelry, Saks and Neiman Marcus, Chevy Chase, Md.; professional appraiser specializing in fine and estate jewelry; member, International Society of Appraisers

  • Rugs and Carpets - Consulting Specialists

Regional Representatives
Our regional staff is available to assist you in evaluating property for auction in our Washington, D.C., area gallery. Complimentary shipping available for qualifying consignments.

  • Baltimore Representative - Frances McCord Krongard

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

  • Charlottesville & Central Virginia Representative - Robin Stafford

    Graduate, Smith College; 25 years antiques business experience, New York and Virginia; former operations manager, Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery, Charlottesville, Va.

  • Greenwich, Conn., Representative - Suzanne Branch

    Sweet Briar College; the Sorbonne; New York School of Interior Design; chapter president, Colonial Dames XVIIC; board member, Israel Putnam House Association

  • New York City Representative - Matt Sturtevant
  • Former head, 19th Century Furniture Department, Christie's

  • Atlanta Representative - Courtney Ahlstrom Christy
  • Certified member, International Society of Appraisers; accredited member, Appraisers Association of America; Master's, Smithsonian Associates, history of decorative arts; Smithsonian National Museum of American History fellow; studied 20th century design, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

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