Pamela Cole

Decorative Arts Specialist

Former Director, Asian department, Christie’s, East; former Specialist, Hartman Rare Art. Columbia University with a double degree in Oriental Studies and Art History. Holds a degree in Law from Boston University School of Law.


Zachary Diaz

Decorative Arts Assistant

A scholar of American political history and popular culture, Zachary Diaz curated the auctions of the estates of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Colin Powell for the Potomack Company. A native of California, he moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue these interests. Zachary earned a BA from University of California, Los Angeles, and is a candidate for a graduate degree from The George Washington University.



Catherine Payling

Decorative Arts Business Manager

Former director of the rare books division of an East Coast gallery; former curator/director of Keats House Museum in Rome; expertise in authentication, conservation and preservation of manuscripts and other documents; Oxford University, BA/MA, English literature; awarded Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal in 2003.