Specialists


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 Spanis

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

European Works of Art—Frances McCord Krongard

Former director, European Sculpture, Works of Art & Tapestries Christie’s New York, Sotheby’s American Arts Course, Hollins University, BA English Literature and Art History

Decorative Arts—Pamela Cole

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

  • Native American Consulting Specialist—Linda Dyer

    Native American, Inuit and American West Specialist

Rugs, Carpets, Textiles & Toys—Marian Bishop

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

Jewelry—Stephen Silvia

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

Books and Manuscripts—Catherine Coldiron

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.