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 Spanish

  • Assistant Cataloguer—Isabelle Craner

    Assists Fine Art Director researching and cataloging paintings, drawings, and prints; Bachelor of Arts in history, King’s College London, thesis Isabella d’Este

Furniture and Decorative Arts Manager—Samantha Minshull

MA, Brandeis University; former Appraisal and Auction Services Representative, Skinner Inc., Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) certification 

  • Furniture Specialist—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—Nancy Smith Douglas

    Former head, Arcade Furniture, Sotheby’s New York; Bachelor of Arts, Art History and French, Wellesley College

  • Furniture Specialist—Matt Sturtevant

    Former head, 19th Century Furniture Department, Christie’s

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

Fashion—Emma Cullen

The Business  Team


Client Services—Kira Greene

Buyer Accounts and Services—Tom Coward

Operations Administrator—Natasha Clark

Inventory Management and Photography:

  • Sergio Salcines

  • Charlie Craner

  • Jorge Asato Jimenez

  • Pat Gaffney

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.