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—Fred La Violette

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

Books, Decorative Arts and Furniture Assistant—Zachary Diaz

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

Fashion—Emma Cullen

The Business  Team


COO—Payne Edington

Client Services—Kira Greene

Buyer Accounts and Services—Tom Coward

Consignor Accounts and Services—Jennifer Epley

Inventory Management—Sergio Salcines

Photography—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.