Specialists

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

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, 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

Estate Sales—Jane Gehrig

In Memoriam—Ellen Jenkins – Potomack will always be grateful to Ellen, who was part of the original team for our first auction through 2018. Her expertise and personality is missed every day.
Former Director of Decorative Arts for Potomack and Christie’s, New York

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.

1120 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314

703-684-4550 (tel) 703-684-4554 (fax)

info@potomackcompany.com

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