National Estate Sale Conference

It is Monday morning and I am getting ready to leave for Chicago and the 2015 National Estate Sale Conference. This is the third year for the fast-growing conference and I am honored to be giving two presentations over the three day conference.  In my first presentation Identifying, Examining, and Comparing English and American Period Furniture I will discuss terminology, including historical periods, stylistic periods, monarchs, and cabinet makers of period American and English furniture. Through side-by-side slide comparisons of English and American pieces of furniture, he will review the various stylistic periods and contrast form and characteristics of English and American period furniture.

My second presentation is a workshop based upon the first presentation and going deeper into the analysis of English/American furniture identification and, also encouraging participation and discussion from those attending the workshop. If you have attended any of our AW Good, Better, Best Appraiser Workshops you know how I enjoy these types of programs, group participation, and discussions, as we all learn from the various contributions and situations.

From what I understand the conference is at near capacity and may well have sold out with over 260 attendees expected at the Chicago Hilton. Click HERE to review the program. The conference is organized by Estatesales.net, one of the largest online platforms for estate sales.

In addition, the International Society of Appraisers will be exhibiting at the National Estate Sale Conference, and I will be manning the booth during the course of the conference.   We will be showcasing some of ISA new educational programs, marketing materials, and member benefits. If you are attending, please stop by.

I will be posting from Chicago both on the conference and the art market. It is an important week as the London Post-War and Contemporary sales are Tuesday (at Christie's) and Wednesday (at Sotheby's).

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