About the Appraiser

 


Seen on TV, author of several books and formerly an appraiser on 
the PBS's series Antiques Roadshow,
Paul is one of the most sought
after appraisers of fine art, antiques & collectibles in the country.

His 45 years of experience is unparalleled from selling antiques as a little boy in his family business to appraising paintings valued over $6 million dollars.

His services include:
Appraisals, Consignment, Outright Purchase, Estate Cleanouts, Auctions, Representation at Auction,
Consignments, Museum Consultations,
Speaking & Corporate Events

978-660-5678 / appraisalday@gmail.com

Full bio:
Paul is a nationally known appraiser, author, auctioneer and gallerist.  A philosopher by training, he graduated Clark University in Worcester, MA, studied at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and attained a Master's Degree from Claremont University in California.
After school he worked for a major Boston Gallery dealing in 20th century design before moving to Skinner Auctioneers as an appraiser and auctioneer setting several world records. It was at this time he volunteered as an appraiser for the first taping of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.  He is the author of Mission Furniture and Fireworks: New England Art Pottery of the Arts and Crafts Movement.  He has published several artist catalogs and many auction catalogs.  With over 45 years of experience, he has owned galleries on Newbury Street in Boston, Rockport, MA and central Massachusetts.  He is currently by appointment only in Salem, MA but easy reachable online. During this time, he has represented and appraised collections valued at over $10 million dollars and individual items valued at $6 million dollars.  He has represented several artist estates including a sale in which 750 paintings were sold successfully in a single day.  He is an authority in several categories including fine art, Americana, Folk Art, Arts and Crafts Period, Modernism, Photography and Collectibles.  He has sold several works setting record prices along with placing major works of art in museums including a John Singleton Copley portrait.


John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
oil on canvas

He has lectured and held appraisal events at museums, historical societies and across the United States and was recognized for his contributions to the National Auctioneers Association.  His evens have raised over $100,000 for charitable organizations.  His memberships have included the National Auctioneers Association, Massachusetts Auctioneers Association, American Art Pottery Association, Ephemera Society of America and the Appraisers Association of America.  He has supported the New England Museum Association and has been an affiliate member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Estate Planning Council and several other professional associations.
He is a Masters Circle member of the Salem Arts Association.

Estate appraisals, consignment and cleanout services available.  Please inquire.

To receive an appraisal or inquire about his services please contact:

978-660-5678 / appraisalday@gmail.com

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