Appraising YourTreasured Collections, presented by Deba Gray, founder of Gray’s Auctioneers. With more than twenty years’ experience as a generalist in appraising fine art and antiques, Ms. Gray has appraised collections and estates for private clients, museums, major corporations, donors, and dealers throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. She worked at Sotheby’s in New York, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago and Wolf’s Auction Gallery in Cleveland.
Whether you collect them or inherit them, how do you put a price on those cherished pieces of porcelain, rich embroidery and beautiful textiles, paintings by Hungarian artists, and those handmade folk art objects? The lecture will coincide with the opening of the Museum’s new Exhibit“The Sebő Collection of Paintings, Porcelain and Textiles.” Steven and Eva Sebő have donated some of their precious possessions of paintings, porcelain, art objects and textiles. This exhibit compiles some of the most exquisite pieces – paintings by Neogrady, Karpathy and others; porcelain by Herend and Zsolnay; and handmade folk embroidery and textiles. Ms. Gray will use some of the items from this exhibit in her lecture to demonstrate the appraisal process.