Jan Gerald Milner moved to North Carolina from London in 1990, where he had served as an art appraiser, private dealer and fine art consultant in the field of fine art including antiques, paintings, drawings, and decorative arts for over thirty five years.
The son of a career diplomat, Milner studied art history and painting at the American University in Washington, DC and at the Courtault Institute of Art in London, England. He worked for the auction house of WC Schoopmann and Sohn in Hamburg, Germany. Then he joined the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC as assistant to the curator from 1961-1964. After moving back to London he worked for and eventually was made a director of the WH Patterson Gallery. The gallery specialized in Dutch and English 19th century pictures. He has organized exhibitions of 18th century French drawings and also worked with Old Master 18th and 19th century European paintings and drawings. Milner is working on a catalogue raisonne of paintings of the French 19th century painter Henri Regnault. He has written for the Jewish Chronicle, London, "How to Invest in Antiques", and appeared on television in a number of programs on Art Investments.
His curatorial expertise has resulted in sales of works to such institutions as the National Portrait Gallery London, and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. He has placed pictures and works of art in many museums, private collections and institutions worldwide. Milner has recently appraised works of art for important landmarks including the "Mustangs of Los Colinas" in Irving, TX.
Memberships include Appraiser's Association of America, Inc., International Foundation for Art Research and the American Association of Museums.
Susan Milner, is president of Fine Art Services/Fine Art Appraisal Services, LLC., established in North Carolina in 1994. She has over twenty-five years experience in the art field as well as extensive experience working in Europe.
As a Accredited Appraiser with the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) in Personal Property/Fine Arts. Susan Milner has successfully passed and is current with the ISA's mandatory Recertification Program and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice course requirements.
Our firm specializes in American and European paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photographs, assists collectors, corporations and museums worldwide in the acquisition and sale of works of art. We have also participated in the Antiques Roadshow and various fund raising activities through the Mint Museum and the American Heart Association.
Jennifer McGuire (AAA)
Jennifer has a commitment to completing appraisal assignments of all sizes with a high level of personal involvement, knowledge, and professionalism. She begins all projects by establishing a rapport with the client, determining their goals clearly, and professionally cataloging all works, in order to support the client's appraisal, curatorial or marketing objectives.
Over the years Ms. McGuire has appraised personal property for individuals for insurance, estate and resale purposes. Items include general household contents, such as fine art (paintings, prints and sculpture), furniture, silver, ceramics, Oriental carpets, antiques and other collectibles. Fifteen years experience as a sales consultant and appraiser of music and music related ephemera for a London export company. She is currently a member of the exhibition staff at Roland Auctions, NYC.
Ms. McGuire completed her Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. She continues to take appraisal course work at NYU and the Appraisers Association of America, to enhance her connoisseurship of fine and decorative art and to keep abreast of all IRS regulations and industry standards. She has successfully completed the 2016-2017 Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)*. She is a member of the Appraisers Association of America.
Jennifer McGuire’s memberships include:
College Art Association
Vassar College Art Museum
Member and Visitor Services Staff at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Jayne Schultz, G.G (GIA)
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America (on campus) 2003
GIA Certificate in Jewelry Design, 2003
Member, Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA board member since 2003)
National board member WJA Scholarship Fund, Grant Chair 2009-2011
Member GIA Alumni Association
World Jewelry Center, sales consultant 2007-2008
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