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Case Antiques to hold appraisal fair for East Tennessee PBS


Top appraisers will be on hand at the East Tennessee PBS appraisal fair to determine the value of your treasures or yard sale finds. The event will be conducted by Knoxville-based Case Antiques, a leading art gallery for investment quality art and antiques.

On April 13th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cherokee Mills, you can find out how valuable your treasures are. There is a $10 fee for each item appraised. Bring fine art, furniture, pottery, silver, folk art, musical instruments, toys, Civil War, autographs, Asian, jewelry, books and more.

Cherokee Mills is located at 2240 Sutherland Avenue, Knoxville TN 37919.

Appraisers include:

Lark Mason is a renowned expert in Chinese art and antiquities. He is also an author, appraiser, independent curator, educator, and art consultant. He has regularly appeared since 1996 on the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where he specializes in Asian works of art. He worked with Sotheby’s, New York, from 1979-2003, where he was an appraiser, Senior Vice President in the Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions. At Sotheby’s he evaluated collections including those of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and many others. In 2003, he launched iGavelauctions.com, an international art auction company with regional associates in most major metropolitan areas of the United States, and in Europe and Asia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University.

John Case is the owner, founder and president of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals. He has over 20 years experience researching and evaluating American antiques and art, with a specialization in early Southern decorative arts. John is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). He is a graduate of Duke University, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course and exam, and a museum graduate course sponsored by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Wake Forest University. John has given lectures on Southern material culture at MESDA and the William King Regional Arts Center, appraised for the television show Treasures In Your Attic, and served as a contributing editor for the Frist Museum’s 2006 Art of Tennessee exhibit in Nashville. In 2012 he was appointed to the board of the Tennessee Executive Residence Preservation Foundation. Specialties include fine art, southern pottery, southern furniture, southern textiles, silver, folk art, Native American, Civil War, and general decorative arts.

Sarah Campbell Drury is Vice President of Decorative Arts for Case Antiques Inc., Auctions & Appraisals, and an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) practicing in the areas of fine art, antiques, and residential contents. Her particular areas of interest include silver, samplers, and Southern paintings. Sarah is a graduate of David Lipscomb University and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice course and exam. In her fifteen years of appraising, she has also authored numerous articles on antiques and the art and antiques market for numerous publications, including The Magazine Antiques, Maine Antique Digest, Silver Magazine, and AntiqueWeek newspaper. Harold Smiddy is an appraiser with over 40 years of experience including importing and exporting Fine Art and Antiques worldwide. He has owned and operated Sequoyah Antiques as well as other establishments in Knoxville for over 40 years. He also provided antiques, artifacts and design for hundreds and hundreds of Ruby Tuesday’s group of worldwide restaurants for over 35 years and provides consulting for Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals. Specialties include Fine Art, American & European furniture, rugs, porcelain, and general decorative arts.

Scott Bishop is an appraiser and dealer of antiques and art with over 40 years experience. Scott also holds a Masters Fine Arts in painting and design. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Pellissippi State Community College for over 10 years. Specialties include silver, porcelain, jewelry, glass, American furniture, mid century decorative arts, and fine art.

Mary Jo Case is an appraiser and dealer of Southern and American antiques with over 40 years experience. She owns Anchor Antiques in Kingsport. Specialties include Southern pottery, Southern folk art, Southern textiles, Southern furniture, jewelry, and general decorative arts.

Len DeRohan is an appraiser and researcher for Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals and has also worked at Winterthur Museum and Stuart Kingston Gallery in Wilmington, DE. She has a BA in Art History from UNC Chapel Hill, was a Summer Fellow at The Cooper Hewitt Museum in NY, and completed the prestigious Sotheby's Works of Art year-long program in London, England. She has pursued continuous education training through courses with The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Whitehall Antiques in Chapel Hill, NC and The International Society of Appraisers. Specialties include jewelry, sterling silver, paintings and prints, porcelain, and oriental rugs.

Malcolm Rogers is an Architect with Barber McMurry architects in Knoxville with a keen interest in Tennessee and Southern history. Malcolm has served as president of Knox Heritage and on the board of directors of the East Tennessee Historical Society. He is currently on the acquisitions committee for the Museum of East Tennessee History located in the East Tennessee History Center in downtown Knoxville. Specialties include Civil War and regional antiques and artifacts.

John Coleman has operated used and rare book shops in Knoxville continuously for over 21 years including the Kingston Pike Book Shop, Old City Book Shop, and The Book Eddy. In 2011, he opened Central Street Books on N. Central in Knoxville. He is a member of Independent Online Booksellers Association and the Tennessee Antiquarian Booksellers' Association. Specialties include books, documents and vinyl records.

Published March 25, 2013

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