Anne Igelbrink started her firm so she could combine her deep knowledge and passion for works of art with her desire to give clients thoughtful, unbiased advice. As a wholly independent advisor and appraiser, Anne acts solely on your behalf and in your best interest, with utmost transparency and discretion.
Anne spent several years working at leading regional auction houses before a long career with Christie’s. There, she conducted appraisals for all North and South American clients before joining the European Furniture department where she eventually became head specialist. She’s had the privilege of working on some of the world’s top collections as well as the pleasure of finding extraordinary objects hiding in plain sight.
Since 2002, Anne has appraised or sold virtually every major collection with decorative arts that has come on the US market, including the Ann and Gordon Getty Collection, the Estate of David Rockefeller ($835.1M), The Estate of Jayne Wrightsman, and Property from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as several renowned private collections. She set a world record price for a piece of walnut furniture, identified a rare Chinese porcelain vase donated to a church fundraiser that fetched a six figure price at auction, and discovered works by Thomas Chippendale.
Anne’s extensive background as both a senior specialist and an appraiser gives her significant firsthand experience with the entire spectrum of the appraisal and sale process. It is unique within the industry and informs every aspect of how she works with clients. Anne is equally aware of the potential issues facing an appraisal and how to address them as she is of how to evaluate, market and sell an entire collection.
She approaches works with both connoisseurship and a keen commercial eye, and her years of working internationally with buyers and sellers has led to longstanding relationships with a global network of experts and resources. Her clients range from philanthropists to beginning collectors, trust and estate professionals, wealth management advisors and family offices, interior designers, institutions and insurers.
Anne Igelbrink is a Certified Member, Appraisers Association of America, (AAA) and is Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), compliant through October 2024. She appeared as an appraiser from 1999-2015 on PBS television’s Antiques Roadshow and has been a sought-after lecturer at museums and cultural institutions around the country. Anne is a graduate of Wellesley College, has a diploma from the Attingham Royal Collections Studies Course and is a member of the Furniture History Society.