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19/20th C. American/European Art

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Christopher Wise Specialist

Christopher Wise is the Director of the Great Estates and Coins & Currency departments. Mr. Wise is also the Specialist for Firearms and Militaria, Ephemera, and Silver as well as an auctioneer for Rago. He began buying and selling antique tools, coins, currency, firearms, ephemera and silver while in his early twenties and joined Rago in 2006 as a Junior Specialist in the Silver department. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association, The Silver Society and the American Numismatics Society.

Sebastian Clarke Specialist

Sebastian Clarke directs Estate Services at Rago and serves a Specialist in Furnishings and Decorative Arts. He was born in Wales and hails from a family of art experts, including both his parents. Arriving in the U.S. in 1995, he worked as an apprentice restorer and art handler for Simon Parkes Art Conservation. He began his career in auctions at C.G. Sloane, served as a Specialist in the European Furniture department at Sotheby’s, as Director of the English and Continental furniture department at Freeman’s and at Doyle New York as a Senior Vice-President and Director of the English and Continental Furniture and Decorations department. Mr. Clarke is an auctioneer and an expert appraiser in multiple categories including Furniture, Decorative Arts, Sculpture and Metalwork and Silver for the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.

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