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Sebastian
Clarke

Senior Vice President / Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts / Estate & Appraisal Services

Sebastian Clarke is a Senior Vice President at Doyle and a Specialist in Furniture and Decorative Arts.  For many years, he organized Doyle’s auctions of English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts, provided estate appraisals of important estates and collections, and served as an auctioneer for the firm.

In addition to his years at Doyle, Mr. Clarke has vast experience in the auction world having worked at Sotheby’s in New York, Freeman's in Philadelphia, C.G. Sloan & Co. in Rockville, Maryland, and Rago Auctions in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Born in Wales, Mr. Clarke hails from a family of art experts, including both of his parents. He moved to the United States in 1995 and began his career at the renowned Manhattan studio of Simon Parkes Art Conservation.

Mr. Clarke sits on the board of directors of the Appraisers Association of America and is also a USPAP compliant certified member of the Appraisers Association. He is a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, a WGBH production televised nationwide on the PBS network, and is a highly sought-after charity auctioneer.