Minnick Appraisal Service




Margaret Minnick is an experienced lecturer. Having taught lecture courses for over twenty years, she is able to provide entertaining and informative lectures on a wide variety of topics. She’s been told she has a good sense of humor, which may or may not be true, but she loves the objects and ideas she discusses so lectures are always lively.

Most audiences appreciate a lecture that combines historical context with present day market analysis. Margaret Minnick creates lectures that explain the objects and their era as well as explaining current auction values for the works of art or object. Current values always give a present day jolt to history!

A sampling of topics:

  • Studio furniture of George Nakashima, Sam Maloof and their successors.
  • Mid-century modern architecture, design, and furnishings (Bauhaus influence, Eames, Hans Wegner)
  • Wiener Werkstätte and the Vienna Succession
  • Victorian decorative arts in England, France, Germany or America
  • Georgian design in 18th century England and America
  • American decorative arts topics of all sorts: 17th century to the present
  • French furniture of the 17th and 18th century (from Louis XIV and Versailles, Louis XV rococo, and Louis XVI neoclassicism)

$250-$500 per lecture, depending on length

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