Meet COURTNEY

Courtney Ahlstrom Christy is a fine art and antiques appraiser based in Dallas and Atlanta. With a bachelor’s degree in fine art history and a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts, she has in-depth knowledge when investigating the value and past life of objects. In addition, she is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers, an Accredited Member of the Appraisers Association of America, and in compliance with The Appraisal Foundation guidelines. Along with an education in the arts, Courtney has worked in museums, galleries, and auction houses, all of which have provided great opportunities to examine works ranging from the antique to the contemporary closely.

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Education

SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES / Corcoran College of Art, Washington D.C.

  Masters in the History of Decorative Arts (2012)

University College Cork, cork city, Ireland

  Bachelors of Arts, with an Art History major and Spanish minor (2009)

Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

   Semester in 20th Century Design (2009)

Courses / Workshops

International Society of Appraisers, chicago & toronto

  Core Course in Appraisal Studies

  Personal Property 15-Hour USPAP Course

  Asian Studies including Japanese Prints and Asian Ceramics 

  Personal Property 7-Hour USPAP Update Course

New York UNIVERSITY, Continuing EDUCATION

   Ethical and Legal Aspects of Appraising

Appraisers association of america, NEw York

   Appraisal Theory and Methodology

   Elements of a Correctly Prepared Appraisal

Winterthur museum Institute, delaware

   Intensive Two Week Study of American Decorative Arts 

Whitehall Antiques Seminars, Chapel Hill

   Silver Basics, Prints and Paintings, and Wood Identification 

   Appraising Clocks, American Country Furniture, and Georgian Furniture

GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, DISTANCE EDUCATION

  Accredited Jewelry Professional Certificate  (Jewelry, Colored Stones, and Diamond Essentials)

Alliance Française, Atlanta  

   French Language Course 101

University of Salamanca, Spain

   Spanish Study Abroad Program, High Honors

ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART

   Art Studio Summer Courses, Focus in Painting and Drawing

Classical american homes preservation trust

   Seminar in Fakes, Forgeries, and Reproductions  

conferences / symposiums

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS Conference

  Annual Appraisal Conferences (Chicago, Philadelphia, and Fort Worth) 

foundation for aprraisal education

  "Frauds, Fakes, and Forgeries in the Decorative and Fine Arts" hosted by Freeman's Auctioneers (Philadelphia)

henry D. green symposium of decorative arts

  "Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular" hosted by the University of Georgia (Athens)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

heritage auctions

  Senior Personal Property Appraiser (Dallas)

Ahlstrom appraisals llc

  Personal Property Appraiser and Arts Consultant (Atlanta)

GREAT GATSBY'S AUCTION GALLERY

  Fine and Decorative Arts Specialist (Atlanta)

BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS

  Administrative Assistant for Southeast Regional Office (Atlanta) 

TWINHOUSE ART ADVISORY

  Researcher and Assistant (Atlanta) 

THE POTOMACK COMPANY AUCTION HOUSE AND APPRAISALS

  Administrative Assistant, Junior Specialist for Decorative Arts, and Catalogue Photographer (Alexandria)

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

  Fellowship as curator's aide (Washington D.C.) 

FLORIDA GOVERNOR'S MANSION

  Aide to Curator (Tallahassee)

AFFILIATIONS

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS

  Accredited Member (2013 – Present)

APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

  Accredited Member, Focus in 20th century Decorative Arts (2016-Present)

Foundation for Appraisal Education

 Board Member (2015 – Present)

GEORGIA APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION

  Founding Member (2014 – Present)

North Texas ISA Chapter

  Member (2017 – Present)

Gemological INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

  Alumni (2015 – Present)

glass art society

  Member (2016 – Present)

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