Samantha Minshull

  • Furniture & Decorative Arts
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Feb 25, 2021
Any Inventory Specialist Online Auction Cataloging Auction Manager Appraiser

Personal Summary

I am originally from New Hampshire and started out working at a local antique shop and moved on to working at Skinner Inc. where I trained to be as assistant generalist appraiser. I have since worked in furniture & decorative arts at several other auction houses and currently work as a freelance generalist appraiser. I am used to wearing many hats and have worked many roles in small auction houses such receipting property, conducting house calls, working phone banks/online bidding platforms, registering bidders, etc.

Work Experience

Contract Generalist Appraiser
Feb 2021 - Feb 2021 Winston Art Group
  • Conduct on-site examination of clients’ property
  • Research items’ history and value
  • Produce USPAP compliant appraisal reports
Manager, Furniture & Decorative Arts
Nov 2019 - Jan 2021 The Potomack Company
  • Catalogued furniture, decorative arts, and other items as needed
  • Coordinated scheduling and duties of five part-time specialists
  • Managed two warehouse staff members and thousands of inventory items
Auction Coordinator/Furniture Specialist,
Dec 2018 - Nov 2019 Alex Cooper Auctioneers
  • Conducted house calls and lobby appointments to discuss property with clients
  • Supervised movers in packing, loading, and unpacking of client property
  • Composed auction catalogue descriptions for furniture
Appraisal and Auction Services Representative,
Dec 2016 - Dec 2018 Skinner, Inc.

  • Transcribed, researched, and edited formal appraisal documents and billing
  • Maintained daily flow of appraisal correspondence and scheduling
  • Receipt incoming property and execute consignment contracts
Auction Assistant
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016 Skinner, Inc.

  • Packed organized and arranged art objects prior to and after auctions
  • Functioned regularly as receptionist, answering phone inquiries and greeting clients


Master of Arts in Global Studies
Aug 2014 - Aug 2015 Brandeis University
Bachelor of Arts in History
Aug 2009 - May 2013 Widener University