TEAM OF EXPERTS 

The OTE in-house permanent team of appraisers and multi-lingual staff provides the highest level of security with unparalleled degree of scholarly rigor in all areas of fine and decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles. Please contact us for additional information regarding our extensive expertise. 

Headquarters: New York City

Elin Lake-Ewald, Ph.D, ASA, FRICS President, Review Appraiser/ Certified Mediator

Elin Lake-Ewald, Ph.D, ASA, FRICS
President, Review Appraiser/ Certified Mediator

Kate Guidone, MA   Senior Fine Art Appraiser

Kate Guidone, MA
Senior Fine Art Appraiser

Chana Benjamin, MA   Senior Fine Art Appraiser

Chana Benjamin, MA
Senior Fine Art Appraiser

 
 
Leatrice Mendelsohn, Ph.D.  Old Master Appraiser

Leatrice Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Old Master Appraiser

Jason Nelson  Coin and Stamp Appraiser

Jason Nelson
Coin and Stamp Appraiser

 
Betsy Murphy  Rug Appraiser

Betsy Murphy
Rug Appraiser

Michael Patrick Hearn  Book Appraiser

Michael Patrick Hearn
Book Appraiser

Wayne Kompare  Fine Wine Appraiser

Wayne Kompare
Fine Wine Appraiser

Mary Panzer, Ph.D.  Photography Specialist

Mary Panzer, Ph.D.
Photography Specialist

Robert C. Aretz, G.G.  Gemologist & Jewelry Appraiser

Robert C. Aretz, G.G.
Gemologist & Jewelry Appraiser

Tom McNulty, MA  Librarian/ Fine Art Appraiser

Tom McNulty, MA
Librarian/ Fine Art Appraiser

Europe & Middle East Associates 

Ergina Xydous Mag, MRICS  Fine Art Appraiser Athens/ International

Ergina Xydous Mag, MRICS
Fine Art Appraiser
Athens/ International

Susanne van Hagen  Art Consultant Paris/ London/ International

Susanne van Hagen
Art Consultant
Paris/ London/ International

Katharina Holderegger  Art Historian/ Art Critic Geneva

Katharina Holderegger
Art Historian/ Art Critic
Geneva

Katharina von Salmuth, MA  Art Advisor/ Fine Art Appraiser Düsseldorf

Katharina von Salmuth, MA
Art Advisor/ Fine Art Appraiser
Düsseldorf

Erik Paol, RICS   Fine Art Appraiser Amsterdam

Erik Paol, RICS
Fine Art Appraiser
Amsterdam

Christina Japp  Fine Art Appraiser / Art Advisor New York/ Berlin

Christina Japp
Fine Art Appraiser / Art Advisor
New York/ Berlin

Gillian Craig  Art & Antiques Liaison London

Gillian Craig
Art & Antiques Liaison
London

Tamar Gilat  Fine Art Adviser/ Appraiser Tel Aviv

Tamar Gilat
Fine Art Adviser/ Appraiser
Tel Aviv

Supporting Staff 

Dionis Rodriguez, MBA  Business Manager

Dionis Rodriguez, MBA
Business Manager

Arelis Ravelo  Accountant

Arelis Ravelo
Accountant

Nicole McLeod  Office Manager

Nicole McLeod
Office Manager

 

Photos by Gus Garrett, Old Greenwich, CT and Chana Benjamin, NYC. The photo of Paula Powell is by Rodney D. Jones, NYC.