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/ Decorative Art Appraiser

Kate Guidone, MA
Senior Fine/ Decorative Art Appraiser

Chana Benjamin, MA Senior Fine Art Appraiser

Chana Benjamin, MA
Senior Fine Art Appraiser

 
Grace Harlow, MA Fine Art Appraiser

Grace Harlow, MA
Fine Art Appraiser

Edward Orlowski, MA Associate Fine Art Appraiser

Edward Orlowski, MA Associate 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 

Paula Powell Client Liaison Officer

Paula Powell
Client Liaison Officer

Dionis Rodriguez, MBA Business Manager

Dionis Rodriguez, MBA
Business Manager

Arelis Ravelo Accountant 

Arelis Ravelo
Accountant 

Nicole McLeod Office Manager

Nicole McLeod
Office Manager

Sydney Rose Alvarado, MA Marketing Coordinator

Sydney Rose Alvarado, MA Marketing Coordinator

 

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