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

 
  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.