Hindman’s Antiquities department specializes in ancient works of art from throughout the Mediterranean world, Egypt and the Near East. Works from the Neolithic period through approximately 1,000 A.D. are offered in bronze, marble, pottery, gold, silver, glass and other media.
The department’s primary auctions take place twice per year, offering Attic and South Italian Pottery, Egyptian reliefs and wooden sculptures, Greek and Roman marble statuary, mosaics, bronze and copper figures, gold and silver jewelry and more, attracting new and experienced collectors.
Ceremonial and utilitarian works of art from Pre-Columbian Central and South American civilizations may also be included in some sales.
Jacob Coley is Director and Senior Specialist of the Antiquities Department at Hindman.
Mr. Coley joined the Antiquities Department at Hindman Auctions in 2021, after working as Managing Director in the Ancient Art Department at Colnaghi, the world’s oldest commercial art gallery (est. 1760). He helped to establish Colnaghi’s Ancient Art Department and reintroduced the famed European firm to America by launching Colnaghi New York in 2017. During his tenure, he was instrumental in numerous noteworthy sales to both private collections and public institutions.
Prior to Colnaghi, Jacob was an administrator for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Greek and Roman Art Department where he aided in securing numerous acquisitions and departmental loans and assisted in the preparation of major exhibitions such as Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World (2016), Ennion: Master of Roman Glass (2015), and The Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel (2011).
Earlier in his career, Jacob worked for Sotheby’s New York in the Special Projects Department where he catalogued for various auctions such as The Valmadonna Trust Library (2015), The Archer M. Huntington Coin Collection (2012), and The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection (2010).
Jacob’s board and community commitments include steering committee member for the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Seals & Tablets at the Morgan Library & Museum, Young Patron of the Frick Collection, and advisor to the Gates Family Western Art Collection (Denver, CO).
Jacob holds a B.A. from The University of Miami and M.A. in Art Market from FIT (SUNY). His master’s thesis was on the Roman calvary and the hippika gymnasia. He has an art appraisal certificate from New York University and is USPAP compliant.
Corbin Horn is the director and senior specialist of the Furniture & Decorative Arts department at Hindman.
Mr. Horn joined the firm in 2009, and he has directed hundreds of sales of important collections, including those of Lilly Pulitzer, Lord Anthony and Lady Jacobs, Lars Bolander, and Villa Massei in Lucca, Italy. He has also achieved record results for consignments from institutions, including the Toledo Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Minnesota Historical Society. Mr. Horn gives lectures about various topics within the decorative arts to collectors’ groups and social organizations, and he is a member of the Antiquarian Society of the Art Institute of Chicago and the governing board of the Chicago International Film Festival.
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