European Furniture & Decorative Arts


Hindman’s European Furniture & Decorative Arts department specializes in English and Continental furniture as well as ceramics, sculpture, lighting, clocks, glass, tapestries and Chinese exports from the 17th through the early 20th century.


Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

The department offers 18th and early 19th century French furniture, works of art and related objects as well as German, Austrian, Italian, Swedish and Russian furniture from the Renaissance, Baroque, Gustavian, Empire and Biedermeier periods.

English Furniture & Decorative Arts

English oak, walnut, mahogany, satinwood, painted and gilded furniture from the William & Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Edwardian periods is offered with related paintings, ceramics, needlework and more.

Fine Silver

Renowned firms and silversmiths whose work is featured in our sales include Cartier, Fabergé, Garrard & Co., George Jensen, Paul de Lamerie, Paul Revere, Puiforcat, Paul Storr, Tiffany & Co. and many others.

Objects of Vertu

The department also specializes in small objects for practical use made from precious materials and adorned with gold, gemstones or enamel, including snuffboxes, cigarette cases, scent bottles and desk ornaments.

Sculpture

Bronze and marble sculpture from the 17th through the early 20th century are included in this category. Works may be signed or unsigned and are offered in a range of size from diminutive to monumental.

Rugs & Carpets

Hindman offers hand-woven rugs and carpets dating from the 15th to the mid-20th century and made throughout Europe and Central Asia.

Corbin Horn

Director and Senior Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

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.

Corbin Horn

Director and Senior Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Ben Fisher

Director, Americana, Senior Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Ben Fisher is a senior specialist in the Furniture & Decorative Arts department at Hindman.

Mr. Fisher rejoined the firm in 2019 after working as a specialist in the American Furniture and Folk Art department at Sotheby’s New York.  His areas of expertise include 18th, 19th and 20th Century American, Continental and English furniture, decorative and folk art.  He had previously worked for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers as the Head of Sale in the Asian Works of Art department, while also being a specialist in the Fine Furniture and Decorative Arts department, as well as the Modern Design department. Prior to joining Hindman in 2013, Mr. Fisher worked in European Furniture and Decorative Arts in Philadelphia.  He began his career working for a prints dealer focusing on works from the 16th through the 20th Centuries. 

Ben Fisher

Director, Americana, Senior Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Nick Coombs

Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Nick Coombs is a specialist in the Furniture & Decorative Arts department and also the Coins, Medals & Banknotes department at Hindman.

Prior to joining Hindman in 2014, Mr. Coombs worked for PCGS Currency in Peoria, Illinois, where he was responsible for the grading and authentication of paper money. This enabled him to travel to dozens of coin and currency shows a year and develop a lifelong passion for numismatics. In addition to heading the Coins, Medals & Banknotes department at Hindman, Mr. Coombs works closely with Furniture & Decorative Arts department and has directed auctions for philatelics, memorabilia, scientific instruments, and fountain pens. He received a BA in art history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a master of letters in art and art world practice from the University of Glasgow.

Nick Coombs

Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

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Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit itemselectronically or to contact any of our offices directly.​​

Our specialists are eager to help you learn more about your collection and current auction sale estimates. ​

To begin an estimate, our specialists will need:​

  • At least 3 photos​
  • Detailed description​
  • Details on signatures or marks

Auction Specialists

Corbin Horn

Director and Senior Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Ben Fisher

Director, Americana, Senior Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Nick Coombs

Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Genevieve King

Associate Specialist, Furniture & Decorative Arts

The European Furniture & Decorative Arts department is currently accepting consignments for upcoming auctions. To request an electronic evaluation of your property, click the button below and begin the consignment process now.

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