Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver


Hindman’s Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Silver department specializes in English, American and Continental European furniture as well as decorative objects from the 17th through the late 19th century. Areas of focus include works from the Anglo-Indian and Chinese export trades, folk art, needlework, silver, metalware, ceramics, antique toys, tapestries, textiles, mirrors, lighting, clocks, bronze and marble sculpture, rugs, and antiquities from ancient Mediterranean, Roman, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian and Middle Eastern civilizations.


Continental Furniture and Decorative Arts

The department offers 18th and early 19th century French furniture and decorative arts, including mirrors, clocks, candelabra and chandeliers, as well as German, Austrian, Italian, Swedish and Russian furniture and decorative arts from the Renaissance, Baroque, Gustavian, Empire and Biedermeier periods.

English and American Furniture and Decorative Arts

English oak, mahogany, satinwood and gilded furniture from the William & Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency, and Edwardian periods are offered along with related objects. In addition to American furniture and decorative arts from the William & Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, Classical, Victorian and Aesthetic tastes, the department handles paintings, ceramics, needlework and folk art.

Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu

Renowned silversmiths whose work is featured in our sales include Georg Jensen, Paul Storr, Paul Revere, Paul de Lamerie, Garrard & Co., Puiforcat, Fabergé, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and many others. Small objects made from precious materials and adorned with gold, gemstones or enamel for practical use include snuff boxes, cigarette cases, scent bottles and desk ornaments.

Corbin Horn

Director & Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Corbin Horn is Director and Senior Specialist for the Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Silver department at Hindman.

Mr. Horn joined the firm in 2009, and 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, The High Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the 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 & Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Mike Intihar

Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Mike Intihar is a senior specialist for the Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Fine Silver department at Hindman.

Mr. Intihar joined the firm in 1996 and has expertise in early 20th Century decorative arts and furniture in addition to Continental, English and American furniture and decorative objects. Mr. Intihar appraises and catalogues approximately 6,000 objects annually for auction and appraisal purposes and performs onsite appraisals at various appraisal fairs and events throughout the year. He attends international antique trade shows to assess the global demand for objects handled at auction and retail. Prior to working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Mr. Intihar was a senior administrator for Sotheby’s, Chicago and began his career at Rachel Davis Fine Art and Wolf’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mike Intihar

Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Nick Coombs

Senior Specialist, Numismatics

Nick Coombs is the Senior Specialist in the Numismatics department at Hindman.

Prior to beginning at Hindman in 2014, Nick worked for PCGS-Currency in Peoria, IL 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 numismatics department, Mr. Coombs works closely with the Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver department and has directed auctions for philatelics, memorabilia, scientific instruments and fountain pens. He received a Bachelor of Arts 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

Senior Specialist, Numismatics

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Complimentary Auction Estimates​

You are welcome to submit items electronically 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 & Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Mike Intihar

Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Nick Coombs

Associate Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Genevieve King

Cataloger, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Cassia Baker

Senior Account Executive

The Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver 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.