Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver


Hindman’s Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts, and 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 and Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency, and Edwardian periods is offered with related objects like paintings, ceramics, needlework, and folk art. The department also handles both American furniture and decorative arts reflecting the William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, Classical, Victorian, and Aesthetic styles, as well as paintings, ceramics, needlework, and folk art from the same periods.

Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu

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

Director and Senior Specialist

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Corbin Horn is the director and senior specialist of the Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Silver 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.

Director and Senior Specialist

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Senior Specialist

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

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

Mr. Intihar joined the firm in 1997, and he has expertise in 18th, 19th and early 20th-century Continental, English and American decorative arts and furniture. Mr. Intihar appraises and catalogues approximately 6,000 objects annually for auction and appraisal purposes, and he 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 Hindman, Mr. Intihar was a senior administrator for Sotheby’s, Chicago, and he began his career at Wolf’s Fine Art Auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio.

Senior Specialist

Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Senior Specialist

Furniture, Decorative and Folk Art

Ben Fisher is a senior specialist in the Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts, and Silver 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. 

Senior Specialist

Furniture, Decorative and Folk Art

Senior Specialist

Numismatics

Nick Coombs is the senior specialist in the Numismatics 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 Numismatics Department at Hindman, 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 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.

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 and Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Mike Intihar

Senior Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Ben Fisher

Senior Specialist, Furniture, Decorative and Folk Art

Nick Coombs

Associate Specialist, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Genevieve King

Cataloger, Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Silver

Cassia Baker

Manager, Client Accounts

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.