John Case is the owner, founder, and president of Case Antiques, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience researching and evaluating American antiques and art, with a specialization in early Southern decorative arts. John is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), the oldest professional association of personal property appraisers in the United States. John is current with the Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) requirements. In addition to his appraising credentials, John also holds an auction gallery license from the state of Tennessee (TNGL #5157). John has given lectures on Southern material culture at Colonial Williamsburg, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the William King Regional Arts Center, the Appraisers Association of America national convention, and the International Society of Appraisers national convention. Case also authored “Regionalism Considerations: A Southern Focus” in the Appraisers Association of America comprehensive handbook, Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts. He also served as a contributing editor for the Frist Museum’s Art of Tennessee exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee and has completed a museum graduate course sponsored by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Wake Forest University. Case was appointed to the Tennessee Executive Residence Preservation Foundation (TERPF) in 2012 and later elected chairman. Founded in 1971, the nonprofit foundation works closely with the First Lady of Tennessee and the State Museum to acquire and manage art, furniture, and objects of historic significance to enrich the Tennessee Executive Residence (also known as the Governor’s Mansion), with particular emphasis on objects with a Tennessee provenance.
John grew up around his family’s antiques and estate sale business in Kingsport, TN. He earned a degree in Biomedical/Biochemical engineering from Duke University and worked in that field while continuing to consult with his family’s antique and estate sale business. In 2005, he decided to follow his lifelong interest in art, antiques, and technology to open an auction firm using the latest technology to provide worldwide marketing and bidder participation. He can be reached at our Knoxville gallery – 865-558-3033 or at email@example.com.
Sarah Campbell Drury is Vice President of Fine and Decorative Arts for Case Antiques, Inc., and directs our Nashville office. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of art and antiques. Sarah is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) specializing in Fine Art (paintings, sculpture, and prints), Antiques and Residential Contents, and performs appraisals for high-value estate, insurance, and charitable donation purposes. She is a graduate of David Lipscomb University and the ISA Appraisal Studies Program, completed the 2003 Fall Furniture Institute at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and is current with the Appraisal Foundation’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) requirements. In addition to appraising, Sarah has authored articles on art and antiques for numerous publications, including The Magazine Antiques, Maine Antiques Digest, Silver Magazine, and Antique Week newspaper. She welcomes the opportunity to speak to the public about art and antiques. Past speaking engagements include the Tennessee Decorative Arts Symposium at Belmont University, the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville Rotary Club, and University School of Nashville, and she has served as an appraiser for East Tennessee Public Television, Memphis and Nashville Public Television, Two Rivers Mansion, Traveller’s Rest Plantation and other museum, private, and corporate clients. Her particular areas of interest include fine art and silver. Sarah can be contacted at our Nashville office – 615-812-6096 – or at firstname.lastname@example.org.