KNOXVILLE HOME OFFICE & GALLERY
Knoxville Senior Management Team
John has over 25 years 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). He 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, the International Society of Appraisers national convention, and served as an appraiser for East Tennessee Public Television (ETPtv) and other appraisal events. He 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. John 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, Crissy Haslam, and is charged with the acquisition of 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.
Stephanie is the co-owner and Vice President of Operations of Case Antiques, Inc. Auctions & Appraisals. She has over 20 years experience in the antiques industry including retail sales, estate sales, antique shows, and auctions. In addition to managing the daily operations of the Knoxville, TN office, Stephanie also manages the cataloging of objects. Her specific areas of interest include Southern Decorative Arts, Asian Decorative Arts, and Native American Decorative Arts. She received a degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in retail management for 10 years before co-founding Case Antiques, Inc. in 2005.
Wray has over 25 years experience in technology startups including Business Computer Solutions, Professional Technologies, PhoneOnline/Airtuit, and IdleAire. His wide array of experience includes designing and marketing technology solutions and products as well network engineering and information technologies. He has consulted Mr. Case in utilizing cutting-edge technology to sell antiques and fine art since 1998 and helped launch Case Antiques, Inc. in 2005. He has held his current position since 2011. Wray’s education at UT Knoxville began in computer programming but ended with a BS in Marketing. Besides staying on top of technology and marketing trends, Wray is an avid musician playing guitar, keyboards, and drums as well as playing golf whenever possible.
Cathy joined Case Antiques, Inc. in 2011. She has collected the “antique and historical,” enjoying the “thrill of the hunt” at regional auction events for many years. Cathy holds a BA in business (accounting major) from the University of Tennessee and is a CPA (presently inactive). She has extensive accounting experience in government contractor operations, health systems auditing, and small business office management. She is presently responsible for fiscal management processes at Case and manages point of sale operations during auctions.
Knoxville Consignment, Research, and Cataloging Team
Len de Rohan has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of fine jewelry, fine art and antiques. She is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers specializing in Fine Art, Antiques, Furnishings and Decorative Arts. She regularly attends the ISA Annual Conference and courses in advanced appraisal methodology. Len has an Art History degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute Works of Art Program in London, England. She has worked at Winterthur Museum, Stuart Kingston Jewelers in Delaware, was a Fellow at Cooper-Hewitt Museum in NYC and interned at High Museum in Atlanta, GA. Len has been a member of the Case team since 2010.
Madeline James began her career at Case Antiques during the summer of 2015 as an intern. She joined the team as a Cataloger after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Master’s degree in Information Science. Madeline also attended the University of Tennessee as an undergraduate and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Art History and Classical Civilizations. Her previous experience includes over seven years at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture and an internship at the Modern Political Archives located in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Madeline also works part-time with Enservio, Inc. as an Antiques/Collectibles appraisal specialist. Her particular areas of interest include archival documents, including Civil War items, fine art, maps, books, ancient artifacts, currency, collectibles, and other memorabilia.
Anne is responsible for managing relationships with consignors, auction registrations including online/phone/absentee bidders and working with the general public. She focuses on daily interactions, answering questions and resolving any issues that arise. Anne has over a decade of experience in the consignment business and previously served as Senior Vice President of the local Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband Tim have two college-age children, Jake & Ellie.
Knoxville Inventory and Photography Team
Katherine leads the inventory management team, overseeing processes and procedures for incoming inventory, storage organization, tracking, photography, and gallery merchandising. Katherine assists with auction coordination and oversees shipping. She also manages the Case Internship program. Katherine has over 6 years of experience working with art museums and historic houses. She comes to Case from the Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C. where she worked in registration and collections management. Katherine enjoys teaching history as an adjunct professor and blogging.
Joe is an integral part of the inventory management team, assisting with site pick up logistics, art handling and installation as well as storage organization and auction coordination. Joe previously owned and operated his own small business and is experienced in project management and logistics coordination.
Karla is the Lead Photographer having joined us in October 2017 after working for a nonprofit museum in Clarksville, TN. She is responsible for capturing a visually accurate representation of all merchandise for our potential buyers around the world. From start to finish, she creates stage set ups for auction lots, manages digital image library, and edits the final images for publication and marketing purposes. Tucker has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Austin Peay State University and has received awards for her photography.
Sarah joined us in 2008 and directs our Nashville office. She has twenty years of professional experience in the field of art and antiques and 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.
Jamie Taylor is Inventory and Cataloging Assistant at Case Antiques, Inc., at our Nashville office. He joined Case in 2017 and assists with consignment evaluations, cataloging, inventory management and art handling. Jamie earned a B.A. in Art History from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, and previously worked for Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati and The Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council in downtown Clarksville. He has a particular interest in early American history.
TRI-CITIES LOCATION (based in Kingsport)
David is a licensed auctioneer in the state of Tennessee since 2006. He is instrumental in identifying and evaluating potential consignments for auction as well as managing teams to layout and setup merchandising for auctions and consignment pickups. David grew up around his family’s antiques and estate sale business in Kingsport, TN where he manages Anchor Antiques. When his brother John started Case Antiques, Inc. in 2005, David helped launch the business and acquired his auctioneers license the following year in 2006. He earned a degree in Business Administration from ETSU.