Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates (Auctioneers and Appraisers)
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates is an auction house based in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The company specializes in Southern decorative arts, American glass and lighting, 17th to early 20th century ceramics, antique sewing accoutrements and all types of Americana, antiques and fine art. They have provided expert services to collectors, institutions, estates, and the trade for more than 30 years, and conduct monthly catalogued auctions along with brokering deals by private treaty.
History and expertise
Jeff Evans is the former president and senior auctioneer of Green Valley Auctions, Inc. (1979-2008) and the head of GVA's specialty/catalogued auction division (1995-2008).
In January 2009, Jeff and wife/co-owner Beverley Evans withdrew their catalogued auction division from Green Valley Auctions and launched their new company, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Inc.
From their state-of-the-art auction gallery, built in 2009 within walking distance of the old location, Jeff and Beverley have continued to conduct the catalogued auctions of Americana and Fine Antiques that brought national attention to Green Valley Auctions over the years.
Jeff Evans is a nationally-recognized expert in early American glass and 18th and 19th century Shenandoah Valley furniture and decorative arts, and has worked closely with instituations such as the Museum of American Glass and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
The company also offer a number of services including fair market value written appraisals for the following purposes:
- Estate tax purposes
- Pre-estate planning
- Equitable distribution
- Tax-deductible donations
Evans also offers free verbal appraisals during monthly sessions at their gallery. Other services include:
- Collection analysis and assessment
- Designating, managing and negotiating object loans and gifts to museums
- Managing collection and estate distributions
- Organizing and overseeing shipping of valuable objects
- Insurance consultations
- January 26, 2013 - 19th & 20th Century Glass
- February 16, 2013 - Variety Auction
- March 23, 2013 - 19th Century Lighting
- April 24, 2013 - 18th & 19th Century Ceramics
- May 15, 2013 - 19th Century Glass & Lighting
- June 22, 2013 - Americana & Fine Antiques
- July 27, 2013 - 19th & 20th c. Glass
- August 24, 2013 - Variety Auction
- September 28, 2013 - 18th & 19th c. Glass
- October 1, 2013 - 19th & 20th c. Ceramics
Evans has handled a number of high profile sales throughout his career, including:
- An important Shenandoah Valley Johannes Spitler (1774-1837) decorated yellow pine hanging cupboard, circa 1800, which was sold in 2004 for $962,500. This set the world record for American folk art painted furniture.
- A Shenandoah Valley Chippendale walnut bureau, sold for $48,875 in November 2010.
- A 1915 Maynard Dixon painting entitled ‘El Lechero - (Milkman)’, sold for $49,200 in October 2007.
- A Shenandoah Valley folk art painting of two ladies dancing, circa 1828, sold in June 2008 for $56,500.