Antique Dealers Association Of America


2015-06-26 11:16:01


The Antiques Dealers' Association of America is a national non-profit trade association for professional antique dealers in the United States.

Founded in 1984, the association’s membership is composed of professional antiques dealers who are dedicated to integrity, honesty and ethical conduct in the antiques trade.
To be accepted, dealers must have a minimum of four years experience in the trade, be recommended by a committee of peers and must sign a certification agreeing to abide by the bylaws of ADA.

To ensure that the standards outlined in the bylaws are kept by members, the Association has a standing ethics committee.

Membership is renewable on an annual basis, subject to review by the Board of Directors. Only those who demonstrate dedication to the ethical standards of the Association are invited to continue their membership.

The ADA also provides a number of educational services for both its member dealers and the public in the form of information, lectures and seminars on various topics concerning antiques.

In addition to these services, the ADA also participates in a number of antique fairs, shows and events across the country throughout the year.

Board of directors

The ADA board consists of the following members:

  • President - Judith Livingston Loto
  • Vice President - Steven S. Powers
  • Secretary - Grace Snyder
  • Treasurer - Karen DiSaia
  • Past President - John Keith Russell


  • Executive Director - Lincoln R. Sander
  • Ron Bassin
  • Scott Chalfant
  • Sam Herrup
  • James Kilvington
  • Arthur Liverant
  • Gail Mellin
  • Jeff Noordsy
  • Dan Olson
  • Elle Shushan
  • Ruth J. Van Tassel-Baumann

List of members

Main article: List of Antique Dealers’ Association of America members

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