Collectibles, Decorative Arts, Furniture, Metalwork & Sculpture
Jason Preston is an independent art advisor and appraiser with 15 years of experience assisting private, corporate and institutional clients with valuing, buying and selling fine art, antiques and collectibles.
Preston began his career with Sotheby's in Chicago where he catalogued a wide variety of property for inclusion in several multi-category sales each year. Sotheby's next offered Preston a role at their New York headquarters where he was part of a small team of generalists who put together several multi-category sales each year, selling thousands of lots annually. Concurrently, he was tapped to act in various specialist roles in a series of high-profile single-owner auctions including The Estate of Katharine Hepburn, the Estate of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Property from The Kennedy Family Homes, and Property from the Collection of Cher.
In 2007, Preston was approached with the opportunity to head Christie's New York's 19th century Furniture, Sculpture and Works of Art department. In this role, he expanded upon his experience in handling the disposition of high-profile collections with the sales of the Estate of Maria Felix and the Estate of Leona Helmsley, among others.
After a decade with the world's leading auction houses, Preston accepted a position with a private London-based art advisory and appraisal firm to act as lead appraiser and business development officer for the western half of the United States. Based in Los Angeles, he traveled throughout the U.S. performing appraisals and securing brokerage business and was promoted to Senior Vice President in recognition of his performance.
In 2012, he formed Jason Preston Art Advisory & Appraisals, where he continues to provide clients the highest level of art advisory and appraisal services.