Ken Farmer is a lifelong resident of Virginia. He and his wife, Jane, have been avid students and collectors of Americana and Southern material culture since they were married in 1974. For over forty years, Ken has been working in the antiques business. He began his career as a dealer in American fine and decorative arts, and has since become a valued authority in many areas of expertise. Ken has appeared on Antiques Roadshow since its inception in 1996 as a specialist in folk art, furniture, decorative arts and musical instruments.
Ken offers professional services to individuals, trustees, institutions and corporations. Appraisals can be completed for insurance, tax deduction or estate purposes. Ken can provide confidential and impartial advice on the acquisition or disposition of a single work of art or an entire collection. Items can be sold privately or at auction. The virtue of a single work of art or collection may range from world-class to everyday.
In addition to his private company, Ken is a partner in Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ken has extensive strategic alliances with appraisers, dealers and auctioneers. He frequently lectures throughout the country about antiques, collecting, downsizing and many other subjects.
Ken and Jane make their home in Keswick, Virginia near Monticello. Being in central Virginia allows then easy access to their many customers throughout Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic.