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Matthew Quinn

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Quinn's Auction Galleries
Falls Church, VA
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15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Phone
703-532-5632

Matthew Quinn got his start in the antiques business growing up in the Washington, DC, neighborhoods scouring estate sales and antique stores with his parents. He formally joined the family business, Quinn’s Auction Galleries, in early 2001 after spending a few years on the West Coast in marketing and public relations. He and his brother, David, have grown Quinn’s into one of our nation’s capital's finest auction houses serving the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. In 2004, Matthew was instrumental in the acquisition of rare book, map, print, and autograph auction company Waverly Auctions, which was brought under Quinn’s umbrella and continues to thrive today.

In October of 2012 Quinn and fellow ROADSHOW appraiser Ken Farmer joined forces to form the Quinn & Farmer Auction Group encompassing three locations; Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, VA; Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville, VA; and Farmer Auctions in Roanoke, VA. Together the three locations provide comprehensive estate services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.

Matthew has been an appraiser on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since 2010, working on the Pottery & Porcelain and Decorative Arts tables. He and his gallery, Quinn’s Auction Galleries, were also featured on PBS’s Market Warriors.

At 28, Matthew was featured on the cover of Antique Trader Magazine in "Generation Next," an article featuring the antiques sector's youngest and brightest leaders. His national media appearances include NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Forbes, and The New York Daily News. Matthew has been the focus of numerous articles in trade publications such as AntiqueWeek, Antiques & the Arts Weekly, and Maine Antique Digest.

When not playing with antiques, Matthew enjoys fine cuisine and admits to a fondness for dining at some of DC’s premier restaurants.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is an antiques appraisal event and television production; we do not buy or sell objects, and conducting any business with an appraiser at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event is strictly forbidden.

If you decide to do business with an appraiser who has appeared on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, please keep in mind these tips before consigning or selling an item:

  • Get more than one referral and check references
  • Get valuations of your item from more than once source
  • Compare options between different types of sellers, i.e., a dealer versus an auction house
  • If you are considering consigning an object for auction, be sure to inquire how the item will be priced, the size of the fee, and the expected amount of time the process may take. Find out what will happen if it doesn't sell.
  • Check the appraiser's professional associations (such as International Society of Appraisers, American Appraisers Association, National Auctioneers Association)
  • Consult an attorney before signing a contract
  • Whatever kind of transaction you decide to enter into, always get a detailed written receipt for your records

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s pool of experts are professionals with a wide range of experience in the antiques, fine art and collectibles community, and they are from a diverse background of auctioneers, dealers and appraisers.

All ROADSHOW appraisers are independent volunteers who donate their time and expertise to PBS and who pay their own expenses to be on the show. All business transactions are independent from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.