Peter L. Schaffer has spent over 35 years working at A La Vieille Russie, Inc., a family business founded in 1851 in Kiev. As part of his training, he has studied in Munich, Paris, and London.
Mr. Schaffer is a former member of the board of directors and former president of The National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America, Inc. He is a member of the Planetary Society and of the National Space Institute. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Millicent Rogers Museum, Native American and Hispanic Art.
Mr. Schaffer has lectured and taught courses at the Smithsonian Institution, the American Gem Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Dallas Historical Society.