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Reid Dunavant

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Doyle New York
Washington, DC
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Reid Dunavant joined Doyle New York as a General Appraiser of Furniture and Decorative Arts in 2000. From 2002 to 2004, he was the specialist in charge of Doyle New York's 19th- and 20th-century Decorative Arts Department. In 2004, Doyle opened its first office in Washington, DC. Mr. Dunavant relocated to that office where he supervises estate appraisals and general art and antiques evaluations. He also frequently travels throughout the United States aiding in business development for the company.

Mr. Dunavant has over 17 years of experience in the auction industry having been with the Maryland firm of C.G. Sloan & Co. Auctioneers as the Director of Decorative Arts, and prior to that with Dawson's Auctioneers and Appraisers.

A native of Tennessee, Mr. Dunavant was graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History.

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