Jeni Sandberg


Jeni Sandberg 20th Century Design
New York, NY
Toured In
8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Jeni Sandberg is an independent dealer and consultant in 20th-century decorative arts and design. Previously, she spent seven years as vice president at Christie's. As a senior specialist in the 20th-Century Decorative Art & Design department, she concentrated mainly on the glass and lamps of Tiffany Studios and other American furniture and decorative arts. Prior to joining Christie's, she was the director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts at Doyle New York and was a research assistant in the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ms. Sandberg holds a bachelor's degree from New York University, a master's degree in architectural history from the University of Virginia, and a master's degree in the history of decorative arts from The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Ms. Sandberg has contributed to a number of design publications such as The Magazine Antiques and lectures widely. In addition, she works with art directors and stylists to source design objects for use in films and magazines.

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.