Karen Cangelosi


Karen Cangelosi received a master's in business administration from Creighton University and a bachelor's degree in French literature and art history from Louisiana State University. She also studied art history at the University of Paris and Alliance Fran aise, Paris, France. She is currently enrolled in the New York University Appraisal Certificate program.

Ms. Cangelosi has had eight years of auction experience in Washington D.C., St. Louis and New York. She has seven years of experience appraising for probate, estate and insurance purposes. On a daily basis, she gives valuations of items for prospective clients for auction.

Ms. Cangelosi's areas of expertise are American, English and continental silver, ceramics and decorative arts, books, furniture, clocks and musical instruments.

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