Courtney Ahlstrom Christy, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

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Courtney Ahlstrom Christy
ISA member since Jul 22, 2013

(404) 219-9705 (Office)

Courtney Ahlstrom Christy
Atlanta, GA 30308 map

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Courtney believes that every object has a story to tell. Her passion for material culture combined with a trained eye greatly contributes to her investigation of value. She has worked in auction houses, museums, and galleries - all of which have provided unique opportunities to closely examine works ranging from the antique to the contemporary. Her background in the field of decorative arts includes silver, ceramics, glass, and furniture. Courtney also has extensive experience in fine art with a special interest in late 19th/early 20th century American and European works.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in art history from University College Cork in Ireland, Courtney studied 20th century design at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. She then obtained a master’s degree in the history of decorative arts at Smithsonian Associates / Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C. Courtney also held a fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History while completing graduate school.

Prior to Ahlstrom Appraisals, Courtney served as senior appraiser at Heritage Auctions, America’s largest auction house. In addition, she has worked with the prestigious Bonhams & Butterfields headquartered in London and The Potomack Company based in Alexandria, Virginia. Courtney's interest in providing valuation services tailored to each client’s needs led to establishing her own firm that provides appraisal and consultation services throughout the American Southeast.

As a certified member of the International Society of Appraisers, an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America, and in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Courtney is involved in a professional community that seeks higher standards and ongoing inquiry into how to best value personal property.

Email: courtney@ahlstromappraisals.com

Phone: 404.219.9705 

Website: ahlstromappraisals.com 

 

SELECTED EDUCATION 

Masters degree in History of Decorative Arts at Smithsonian Associates / Corcoran College of Art, Washington D.C.

 

Concentration in 20th Century Design at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

 

Bachelors degree with Art History major and Spanish minor at University College Cork, Ireland

 

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising at NYU Continuing Education, Distance Education

 

Intensive Study of American Decorative Arts at Winterthur Museum Institute, Delaware

 

Appraisal Theory and Methodology at Appraisers Association of America, New York

 

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

Antiques & Fine Art Appraiser at Ahlstrom Appraisals LLC, Atlanta & American Southeast

 

Senior Appraiser at Heritage Auctions, Dallas

 

Assistant to Regional Director at Bonhams & Butterfields, Atlanta

 

Junior Specialist for Decorative Arts Specialist and Catalogue Photographer at The Potomack Company, Washington D.C. Area

 

Fellowship at National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.

 

Aide to Curator at Florida Governor's Mansion, Tallahassee FL

Specialties

  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Silver

Services

  • Consultant
  • Donations
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Estate Probate
  • Estate Tax
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Sculpture
  • Silver