Deric Torres, ISA AM, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts



Deric Torres
ISA member since Apr 12, 2011

(707) 327-8553 (Office)
(510) 504-9117 (Office)

5644 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609 map

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Deric has a very strong, decades long background in American Furniture and Decorative Arts circa 1870-1950, with an emphasis on California.  His education and mentorship have focused on California related Furniture, Decoratives, and Fine Art including Early California from 1870 through the Bay Area Figurative movement.

With nearly twenty five years in the field representing high level private collectors and institutions, Deric has a keen sense of market trends and current market values.

Deric is Senior Vice President, Trusts and Estates at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, CA, the West Coast's largest full service auction gallery.  In addition to being the Director of the very strong Furniture and Decorative Art department, Deric is also an auctioneer at the gallery.

Deric is an Accredited Member of ISA, and his work is truly his love and his passion.   Whether your appraisal needs are for expert witness, insurance, estate, donation, or liquidation, Deric and Clars Auction Gallery can assist in every phase of your particular needs with proven results.

Although Deric's focus has been California related items, his area of specialty is:

• American and European Furniture
• Early California Art
• American Ceramics, Porcelain and Glass.
• Historic California related gold rush items
• 20th - 21st Century Design, (Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Modernist and Contemporary movements), including American Studio Furniture such as George Nakashima.



  • Auction
  • Consultant
  • Donations
  • Expert Witness
  • Investment Evaluations


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