A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals
A.H. Wilkens Auctions & Appraisals is a full service auction house specializing in Fine, Decorative and Asian Arts. With our combined experience of nearly thirty years in the antique industry, in both the auction and the retail sectors, we provide a well-balanced, thorough and honest alternative perspective of the business. We blend an international standard of expertise and marketing with the efficiency and flexibility that only a provincial auction house can provide.
Our experts are knowledgeable in silver, porcelain & ceramics, glass, decorative accessories, furniture, lighting, Asian arts including Chinese, Korean, Japanese and South East Asian, Ethnographic arts, Canadian and International fine art, jewellery and vintage accessories.
We strive to stay on the cusp of new trends and markets by following the international marketplaces and auctions as well as local factors. We feel that it is imperative to stay connected with the community and so making weekly or monthly visits to shows, shops and markets and talking to vendors and collectors keeps us current on marketplace perspectives.
Andrew Wilkens ~ A.H. Wilkens Principal
Andrew Wilkens is one of two principals of A.H. Wilkens as well as a Fine and Decorative Arts specialist with the auction house. He has worked as an independent antique dealer over the past fifteen years buying and selling internationally. Andrew spent years frequenting local auctions, antique shops and shows gaining hands on knowledge of the products and the industry. With this in-depth perspective, he felt the need to establish his own auction house to fill a void in the Toronto community. His keen eye and expert opinion in silver and Asian art is trusted by specialists and colleagues alike.
Andrea Zeifman ~ A.H. Wilkens Principal
Andrea Zeifman is one of two principals of A.H. Wilkens as well as a Fine and Decorative Arts specialist with the auction house. She earned her honours degree at the University of Toronto in art history and has continued her formal education through course work and conferences. Her primary areas of expertise include silver, glass, ceramics and vintage costume jewellery. With nearly ten years of experience in the industry through a leading Toronto auction house she has gained a clear knowledge of the market trends and values. Andrea is also the main auctioneer for A.H. Wilkens. Over the years she has contributed her time to charity auctions including SNAP, Spring for Peace, YES and the Boost Butterfly Ball. She regularly contributes as a guest appraiser to appraisal days and community lectures.