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.
 

Meaghan Eldridge joined A.H. Wilkens in 2015 as the office administrator for Toronto. She brings a background in business and arts administration to our team and a keen understanding of social media. Meaghan’s patient manner and quick intellect makes a wonderful addition to the staff. She is currently expanding her role into becoming a specialist and inventory manager

Shi Qiu graduated with his masters degree from the University of Toronto in Art History specializing in East Asian Art & Archaeology. He has recently joined our company to administer the Asian Arts department in researching and catalogue Chinese, Japanese and Korean historical antiques and art. Shi continually expands his knowledge base with regular trips to New York to understand the current International market for Asian Art.

Livia Miliotis is the Toronto office manager. Her broad experience in the arts and culture sector has given her a good knowledge base for the auction industry. She has a degree in Art History and Arts Management and is currently learning about the history of jewellery and its place in the current auction market.

Ross Morrow is a leading silversmith and specialist in the industry having worked for several institutions and collections.  His gracious speaking skills from years of lecturing at George Brown College and OCAD have transitioned him into a leading auctioneer with A.H. Wilkens.

Ivona Konrad is former antique dealer that now contributes her knowledge and expertise to the auction house. She would regularly set up at the Bayview Village and Sherway Gardens antique shows highlighting rare and unusual finds from silver to decorative oddities.
Margaret Cliff is the Oakville office manager. Margaret has worked in the antique industry for over twenty years. In this time, she has run her own antique group shop, has managed an appraisal business for jewellery and household antiques. He specialty is in Canadiana.

Julie Riches has established herself in the antiques community as a knowledgeable and trustworthy specialist in decorative arts focusing on glass, porcelain and silver. Her general knowledge of the auction industry brings a well rounded perspective to A.H. Wilkens. She has a wonderful sense of customer relations.

Matthew Riches has been in the auction industry for eight years and has gain a wealth of knowledge through his experience in three different auction houses. His wonderful customer service skills have carried his reputation. Matthew brings a knowledge of furniture to A.H. Wilkens as well as a good general eye for quality.

Claigton Haigh comes from a unique background in glass blowing. Clayton has worked as the residence glass blower in Harbour Front Centre as well as key local glass companies. He has joined A.H. Wilkens to manage the floor and oversee set up of the auctions.

Hannah Darvin brings a wealth of experience to A.H. Wilkens to lead the Fine Art Department in International and Canadian art. Her experience at Sotheby’s London and through the University of Toronto Victoria College bring a clear understanding of major artists and medias in the field.

Cate Hopkins joined our team most recently to take over the role of office administrator. Cate has a unique background as an artist and entrepreneur. She ran her own magazine specializing in design.
 

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