ABOUT

Why choose us

Items procured by Andrew Ford from all over the United States, as well as internationally, can be found in our store. The staff rotates the pieces from both private and public collections on a daily basis to keep the store looking fresh and new. Andrew and his outstanding team are working hard to bring a new level of service and wonder to Sarasota.

Who we are

Sarasota Estate Auction specializes in a wide variety of furniture, antiques, fine art, lighting, sculptures, and collectibles. Andrew Ford, owner and operator of the company, has a passion for finding the best pieces of art and antiques and sharing those finds with the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Our values

Andrew Ford

Andrew Ford

Owner & Auctioneer

Lathrop Ford

Lathrop Ford

Owner & Director

Pippa Schwimmer

Pippa Schwimmer

Director of Sales

James Jordan

James Jordan

Director of Consignments

Gus Mollasis

Gus Mollasis

Sales

Lauren Molino

Lauren Molino

Auction Editor

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Photographer & Auction Catalog

Kay Zahn

Kay Zahn

Research & Description Specialist

Mia McDermott

Mia McDermott

Marketing & Accounting

Jay McDermott

Jay McDermott

Shipping & Inventory Manager

Igor Leviy

Igor Leviy

Artist and Art Restorer

Jan Dobrowolski

Jan Dobrowolski

White Glove Delivery Service

Benefits of working with us

Direct, Open, and Honest communication

Sarasota Estate Auction promises to always give you honest answers to questions about any art or antiques that enter our store. When we appraise or acquire a piece, we always try to discover its full history. We will then pass this information along to you without over-exaggerating the details or hiding its past.

Experts in the art world

Andrew Ford has been in the art/antique world since he was a little boy. The son of a respected art appraiser and seller, Andrew grew up studying art and how it fits into history. Even today, he is continually reading reference guides, trade journals, online articles, and newspapers about the field of art and its artists.

Fair, Market Value Prices

Our team of accredited, certified appraisers will take the time to look at your item in detail. Your piece’s condition, history, and current market demand will be taken into account when coming up with a fair, market value price.

Commitment to our customers

We offer jewelry with a variety of price points for every collector’s needs. Contact us for a free valuation or to discuss buying and selling with Sarasota Estate Auction.