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Elizabeth Chase Rochette
Elizabeth Chase Rochette has over 9 years experience in the world of art, antiques and auctions. Having recently relocated to Paris she joins Art Peritus, LLC as the European liaison and European Furniture Specialist.

Prior to joining Art Peritus, she was a European Furniture and Decorative Arts Specialist in New York with Christies, Inc. and during her tenure there, Elizabeth was part of a team that produced six annual sales of 17th through 20th century furniture and decorative arts.  

She graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Spanish and also holds a Masters degree in the History of Decorative Arts and Design offered jointly by Parsons and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.  Her focus was 20th century European Furniture and 19th century English furniture.

While in graduate school she worked for the prominent 18th, 19th and 20th century decorative arts dealer R. Louis Boffferding, finding property, researching provenance, and advising clients.  She then joined Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution as the Curator of the Yinka Shonibare Selects (2006) exhibition and the Assistant Curator of Design is Not Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread (2005), and Design Life Now: National Design Triennial (2006).  Elizabeth researched and wrote the catalogue for the Yinka Shonibare exhibition, which discusses a selection of European and American decorative arts objects from the 19th and first half of the 20th century, and she was deeply involved in the research for the catalogues associated with Design is Not Art and the 2006 National Design Triennial.

Most recently she has written two articles for the Christie’s International Magazine. The first one discusses English Furniture including the renowned Rokeby Bookcases, which sold for $650,000. This article was published in the Spring 2007 issue. The second article, which was published in the Fall 2008 issue, discusses the Medieval cloisters created by the 19th century American sculpture George Grey Barnard, which are now in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Elizabeth is a partner at Artecase, in Paris. Artecase specializes in sourcing fine and decorative art. www.arte-case.com

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