Jennifer Garland Ross, AAA
Jennifer Garland Ross is the Founder, Managing Director, and Chief Specialist for Art Peritus, LLC, an art advisory and appraisal consortium comprising of over forty high-level specialist appraisers and advisors covering all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry and wine providing services for Insurance Companies, Museums, Bank & Trust Officers, Corporations, and Private Collectors.
Prior to opening Art Peritus, Jennifer began her arts career in 1997 after leaving a successful position as the chief administrative officer for a multi-million-dollar consulting firm. She moved to London, England where she earned a post Graduate Diploma in 17th & 18th Century Decorative Arts, and a Master’s Degree in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute, and the University of Manchester. Whilst studying in London she was offered a position at The Historic Royal Palaces Textile Conservation Studio, at Hampton Court Palace, gathering and consolidating information on State Beds in Country Houses throughout Britain. She also took a part-time sales position in the London showroom of La Maison, an establishment specializing in 18th Century French and Italian beds.
Upon returning to New York after graduate school, Jennifer was hired as a specialist in the European Furniture and Decorative Arts Department at Christie’s East, where she was responsible for monthly sales, each comprising of approximately 300-500 lots of furniture and decorative arts. When Christie’s East closed, Jennifer was integrated into the European Furniture Department at Rockefeller Center where she remained until December of 2002 when she left to start her own consulting business, J. Garland Ross Antiques.
J. Garland Ross Antiques started initially with brokering antiques and exhibited at antique shows throughout the country including the Miami Beach and NY Armory Antiques Shows, and in gallery spaces at Harbor View Antiques Center, Stamford, CT, and The Showplace in NYC. During the first five years Jennifer focused on sales and consulted regularly with Doyle New York and Christie’s Auction House as a valuations specialist. However, in 2007 Jennifer was retained as an appraiser, specialist and qualified legal expert witness of European Furniture and Decorative Arts, for a complex court case; which in turn redirected her business focus to appraising, and the eventual opening of Art Peritus, LLC.
Jennifer is Certified member and former Board member of the Appraisers Association of America; has a Master’s Degree in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute, London and the University of Manchester, UK; and has over 12 years-experience at Christie’s Auction house as a European Furniture specialist and on-call consultant. For the past seven years Jennifer, has served on the continental furniture vetting committee for the Winter Antiques Show in NYC, as well as serving on the committee for the International Art & Antiques Show in NYC, and most recently for the new TEFAF show in NYC. Jennifer has published several articles and led seminars on furniture identification and authentication and in March 2016, she updated her USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) status, granting her a qualified USPAP compliant appraiser.