Chris Barber

VP/Director, American Furniture & Decorative Arts | American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Chris Barber is a Vice President at Doyle and Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts. He oversees the department’s auctions in New York.

Prior to his time at Doyle, Mr. Barber worked in the American Paintings department at Christie’s in New York, and later as the Deputy Director of American Furniture and Decorative Arts at Skinner in Massachusetts. He was also Director of The Gentlemen’s Sale at Skinner, a semi-annual auction curated for retail bidders.

A Bostonian from birth, Mr. Barber is based in Boston and works closely with New England Regional Advisor Kathryn Craig, serving collectors, families and fiduciaries in the Boston/New England region.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He has been a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow, a WGBH production televised on the PBS network. He is also a USPAP compliant appraiser with general expertise.

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The Estate of June Marston Dyson

The Estate of June Marston Dyson

Doyle is honored to auction jewelry from the Estate of June Marston Dyson, a pioneering woman in the legal profession and a generous donor to many of New York's cultural institutions.