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Speaker Series: The Art of Appraising - Expert Panel

  • HIllcrest Center for the Arts - Community Room 403 West Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360 United States (map)

Is It Collecting Dust


Will It Pay Off The Mortgage?

Discover the tricks of the appraising trade with two experts in their field.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

7PM - 8PM

Hillcrest Center for the Arts - Community Room

$10 CMATO Members   $20 Non-Members  

Students Free


Barry Korngiebel, AAA Certified Appraiser  of Geppetto's Appraisals and Restoration

Geppetto's Appraisals and Restoration is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the greater Conejo Valley for the last 35 years! Geppetto's owner, Barry Korngiebel, is a senior certified appraiser for antiques and objects of  fine art from the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) specializing in fine porcelain, pottery, china, glass, sculpture, paintings, ivory, collectibles and furniture including Capodimonte, Lladro, Hummel, Goebel, Meissen, Dresden, Royal Copenhagen, Limoges, Royal Dalton, Royal Vienna, Baccarat, Lalique, and Wedgwood. Give us a call or stop by for written or verbal appraisals. 

In addition to our fine art appraisal services, Geppetto's also provides restoration services for all types of fine art objects including porcelain, china, glass, oil paintings, lithographs, serigraphs, water colors, ivory, and collectibles. 

Morgana Blackwelder, Fine Art Director, John Moran Auctioneers

Morgana Blackwelder has been in the antique business since 2004.  Morgana joined John Moran Auctioneers  in 2007 as a client relations specialist. In this position, she was pivotal in the expansion of the jewelry department and creating stand-alone sales in coordination with the sale director. During this same time Morgana became one of Moran's fine art cataloguers and found her true love of fine art.

After taking a sabbatical to travel the world, she has returned to a full-time position as our Fine Art Specialist. Her daily activities include client relations, valuating incoming property, appraisal functions and overseeing the fine art cataloguing. 

Prior to joining John Moran Auctioneers Morgana worked as a dealer of fine and decorative art in the Pasadena area.