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San Francisco

Offices

Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Our San Francisco office, located between the Embarcadero and Jackson Square, offers appraisals on a wide range of categories, including Arms & Armor, California & Western Art, Modern & Contemporary Art, European Paintings, Coins, Jewelry and Luxury Handbags, Fine Wine, Comics and original comic art. If you're in the area, stop by or call today.

Available for immediate purchase: Our New York, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco offices offer an array of certified coins available for immediate purchase. These certified pieces, graded by PCGS and NGC, are available for view during our regular business hours and are appropriate for both new collectors and experienced numismatists. Furthermore, exhibitions of fine art by well-known artists are also often available in our galleries. With frequently-changing displays, there is always something new to see at our satellite offices.

Hours

Mon-Fri:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT
Saturday:
By Appointment

Address

Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.
Phone: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824)
Office Number: 415-777-4867
603 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(on the corner of Jackson and Battery)
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David Carde
Arms & Armor

Consignment Director, Arms & Armor
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1881

214-409-1881
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A native of Puerto Rico, David moved to Chicago in 1993 to attend Prairie State College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998, to continue his studies he moved to San Francisco, where he decided to apply for a summer Firearms position with Butterfield and Butterfield Auctions, and he has remained in the auction business in San Francisco ever since. Since then, he has developed broad general knowledge of firearms, with specialties in early Spanish Miquelet firearms and other Latin America-related collectibles. David became a founding member of our San Francisco office and our Arms and Armor Department when Heritage acquired his employer’s auction company in 2011. He also travels extensively, representing Heritage at numerous gun shows throughout the country, and regularly appears as an expert-appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.

Alissa Ford
Fine & Decorative Arts

Director, California & Western Art
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1926

214-409-1926
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Alissa is well versed on the art market, having managed multi-million dollar collections nationwide, helping collectors find premier paintings by important California and Western artists; and having worked both at major California and New York auction houses and alongside some of the country’s most respected dealers.  Alissa received her BA in Art History with an emphasis in the Italian Renaissance, then pursued her Master’s in American Fine and Decorative Arts. After spending several years in New York, Alissa decided to return to her native grounds to specialize in the great masters of the American West, working in the California Painting department of another prominent auction house and as Director of a highly recognized California Art Gallery. “I realized early on that this niche of the market is filled with passionate collectors and I feel fortunate to continue to build relationships with those buyers ” In addition to her role as Director, California Art, Alissa acts as one of the company’s auctioneers.

Ana Wroblaski
Jewelry

Assistant Director, Fine Jewelry, Beverly Hills
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1154

214-409-1154
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Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, Ana Wroblaski has been involved in the jewelry business on various levels since 1999. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, she joined John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena during 2011 to take charge of their growing jewelry department. Previously, Ana spent five years at Bonham’s and Butterfield’s Los Angeles, first starting as assistant to the senior specialist before she was promoted to a specialist, appraising and cataloging jewelry that ranged from antique to modern.

Once Ana got a taste of working with precious metals on her own, she served as an apprentice with a master jeweler in the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. Focusing on minerals and gems, she then went on to fabricate and design jewelry for her own line and others as well. Ana is a Graduate Gemologist, earning her diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and is constantly continuing her education by attending workshops and seminars to stay abreast of treatments, new mine discoveries and current style trends in the jewelry world.  

Ana has earned and stays current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is currently working on the accreditation curriculum with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

Holly Sherratt
Fine & Decorative Arts

Director, Modern & Contemporary Art, San Francisco
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1505

214-409-1505
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Holly Sherratt
has more than 20 years of fine art experience and has worked in the auction
industry for more than a decade. As a well-regarded Modern and Contemporary Art
specialist, she has directed the sales of hundreds of important collections
nationwide. She was the founding Director of Made in California Art at a major
auction house and was instrumental in establishing world record prices for
dozens of artists. She was also Head of Museum Programs at the world’s
largest art online retailer, managing strategic partnerships with museums such
as MoMA, British Museum, and the de Young. With vast auction, business
development, and non-profit experience, she has built relationships with
collectors, arts organizations, and fiduciaries around the world.  


Holly received her BA in Art History from UCLA and MA in Visual
Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from UCI. She trained at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed
coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American
Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before
transferring to graduate school. She is an active member of the San Francisco
arts community. She served on the Board of Directors of Contemporary Extension
at the SFMOMA and enjoys lecturing at local universities and arts
organizations.

Janell Snape
Fine & Decorative Arts

Jr Specialist/Cataloguer, European Art
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1245

214-409-1245
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Janell has more than 18 years of experience in the auction
industry and a well-regarded reputation as a connoisseur of European
paintings.  Prior to joining Heritage, Janell was a senior cataloguer and
art historian at a major auction house and has researched and vetted thousands
of paintings.  An expert in Old Masters and 19th Century European
Painting, Janell travels to Europe frequently to conduct primary research and
meet with collectors. A San Francisco native and U.S. Navy veteran, Janell
earned her B.A. in Art History from San Francisco State University. She
volunteers at several local organizations including the San Francisco Public
Library and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Clementine Chen
San Francisco

Consignment Director, Asian Art, San Francisco
1-877-HERITAGE (877-437-4824) x1256

214-409-1256
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Clementine Chen
is a well-regarded specialist with over a decade of experience in the field of
Asian art. Prior to joining Heritage, Clementine worked at international
auction houses in Beijing and San Francisco where she organized several
exclusive auctions of Chinese paintings and furniture.  She also worked
for Ronin Gallery, a prestigious Japanese print gallery in New York.  In
her most recent role as an Asian art Specialist in San Francisco, Clementine
regularly set auction records for Chinese paintings sold on the West
Coast.  Clementine is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and travels to Asia
frequently to conduct primary research in her field and meet with Asian
scholars.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from
Soochow University in China and Master's degree in Arts Management from
Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Clementine also enjoys traditional Chinese opera
and volunteers for Kun Opera Theater.
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Frank Martell
Senior Director, Fine & Rare Wine
1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1753

After studying at Clark University in Massachusetts and Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, Frank joined the auction staff at New York-based Acker Merrall & Condit in 1998. In 2003 he joined Bonhams & Butterfield as Director of Fine & Rare Wines, becoming International Director in November of 2006 and taking on a revised role focused on making the Wine department there a global entity, paying particular attention to markets in the US and Hong Kong, where, in April of 2008, he held the first wine sale in more than 17 years. Over the course of the following year and a half Frank was in Hong Kong on a monthly basis, working not only on wine auction, but also spending a good deal of time working with the government in Hong Kong to develop appropriate policy around the business. His experience in the industry is across all phases of the business, from business development, to marketing, to sales, consignments and customer service, with a decidedly hands on approach. As early as 2000, Who What Where magazine published a feature story spotlighting Frank, his rise in the world of fine wines and his success orchestrating auctions. It said, in part: "Martell has rapidly established himself as a superstar in the world of wine... his future seems extremely bright." He has since been featured on CBS News, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC's "Squawk Box" as an expert in the field and was cast in a primary role in John Cleese's documentary, "Wine for the confused."

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