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Trusted Specialists

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Mark Topalian

Rugs and Carpets Expert 

Mark Topalian utilizes almost four decades of extensive training in antique and semi-antique Persian, Caucasian, Chinese, and European rugs and carpets in his antique Oriental rug business, M. Topalian, Inc.
Since 1994, he has been a consultant appraiser in Rugs and Carpets at Doyle New York.  His duties include appraising and cataloguing all rugs and carpets for estate appraisal services and auction purposes.  He also works as a consultant for the following appraisal firms:  Gurr Johns, Winston Art Group, Enservio Select, and Pall Mall Art Advisors.  He has been a featured appraiser on Antiques Roadshow since its inception in 1996, and has served on the Vetting Committee at the Winter Antiques show for the past 12 years.
He is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and a member of the Art and Antique Dealers League of America.



Carolyn Law, ISA

Fine Silver Expert

Carolyn Law is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and the Silver Society (U.K.), the world’s foremost organization for the study and appreciation of silver. 


A personal property appraiser, independent scholar and author, Carolyn is also a passionate collector of 18th-century English and Irish sterling silver and Old Sheffield Plate. Her appraisals have run the gamut from Colonial American coin silver and mid-century modern flatware to world silver from Europe, India, and Mexico.


She has published articles on silver connoisseurship and appraisal practice in Silver Magazine (U.S.) since 2018. She blogs at . She is also a popular public speaker on a range of topics related to silver, decorative arts, antiques, and collectibles.

Carolyn has a master’s degree in English literature and doctoral

coursework in literature and interdisciplinary arts, focusing on

Modernism, the 20th-century avant-garde, and the theory and history of aesthetic movements. 

Applying more than 30 years of experience as a professional

researcher and writer to each appraisal assignment, Carolyn is highly qualified to understand and communicate to clients both the historical context and the current market environment in which their objects were created, used, and exist today.

Christina L. Pereiro, ISA AM

Fine Silver, Furnishings, and Decorative Arts

Christina has been a personal property appraiser for the past three decades. She is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), a passionate art and antique collector, TV and radio guest expert, and routinely provides research and expertise to antique dealers and auction houses.  


Her skillsets include: forensic art analysis, radiographs, XRF Mapping, complete historical research and provenance, as well as experience appraising fine art, antiques, furniture, decorative arts and sterling silver. Her work includes estates, insurance and equitable distributions. 


A graduate of New York University’s Appraisal Studies of Antiques and Fine Art, she holds a dual specialization in Fine Art as well as Antiques, Furnishings and Decorative Arts through the International Society of Appraisers. Christina has been on the Dean’s List at both the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT and  the University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. 


She is currently a member of IFAR (International Foundation for Art Research), the National Association of Professional Appraisers, New England Association of Appraisers, the Connecticut Antique Dealers Association and past board member for the Trumbull Historical Society, in Trumbull, CT.


Roger M. Heuberger

Art Research

Roger M. Heuberger is an independent fine art appraiser and member of the International Society of Appraisers. He is a long serving co-leader for the Northwestern University Lifelong Learning Institute Exploring the Visual Arts program and an active docent with experience working at the Milwaukee Art Museum, NSU Fort Lauderdale and currently at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Fl. 

A former corporate executive and Kellogg MBA, Roger has also earned a Masters Degree in Art History and Visual Culture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lindenwood University. 

With roots at the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and Sotheby’s-London summer program, Roger is (USPAP) Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice compliant and continues to deepen his expertise with ongoing coursework and connoisseurship. He routinely provides research to professional appraisal firms with an approach that combines analysis of current art markets with academia and museum experience.

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