Case Antiques, Inc. is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, where our gallery is located, with a satellite office in Nashville, Tennessee – but our reach is worldwide. We conduct cataloged auctions of investment-quality art and antiques under the stewardship of knowledgeable professionals, including three accredited appraisers on staff.
We accept consignments of objects of value: single items, large estates, or collections deaccessioned by museums, colleges or universities and other institutions. We work closely with trust officers and estate attorneys, estate executors or other individuals responsible for dispersing estates, as well as museum curators, private collectors seeking to refine or upgrade their collections, and individuals who are downsizing.
John Case is the owner, founder and president of Case Antiques, Inc. He has over 20 years experience researching and evaluating American antiques and art, with a specialization in early Southern decorative arts. John is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), the oldest professional association of personal property appraisers in the United States. John has also completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course and passed the examination. In addition to his appraising credentials, John also holds an auction gallery license from the state of Tennessee (TNGL #5157). John has given lectures on Southern material culture at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the William King Regional Arts Center, the Appraisers Association of America national convention, the International Society of Appraisers national convention, and served as an appraiser for East Tennessee Public Television (ETPtv) and other appraisal events. Case also authored “Regionalism Considerations: A Southern Focus” in the Appraisers Association of America comprehensive handbook, Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts. He also served as a contributing editor for the Frist Museum’s Art of Tennessee exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee and has completed a museum graduate course sponsored by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Wake Forest University. Case was appointed and later elected chairman of the Tennessee Executive Residence Preservation Foundation (TERPF).