Reyne Haines partners with Michaan’s to produce 20th C. Design sale

Decorative arts expert Reyne Haines

Decorative arts expert Reyne Haines

ALAMEDA, Calif. – San Francisco Bay Area auction house Michaan’s has announced a new  partnership with decorative arts expert, Reyne Haines. Their first jointly produced auction will be held in November and will include 20th century decorative arts, furniture, jewelry and fine art from the Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and Mid-Century periods. Consignments are currently being accepted for the sale, which will feature Internet live bidding through

Reyne Haines founded Houston’s eponymous Reyne Gallery, as well as The Finer Things in New York City. These two firms emphasize fine 20th century design in art glass, pottery, furniture, fine art and jewelry. Haines’ expertise ranges from vintage watches to art glass to decorative arts. She has written for and has been interviewed extensively by such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Home and Garden, Traditional Home, and 002 Magazine. She is the author and contributor to a number of books about auctions, appraising and collecting; and her column titled Reyne Gauge appears on

Michaan’s Auctions is a full-service auction house specializing in the appraisal and sale of antiques and fine art. Michaan’s team includes specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Books and Manuscripts, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art.

Established in 2002, Michaan’s Auctions holds up to 30 sales each year attracting a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. With one of the largest facilities in Northern California and the Bay Area’s lowest buyer’s premium, Michaan’s is known for auctioning fine-quality merchandise and achieving world record prices. In 2005 A.D.M. Cooper’s oil painting, Three Graces 1915 sold for a record $21,060; and an Eduard Gaertner oil German City Street Scene 1831 sold for $266,000.

For additional information or to consign to the November auction, call Reyne Haines at 713-253-7505 or e-mail

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