Gary Sergeant is a renowned and influential antiques expert, dealer and collection advisor with over 40 years of experience in the antiques and art industry. His early interest in the field was spurred on by close associations with a number of 20th Century dealer icons including Israel Sack, Clarence Prickett and Val Jacobson, among others. In a rapidly changing world and through challenging economic cycles, Mr. Sergeant has stood the test of time. He has flourished and embraced volatility, while other established dealers have failed, by skillfully adapting his business, identifying critical trends and consistently assessing hidden, untapped or undervalued opportunities in the marketplace. He is a tastemaker, with that unique ability to understand and anticipate discerning customer preferences over time.
Mr. Sergeant is a respected authority in American, English and European antiques, with unparalleled access to the greatest estates and most notable pieces, and years of established close connections to those who share his aesthetic and passion for lasting tangible assets. Collectors, museums, designers, auction houses and fellow dealers all recognize Mr. Sergeant for his ability to source significant decorative and fine art for their specific needs. His broad-based, diverse network of resources and deep knowledge of distinctive and important decorative arts are his most valuable assets.
International dealers and designers often call on Mr. Sergeant for his opinions, advice and counsel. Leading high-end interior designers such as Bunny Williams, John Saladino, Michael Smith, MAC II, Mark Hampton and others have confidently purchased antiques for their global projects and discriminating clientele. Mr. Sergeant has cultivated his own clientele as well, and the collections of Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Henry & Nancy Kissinger, Carolyne Roehm, Harrison Ford and many others bear the mark of his collaborations. Mr. Sergeant has been featured in numerous trade publications and shelter magazines such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Veranda, Greenwich Magazine, and notably on the cover of House & Garden with a feature article profiling his own home.
In his 46 years as a dealer, Mr. Sergeant has owned and operated leading galleries in Rumson, NJ, Charleston, SC, New Preston, CT and Woodbury, CT. He is a long time member of AADLA (Art and Antiques Dealers League of America), the oldest and most prestigious antiques association. He is also a vetted member of CINOA (The International Federation of Art and Antique Dealers Association), the principal international confederation of 30 leading Art and Antique dealer associations, which binds its dealer members to adhere to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity. Mr. Sergeant is also a member of The Antiques Council, which similarly mandates the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry, and has been invited numerous times to serve on the elite vetting committees of high end antiques shows and events.
In addition, Mr. Sergeant has sold to numerous premier museums throughout the country, including the Chicago Institute, Connecticut Historical Society, Wadsworth Atheneum, Albany Institute, and Winterthur Museum, and is a prominent and sought after presence and exhibitor at numerous prestigious antiques shows and events throughout the U.S. These include the San Francisco Fall Art and Antiques Show, Chicago Antiques + Art + Design Show, Park Avenue Antiques Show in New York City, Brandywine Museum Show in Pennsylvania, Charleston Antique Show, Houston Theta Antique Show, AADLA Fine Arts; Antiques Show in New York City, Newport Antiques Show and Ellis Boston Antiques Show, among many others.
Mr. Sergeant graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in History and Fine Arts from Albright College.