The Fine Art Group is proud to announce the opening of a new regional office in historic Charleston, S.C., allowing our experienced team of appraisers and advisors to maintain the highest levels of accessibility, transparency and trust for clients in the southeastern United States.
Since its founding in 1670, Charleston has remained a cultural crossroads and retained an extended dialogue with the fine and decorative arts market driving connoisseurship and collecting throughout the region.
TFAG looks forward to taking part in this important conversation by providing clients with the same access to exceptional art market intelligence they have grown to know and expect. Our services include appraisals, visual inventory, collection management, art advisory and continuing education. Details on these services are at our service page.
Shane David Hall, Appraiser & Advisor – Senior Decorative Arts Specialist, will lead the Charleston location. Shane earned Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning and Art History from the College of Charleston, and a Master of Arts in American Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York City.
With a lifelong enthusiasm for art, architecture and decorative arts, Shane began his career as curatorial assistant at This Historic Charleston Foundation and interned with the prestigious Winter Show. He acquired extensive art market experience at three international auction houses, becoming the Director of Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers in St. Louis, Mo. , one of America’s oldest auction firms. Shane is certified in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and is an active member of the College of Charleston Alumni Association. Hall looks forward to assisting clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and beyond.
SHANE’S INSIDER GUIDE TO CHARLESTON
Gibbes Museum of Art
Founded in 1858, the Gibbes Museum is the foremost collection of American art that incorporates the story of Charleston and the South. The museum connects the city and regions artistic past to a vibrant contemporary art scene and continued scholarship.
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Housed within the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston, the Halsey originates five to seven exhibitions annually dedicated to contemporary art and focusing on emerging and mid-career artists.
Charleston Antiques Show
The premier fine art and antiques show in the southeast highlighting over 30 dealers of fine arts and antiques showcasing 17th to mid-century modern, English, European and American period furnishings, decorative arts and fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, silver and more.
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoletto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned and emerging artists in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Spoleto Festival USA is recognized as America’s premier preforming arts festival.
Miller’s All Day
Celebrating everybody’s favorite meal by shining a spotlight on small batch grains, perfectly turned eggs, delicious proteins, craft cocktails, and gentle surprises designed to delight even the most hardboiled diner.
Gaulart & Maliclet
Providing fresh, affordable, healthy, global cuisine with French flair in a social environment that encourages community and the Arts.
Our approach is simple. We have a passion for pure flavor, quality ingredients, and for creating an atmosphere that is convivial, approachable, and a haven for people who simply love food.