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Richard Cervantes has officially been announced as Senior Vice President and Director of Asian Works of Art at Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. The New York-based firm will be having Mr.Cervantes' first auction at Doyle on Thursday, July 23rd. It is a public event and will feature the sale of Asian Works of Art. The public can place bids and schedule private views at Doyle.com.

Cervantes' previous background includes Italian Literature and History, as well as being an educator. He began his auction career at The Samuel T. Freeman Co. of Philadelphia, getting into the trade at around 2006. He eventually rose to the title of department head of Asian Arts and Oriental Rugs at Freeman's.

He also appeared as an appraiser in Antiques Roadshow on the PBS network. Mr.Cervantes has been evaluating the offers that may eventually show up on the auction block in the September Asian Works of Art Auction. He is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but regularly travels for work.

Prominent Collections of Asian Art at Doyle
Doyle has been privileged to auction many of the world’s most important collections of Asian Works of Art. Doyle's landmark sale of Chinese porcelain from the F. Gordon Morrill Collection of Delray Beach drew newly affluent Chinese collectors for the first time to a New York auction, driving the sale total past $12 million. Doyle also held the sale of important jades from the Estate of Baron Pierre DeMenasce highlighted by an 18th century Chinese celadon jade vase that achieved $5 million. 

About Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers
Founded in 1962, Doyle is one of the world's foremost auctioneers and appraisers of jewelry, art, furniture, decorations, Asian art, Russian art, coins, stamps, rare books and other collecting categories. Headquartered in New York City, the global capital of the auction market, Doyle offers sales throughout the year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world. Doyle operates a network of regional offices and representatives across the nation, including Beverly Hills, Florida, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. For further information, visit Doyle.com

Information originally sourced from Artfix Daily.