ONLINECATALOGUE DECORATIVE ART & ANTIQUES
OUR EXPERTS OF DECORATIVE ART AND ANTIQUES
Dr. Bettina Schwick M.A.
Furniture, Sculptures, Textiles
Bettina Schwick’s specialist fields are, on the one hand, 18th-century furniture – especially French ébénisterie (cabinet-making) – that has fascinated her to this day ever since her publication of an inventory catalogue on the historical furnishings of Ludwigsburg Palace and, on the other hand, medieval and Baroque sepulchral sculpture in Southern Germany, which she analysed in depth in her master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation. After graduating in art history from the universities of Würzburg and Munich, Bettina Schwick was a research fellow in the administrative department of the State-owned Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart. This intensive involvement with historical furniture soon led her to London, Zurich and Amsterdam. As Junior Cataloguer in the Department of French and Continental Furniture at Sotheby’s she was involved in the auction ‘Of Royal and Noble Descent’, among other projects. Since her return to Munich at the end of 2001 Bettina Schwick has been in working in the core segment FINE ART at NEUMEISTER as the expert responsible for historical furniture, sculpture, furnishings and textiles.
Dr. Bärbel Wauer
Art Nouveau, Art Deco
While working in the Art Nouveau department at the municipal museum in Munich, the Münchner Stadtmuseum, under Dr. Martha Dreesbach, Bärbel Wauer developed her special interest in and great passion for Munich ‘Jugendstil’ in particular. After gaining a doctorate on the conceptual history of Expressionism, followed by internships at the Bavarian National Museum under Dr. Rückert, Bärbel Wauer joined NEUMEISTER in 1982. At the same time she was responsible for the concept and organisation of the Munich art and antiques fair, the Kunst-Messe München, over a number of years. Her immense experience in the appraisal and pricing of artworks is based on her more than 20-year cooperation on the Art Award Yearbook in the field of decorative arts, jewellery and furniture. For a confidential, precise appraisal and valuation of Art Nouveau and Art Deco objects, please contact Bärbel Wauer, the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and glass expert at NEUMEISTER. Her skill and expert knowledge enabled us to appraise and value the internationally highly regarded Prof. Kurt Liebermeister Collection of Art Nouveau and Murano glass, among others.
Dr. Doris Bachmeier M.A.
Ceramics, Porcelain, Glass, Silver, Timepieces, Vernacular Arts, Decorative Arts, Icons
A specialist in European decorative arts from the 16th to 19th century, Dr. Bachmeier particularly focuses on 18th century German silver, gold and porcelain. However, she has also addressed other areas of decorative arts in depth, starting in the Eighties with her master's thesis entitled “Joseph Hillerbrand – Munich Design in the 20ies and 30ies” and her doctoral dissertation for LMU Munich entitled “Life and work of Lorenz Gedon”. Dr Bachmeier has been with our company since 1988, first as the head of the Varia Department, and from 2004 as expert for our key department of Fine Art and Antiques. Recent special sales of “Majolica from the Bareiss Collection” and the “Bavarian Königsservice” from the estate of King Ludwig III, both of which were most successful and attracted international attention, marked some of the highlights of her work. Dr Bachmeier was a guest speaker at the 2007 Vinogradov conference in St. Petersburg (First International 18th Century Porcelain Scholarships Conference in Russia) and is involved in expert and valuation days hosted by NEUMEISTER in cooperation with the Bavarian National Museum. WIth long-standing experience and broadly based, extensive expertise, she is your specialist for any questions regarding decorative arts.
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