Our Team Is Your Team

Grogan & Company’s core values of integrity, kindness, and above all, “doing the right thing” carry through in all we do for our clients and for each other. We love our business and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Michael B. Grogan

President & Chief Auctioneer

Michael began his career in the art auction business in 1978 at Sotheby’s New York. During the course of his ten years at Sotheby’s, Michael was Head of the Oriental Carpets Department, Director of Sotheby’s Arcade Auctions, and President of Sotheby’s Appraisal Company, and, most importantly, met his wife, Nancy. He left Sotheby’s as a Vice President of the firm in June of 1987 to establish Grogan & Company as Boston’s own auction house. Michael is a graduate of Boston College, where he majored in Art History. Michael can often be seen on the hit PBS television series Antiques Roadshow as a silver, Oriental carpets, and paintings expert. Michael is a member of the WGBH Corporate Executive Council, sits on the Board of Directors of Beacon Hill Village, and is a founding member of the Patron Committee of Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art.

Lucy Grogan Edwards

Vice President & Jewelry Director

Lucy joined her family’s business in 2013 upon returning to the east coast from Jackson, Wyoming. A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut and the Gemological Institute of America, Lucy serves as Vice President and Jewelry Director, and is an auctioneer for the firm. She can also be seen on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow as a jewelry appraiser. Lucy’s previous work experience includes the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, and the Jackson Hole Art Auction. Lucy is on the board of KieveWavus Education and Maine Recovery Fund, two nonprofits which combine her passions for outdoor education and supporting those recovering from substance use disorder. Lucy spends most of her time at Grogan & Company’s office in Portland, Maine, where she lives with her husband, son, and their big black dog, Stanley.

Georgina C. Winthrop

Fine Art Director

Georgina joined Grogan & Company after graduating from Harvard University in May of 2014. At Harvard, she majored in History of Art and Architecture, minored in The Classics, and was a tour guide for the Harvard Art Museums. As Fine Art Director, Georgina oversees the appraisal, research, and cataloguing of paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures for auction. She is an auctioneer for the firm and is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant through 2023. Georgina sits on the Steering Committee for the Museum Council at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and is on the Board of Governors of Beacon Hill’s Nichols House Museum. A lifelong Beacon Hill resident, she currently lives around the corner from the gallery with her husband, Robert.

Taylor P. See

Jewelry Specialist

Taylor joined Grogan & Company in the fall of 2015. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where she was a nationally ranked equestrian and a Division 1 athlete. She majored in Fashion Merchandising, which is where she developed her passion for jewelry and luxury goods. She is currently taking courses at the Gemological Institute of America and is looking forward to growing Grogan & Company’s jewelry and luxury goods departments. She is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant through 2022. Taylor lives in Charlestown with her husband Malcolm and their English Bulldog, Millie.

Eliza G. Hodgson

Auction Coordinator

Eliza joined Grogan & Company in 2021, having spent the past several years working and studying in the UK. Eliza has a BA and MA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. She is currently working to complete her Masters in Building History at the University of Cambridge. Between Boston and London, Eliza volunteers her time at the Sir John Soane Museum and is a Trustee of the Shrewsbury School Foundation. As Grogan & Company’s Auction Coordinator, Eliza ensures that each auction runs smoothly, oversees daily gallery operations, and coordinates our appraisals division. Eliza, who grew up on the North Shore, has returned to her Massachusetts roots and is now happy to call Beacon Hill home!

Claudia E. Deeley

Auction Administrator

Claudia joined Grogan & Company in the spring of 2021, after graduating from Trinity College in Connecticut. While at Trinity, she majored in Political Science and History and played on the varsity field hockey team. As Auction Administrator, Claudia helps manage our appraisal department, assists with all aspects of auction operations, and oversees the company’s social media platforms. Though a Vermont native, Claudia knows the Boston area well through spending her summers on the North Shore and attending St. Mark’s School. She recently moved to Beacon Hill, and is excited to be living nearby the gallery with her rescue pup, Wally!

Hercules Pappachristos

Appraisal Consultant

Hercules graduated from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire in 1981. He majored in History and Anthropology and has been working in the art and antiques field as an auctioneer, appraiser, and dealer since 1989. Hercules is currently an Appraisal Consultant for Grogan & Company, a member of the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association, and a Trustee of the Robert Frost Farm Museum. He resides in Derry, New Hampshire.

Stanley

Chief Morale Officer

Stanley hails from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he was adopted by Lucy when he was a pup. His interests include tennis balls, swimming, and welcoming gallery visitors with his enthusiastic bark. Stan’s primary responsibilities are keeping office morale high and ensuring no lunch goes unfinished.

Now Seeking Consignments

Whether you are considering deaccessioning a single item or an entire collection, our experienced team of specialists is here to guide you through the auction process. Please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consignment evaluation.

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