Our specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area are available to assist you with buying, selling, estate services, appraisals, and more for all of our 40+ categories of fine art, collectibles and luxury items. Please contact one of them today. If you have an item or collection in a category not listed below, these specialists will connect you with a Heritage colleague that can help you directly.
A native of Puerto Rico, David moved to Chicago in 1993 to attend Prairie State College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1998, to continue his studies he moved to San Francisco, where he decided to apply for a summer Firearms position with Butterfield and Butterfield Auctions, and he has remained in the auction business in San Francisco ever since. Since then, he has developed broad general knowledge of firearms, with specialties in early Spanish Miquelet firearms and other Latin America-related collectibles. David became a founding member of our San Francisco office and our Arms and Armor Department when Heritage acquired his employer’s auction company in 2011. He also travels extensively, representing Heritage at numerous gun shows throughout the country, and regularly appears as an expert-appraiser on Antiques Roadshow.
Director, California & Western Art
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Alissa is well versed on the art market, having managed multi-million dollar collections nationwide, helping collectors find premier paintings by important California and Western artists; and having worked both at major California and New York auction houses and alongside some of the country’s most respected dealers. Alissa received her BA in Art History with an emphasis in the Italian Renaissance, then pursued her Master’s in American Fine and Decorative Arts. After spending several years in New York, Alissa decided to return to her native grounds to specialize in the great masters of the American West, working in the California Painting department of another prominent auction house and as Director of a highly recognized California Art Gallery. “I realized early on that this niche of the market is filled with passionate collectors and I feel fortunate to continue to build relationships with those buyers ” In addition to her role as Director, California Art, Alissa acts as one of the company’s auctioneers.
Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, Ana Wroblaski has been involved in the jewelry business on various levels since 1999. Born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, she joined John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena during 2011 to take charge of their growing jewelry department. Previously, Ana spent five years at Bonham’s and Butterfield’s Los Angeles, first starting as assistant to the senior specialist before she was promoted to a specialist, appraising and cataloging jewelry that ranged from antique to modern.
Once Ana got a taste of working with precious metals on her own, she served as an apprentice with a master jeweler in the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. Focusing on minerals and gems, she then went on to fabricate and design jewelry for her own line and others as well. Ana is a Graduate Gemologist, earning her diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) and is constantly continuing her education by attending workshops and seminars to stay abreast of treatments, new mine discoveries and current style trends in the jewelry world.
Ana has earned and stays current with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), and is currently working on the accreditation curriculum with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Director, Modern & Contemporary Art
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has more than 20 years of fine art experience and has worked in the auction
industry for more than fifteen years. As a well-regarded Modern and Contemporary Art
specialist, she has directed the sales of hundreds of important collections
nationwide. She was the founding Director of Made in California Art at a major
auction house and was instrumental in establishing world record prices for
dozens of artists. She was also Head of Museum Programs at the world’s
largest art online retailer, managing strategic partnerships with museums such
as MoMA, British Museum, and the de Young. With vast auction, business
development, and non-profit experience, she has built relationships with
collectors, arts organizations, and fiduciaries around the world.
Holly received her BA in Art History from UCLA and MA in Visual
Studies (Art History and Critical Theory) from UCI. She trained at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and Laguna Art Museum. Holly also completed
coursework at Loyola Law School and received the distinguished American
Jurisprudence Awards for both legal writing and criminal law before
transferring to graduate school. She is an active member of the San Francisco
arts community. She served on the Board of Directors of Contemporary Extension
at the SFMOMA and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco.
Consignment Director, Asian Art, San Francisco
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is a well-regarded specialist with over a decade of experience in the field of
Asian art. Prior to joining Heritage, Clementine worked at international
auction houses in Beijing and San Francisco where she organized several
exclusive auctions of Chinese paintings and furniture. She also worked
for Ronin Gallery, a prestigious Japanese print gallery in New York. In
her most recent role as an Asian art Specialist in San Francisco, Clementine
regularly set auction records for Chinese paintings sold on the West
Coast. Clementine is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and travels to Asia
frequently to conduct primary research in her field and meet with Asian
scholars. She received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from
Soochow University in China and Master's degree in Arts Management from
Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Clementine also enjoys traditional Chinese opera
and volunteers for Kun Opera Theater.
For more than 25 years Dan Imler has worked with buyers,
sellers and conservators of some of the most prominent, valuable and
historically important sports artifacts in the world and has earned a
reputation as one of the industry’s most widely respected figures. Dan’s career
in sports collectibles and antiquities began as a teenager working for his
family’s third-generation auction company in Western Massachusetts. While
pursuing his degree in Business Management from Springfield College Dan started
a successful sports auction division in 1992. In 2000 Dan joined SCP Auctions
of Laguna Niguel, Ca. As Vice President and Managing Director, Dan helped
propel SCP to a leadership position in the sports auction landscape and led a
broad expansion of the company’s private sales and client services division.
Dan also helped facilitate the company’s five-year partnership with Sotheby’s,
during which he directed some of the most prominent sports auctions on record.
Throughout his career Dan’s expertise has been relied on by the hobby’s most
advanced collectors as well as institutions such as San Diego Hall of
Champions, Newport Sports Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Helms Athletic/LA84
Foundation and The Olympic Museum.