David Johnson is the President and Owner of Greenwich Auction and Antique Treasures LLC. Greenwich Auction which began in 2013 is the newest division of Connecticut Antiques Center, a business which David has owned for over fifteen years. Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, David attended auctions and has had an appreciation for collecting artwork and antiques from a young age. After attending school in both Europe and the United States as well as living and working on three continents in corporate roles ranging from engineering to manufacturing, David settled in Fairfield county. He and his wife, Gretchen, are third generation Greenwich residents, and reside here with their three young children.
Greenwich Auction holds approximately thirty-six auctions selling varied merchandise annually as well as maintains a retail antique center with glass showcases and sales room of jewelry, silver, decorative items, antiques and home decor. In addition Greenwich Auction offers clients services including on site estate sale management, estate evaluations, clean-outs / donation organization, real estate staging and home decorating.
Over the last five years Greenwich Auction has grown from holding twelve auctions annually to thirty-six or more. Selling quality items from rare Russian and Chinese artwork, to fine jewelry, period antiques, original artwork and general estate merchandise. The Greenwich Auction team currently numbers eleven full time and part time employees that all work towards bringing both consignors and buyers an unparalleled experience in buying or selling items at auction.
The auction team is managed by Vice President Francis who has studied art history in both the United Statues and Europe. He carries degrees in both art history and architectural studies, having graduated from New York University and taken courses through Christies Auction House's Education Department. Francis is well-versed in the worlds of art, antiques and jewelry having been working in the field since high school. He has worked in both retail antique stores and with two other auction companies prior to joining the Greenwich Auction Team. Francis is joined by a staff of two catalogers, two photographers and several free lance workers in assembling monthly auction catalogs for Greenwich Auction.
The estate sale team is headed by Maggie who joins the Greenwich Auction team after nearly seven years of having worked organizing and managing estate sales throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut. Maggie is a long-time passionate collector and decorator who after many years working in Washington DC, including eight years in the White House, and Corporate America with roles throughout Manhattan, has found another career with the Greenwich Auction team. Maggie brings big business experience, expertise in marketing and concierge service to Greenwich Auction clients. Since starting the estate sale division Maggie has managed one or two estate sales monthly selling items ranging from luxury cars to designer furniture.