Mark Topalian has been a consultant appraiser in Rugs and Carpets at Doyle New York since 1994. His duties include appraising and cataloguing all rugs and carpets for estate appraisal services and auction purposes.
Mark utilizes almost two decades of extensive training in antique and semi-antique Persian, Caucasian, Chinese and European rugs and carpets in his family's antique Oriental rug business.
He received his Bachelor of Science at Boston University, where he graduated from the School of Management in 1982. After his studies at Boston University, Mark completed the certificate program at the New York School of Interior Design.
Mark is a featured appraiser on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.
During their 62-year marriage, legendary songwriter Irving Berlin gave his wife Ellin gifts of exquisite jewels as expressions of their lasting love. Doyle is honored to auction one of these treasured pieces.
Featured in the December 20 Doyle at Home auction are elegant furnishings and art from Renee Meyer’s Manhattan apartment decorated by her close friend Albert Hadley.
Noah Goldrach examines a rare group of original fashion and costume designs spanning the 1950s - 1970s to be offered on December 6.
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, Reid Dunavant profiles the most spectacular dinner service ever used at the White House.
Refresh your home decor and browse unique treasures perfect for holiday gifts at Hayloft Auctions! Soft close Monday at Noon
Elaine Stainton discusses the English artist John Atkinson Grimshaw and examines his masterful use of light in 'The Waning Glory of the Year.'
Samira Farmer discusses the mission of the DC-based, non-profit arts organization Transformer and its upcoming auction gala, The Invincible Visible.