Leigh Keno

Experienced Art Appraiser/Auction Professional in New York

Leigh Keno

Experienced Art Appraiser/Auction Professional in New York

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The founder and president of New York City’s Keno Auctions, Leigh Keno has been dealing in antique furniture and fine/decorative arts since he was a teenager. Over the course of his career, he has directed operations in multiple departments for Christie’s Appraisals, operated his own 18th to 20th century American art gallery, and appeared regularly on the PBS television show Antiques Roadshow. In 2011, the commissioner of the federal Internal Revenue Service appointed him to the organization’s Art Advisory Panel in Washington, DC. Leigh Keno went on to sit on the panel for a decade.

Capitalizing on his knowledge a fine/decorative art expert and appraiser, Leigh Keno has also accomplished much as a published author. In the mid-1990s, he wrote two innovative articles on the subject of Boston chairs for the respected journal American Furniture. In 2000, he recounted tales of memorable masterpiece discoveries as the coauthor of the book Hidden Treasures - Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture. He currently serves as editor-at-large for Traditional Home and writes monthly columns for House Beautiful and This Old House Magazine.