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John Nye, Owner / Auctioneer
John Nye, Owner/Auctioneer, Dawson & Nye, graduated with honors from Hamilton College, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Art History. He worked at Sotheby's for 15 years, serveing as Loan Portfolio Manager, Cataloger, Head of the Arcade Furniture Department, and, most recently, Senior Vice President and Department Head of the American Furniture and Decorations Department.


Nye serves on the Board of the Nye Family Association, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Benjamin Nye House. In addition, Nye is a member of the Friends of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors of America, the Pewter Collectors Club of America, and the Decorative Arts Trust. He frequently lectures about Americana.


Nye is an architecture enthusiast and an avid outdoorsman. He and his wife, Kathleen Nye, have three children and live in South Orange, New Jersey.