Our Team

Our team is a close-knit group of dedicated and enthusiastic folks who appreciate working with exquisite objects and their collectors on a daily basis. We take pride and pleasure in providing our customers, whether they are buyers or sellers, with exceptional service.

Brian Witherell

COO, Consignment Director


Brian was raised in Healdsburg, California. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Sonoma State University before joining his father in the family business. He claims there are parallels between the two fields, as they both require great detective skills to be successful. That’s what he loves about this business, the discovery of hidden treasures.

When Brian is not working as the company’s Consignment Director he likes to golf, fly fish, run, hike and go camping with his family.

Brad Witherell

President


Brad was raised in Philo, California, the same town his great–grandfather settled after arriving in the West in 1860.

As a teenager he worked for his great uncle, taking in antique guns in exchange for payment. One such gun was a Henry rifle, a prized weapon of the American West.

That gun sparked an interest in Brad that would guide the rest of his life. While Brad has bought and sold many categories of Western Americana his love of antique firearms has always been his primary interest.

Brad Witherell

President


Brad was raised in Philo, California, the same town his great–grandfather settled after arriving in the West in 1860.

As a teenager he worked for his great uncle, taking in antique guns in exchange for payment. One such gun was a Henry rifle, a prized weapon of the American West.

That gun sparked an interest in Brad that would guide the rest of his life. While Brad has bought and sold many categories of Western Americana his love of antique firearms has always been his primary interest.

Susan Hambly

Cataloguer


Susan is a retired physician who grew up in New England and attended Boston University and Boston University Medical School. After a successful anesthesiology practice in NYC and California, she decided to change careers and transitioned to antiques and fine arts appraising and cataloguing.

Susan is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and a docent at the Crocker Art Museum. She loves researching and discovering the history of items.

She and her husband, Mark, have a son who lives in Los Angeles and two Jack Russell terriers. She enjoys cycling, tennis, hiking and traveling. Her advice to buyers, “Buy what you love and you will never be disappointed.”

Benjamin Pulido

Photographer/Videographer


Ben grew up in Jamestown, CA, a foothill community where antiques now abound as gold once did in the 1850s. Following his interest in film editing, he attended the The Art Institute of California – Sacramento receiving a B.S. degree in Video Production.

Antiques have always interested Ben, so it’s no surprise he found himself photographing them. “It never gets old; the job, not the antiques,” says Ben.

Portraits by the beach are his favorite pastime and he hopes to one day live in San Diego to feed his hobby. For now, he indulges at the local breweries and enjoys cruising the Sacramento River Trail.

Aundrea Gibson

Office/Operations Manager


Born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, Aundrea’s love of history started at home. Her mother’s gift of an antique poetry book inspired her to collect other books, specifically those written by nineteenth-century authors such as Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë.

Aundrea’s interest in the lives of the characters in these novels translated into the pursuit of a B.A. in History at Sacramento State. Working at Witherell’s gives her the chance to experience this history by handling the objects of the past.

Other than reading, Aundrea spends her days writing and watching period dramas.

Daphne Witherell

Clerk in Training


After Daphne completes her undergraduate work she hopes to get a softball scholarship to UC Davis and study interior design. She clerk’s auctions for the company and helps out as needed. Her favorite activities are softball, track and band.

Bennett Witherell

Auctioneer in Training


Bennett would like to attend UCLA or Sacramento State after high school and hopes to become a major league baseball player or video game designer. He recently made his debut as an auctioneer and helps out in the company business when time permits.

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