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THE GALLERY THEN

For nearly half a century, the Frank H. Boos Gallery has been involved in the appraisal and dispersal of fine art, antiques and decorative arts.  The Gallery had grown into a leading regional auction house known for its integrity and quality service.

Nancy Boos, wife of Frank Boos and co-founder of the Gallery, closed the auction division of the Gallery in 2007 after the death of her husband.

During the time when the Gallery functioned as an auction house and appraisal firm, the professionalism and commitment to excellence earned the Gallery a respected and credible position in the auction and appraisal art markets.  Nancy continues with that commitment today in the appraisal business.

The Boos Gallery had been involved in the appraisal or dispersement of many famous collections in the area.  Among those are included the estate of the naturalist, Dr. Walter Koelz, (who was part of the MacMillan-Byrd Arctic Expedition of 1925), the collection of Walter Simmons, II (curator at the Henry Ford Museum), George and Florine Trumbull, the estate of Robert Hudson Tannihill (whose collection is now housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts), Charles Gershenson (whose collection brought world record prices for Americana, some of which is now housed at the White House and State Department, Washington D.C.), Anna Tompson Dodge (in conjunction with Christies, London), Hawkins Ferry, Elizabeth Warren Sheldon, and Minoru and Teruko Yamasaki (Minoru was the architect for the World Trade Center, New York City), to name just a few.

Frank was the retained appraiser for the entire oeuvre of the renowned sculptor, Marshall Fredericks.  The Gallery was also the retained appraisal firm for the art and decorative art of the famous Cranbrook Institutions, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.