Curriculum Vitae


  • Specializes in French and American Art Deco since the 1970's
  • Owner of a premier online gallery for authentic Art Deco
  • Serves on the Board of the International Appraisers Association
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We would like to introduce you to Ric Emmett, Auctionata expert in French & American Art Deco as well as 20th Century Design & Vintage Fashion.

Ric Emmett has been an independent appraiser and expert in French & American Art Deco since the late 1970's. With the opening of his Modernism Gallery in Florida, it quickly became the premier online gallery specializing in authentic period art deco furniture, lighting, and accessories.

His gallery offers original furniture and accessories by American designers such as Paul Frankl, Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde, Wolfgang Hoffmann and Kem Weber as well as French designers as diverse as Jules Leleu, Jacques Adnet, Paul Follot, Maurice Dufrene and Dominique.

Mr Emmett is an accredited appraiser and serves on the Board of the International Appraisers Association. He has published articles, given lectures, curated exhibits, and even appeared on TV shows of arts and antiques. His knowledge is not limited to the Art Deco period but covers many other art movements around the world.

Ric Emmett lives and works in Miami.