Michael B. Grogan
President & Chief Auctioneer
Michael began his career in the art auction business in 1978 at Sotheby's New York. During the course of his ten years at Sotheby's, Michael was Head of the Oriental Carpets Department, Director of Sotheby's Arcade Auctions, and President of Sotheby's Appraisal Company, and, most importantly, met his wife, Nancy. He left Sotheby's as a Vice President of the firm in June of 1987 to establish Grogan & Company in Boston. Michael is a graduate of Boston College, where he majored in Art History. Michael can often be seen on the hit television program "The Antiques Roadshow" as a silver, Oriental carpets, and paintings expert. Michael's outside affiliations include the WGBH Corporate Executive Council, Advisory Board of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, and a founding member of the Patron Committee of Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art.
Nancy H. Grogan
Nancy received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from University of Vermont and began her career at Sotheby's New York in 1979. She worked initially at PB84, their subsidiary gallery, and then moved to Sotheby's on York Avenue in their Bids and Client Services department. In 1983, Nancy joined Armin B. Allen, Inc., a New York City dealer in English and Continental porcelain. Nancy is a Decorative Arts specialist and handles much of the business's finances. Nancy and Michael live in Boston and Marion, Massachusetts.
Lucy P. Grogan
Vice President & Jewelry Director
Lucy joined her family’s business in the spring of 2013 after returning to the east coast from a four year stint in Jackson, Wyoming. A graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut and the Gemological Institute of America in NYC, Lucy serves as Vice President, Jewelry Director, and auctioneer for the firm. She can also be seen on PBS's "The Antiques Roadshow” as a jewelry appraiser. Lucy’s previous experience includes a Curatorial Assistant at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, a Fine Art Consultant at Trailside Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming, and the Auction Coordinator for the Jackson Hole Art Auction. Lucy currently serves as Co-President the Beacon Hill Business Association and is a founding member of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center's young professional group, the ISLE Society. Lucy splits her time between Boston and Portland, Maine with her fiancé and their big black mutt, Stanley.
Georgina C. Winthrop
Fine Art Director
Georgina joined Grogan & Company after graduating from Harvard University in May of 2014. At Harvard, she majored in History of Art and Architecture, minored in The Classics, and was a tour guide for the Harvard Art Museums. As Fine Art Director, Georgina oversees the appraisal, research, and cataloguing of paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures for auction. She is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant through 2019. Georgina is a member of the Museum Council Steering Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is on the Board of Governors of Beacon Hill's Nichols House Museum. A lifelong Beacon Hill resident, she currently lives around the corner from the gallery with her husband, Robert.
Taylor P. See
Taylor joined Grogan & Company in the fall of 2015. At Grogan & Company, Taylor has a hand in everything from client services to inventory management and ensures that each auction runs smoothly. She also coordinates our appraisals division and oversees daily gallery operations, and she is USPAP compliant through 2020. A Las Vegas native and a graduate of Texas Christian University, Taylor now lives in Charlestown with her husband Malcolm and their English Bulldog, Millicent.
Chief Morale Officer
Stanley hails from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he was adopted by Lucy when he was a pup. His interests include tennis balls, swimming, and welcoming gallery visitors with his enthusiastic bark. Stan's primary responsibilities are keeping office morale high and ensuring no lunch goes unfinished.
Hercules is a 1981 graduate of Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. He majored in History and Anthropology and has been working in the art and antiques field as an auctioneer, appraiser, and dealer since 1989. Hercules is currently an Appraisal Consultant for Grogan & Company. He is a member of the New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association, a Trustee of the Robert Frost Farm Museum, and resides in Derry, New Hampshire.
Robert C. Carroll
Bob, as he is known to his colleagues and friends, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Transportation from Mass Maritime Academy. His interest in antiques was sparked during his many adventures traveling the globe during his twelve years at sea. After retiring from the seafarer's life, Bob devoted himself entirely to the antique business. In 1983, he began seriously collecting, eventually opening American Antiques in 1987 in his hometown of Milton. He joined Grogan & Company in 2012 as an Appraisal Consultant specializing in American pottery, collectibles, and ephemera.