Tara Quell's background as an appraiser and consultant combines formal education with over a decade of extensive hands-on experience in the antiques and art market. She has held positions in the Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, as well as the Head of Consignments for an auction house in Houston. Prior to working in the auction industry Tara held positions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Chicago History Museum.

Tara is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers, and is compliant in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Tara's work focuses primarily on American, Continental and English furniture, silver and decorative arts, as well as 20th Century Design. She has a graduate degree in Art History from Northern Illinois University as well as an undergraduate degree in Art History from Grinnell College.