Media personality Reyne (Haines) Hirsch, with an expertise in 20th Century Decorative Arts, is called upon to appraise collectibles ranging from antique watches to $20 million dollar paintings. Her appraising skills are also in high demand by investment firms, high end estates and charity auctions.
As a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Reyne blogs on celebrity events, their collections and other Hollywood highlights. She was the host and co producer of The Art of Collecting , a weekly program on KPRC, Houston’s NBC station spotlighting trends and news in the world of fine art, antiques and collecting. She has also been a repeat guest on CBS’ The Early Show and also on Martha Steward Living Radio. Reyne rose to popularity as on air talent for 13 seasons on PBS’ Emmy nominated series, Antiques Roadshow.
Reyne’s professional background includes working as a model and journalist.
She founded Reyne Gallery which specializes in 20th Century Decorative Arts, Wristwatches and Collectible Cars, and co-founded The Finer Things in New York City, a company that acquired and sold luxury goods for clients at auction and privately. Reyne is continuously expanding her expertise into new areas; developing original television programming, authoring trade books and using broadcast media and social media to connect with an avid, national fan base of collectors.
Reyne has written for – or been interviewed by – publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, Home & Garden, Hemisphere Magazine, Worth Magazine, TV Guide, Family Circle Magazine, Time Out New York, Traditional Home, Romantic Home, Inspire Magazine and Collectors Weekly. She has also contributed to books including “Antiques Roadshow Collectibles” by Carol Prisant and “Adventures at the Auction” by Leslie Hindman. She wrote “The Art of Glass” for the Dayton Art Museum, along with penning the introduction to “Warman’s Companion on Watches”. Additionally, she provided the chapter on investing in Tiffany for the 2009 edition of “Warman’s Antiques and Collectibles.” Since 2010 she has penned two more books on collecting wristwatches for Krause, the leading collectibles publisher.
Reyne is currently the host of RideTv’s “Ridiculous Ranches”, a modern day Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous showcasing some of the most elaborate, and well….ridiculous properties for sale on today’s market.