About Us

About Us

Pence and Agnes grew up in Virginia and share a love of art, antiques, and interiors. They inherited this passion from their parents, grandparents and by growing up in the creative and inspiring culture of the Lynchburg, Virginia community.
Both Pence and Agnes have successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.
Pence completed the full course with biannual updates. Currently effective through September 2024.


Mary Spencer Craddock Scurry (Pence)

Pence received a Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute and the University of Manchester in London and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Virginia. She worked at Charlton Hall Auctions in Columbia, SC, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA, Through the Looking Glass in Charlotte, NC and taught art history at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC.
Pence is an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America.

Amber Waterstradt

Amber Waterstradt worked in art museums for over a decade as a Registrar and Collections Manager before founding her company, Carolina Collections Consulting LLC, in 2021. Her company provides consulting services for both museums and private collectors, and started offering appraisal services in 2023. Amber holds a BA in History and Archaeology from Baylor University, as well as a MA in Museum Studies from Baylor University. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and is USPAP compliant through April 2025. Amber assists Oldfields Advisors on larger appraisal assignments.