John Stevens





Regents House Ltd. was founded by John Stevens, a noted authority on art, antiques and traditional interiors. Stevens began his career working in the European Works of Art department at Sotheby's in New York, and later served as Acquisitions Manager at The Museum of Modern Art. When Stevens moved to Seattle in 1997, he began as a publicist for Masins Fine Furnishings & Interior Design, the Northwest's largest luxury furniture retailer. Within a few years, Stevens began sourcing fine art, antiques and decorative objects for the company's retail showrooms, traveling regularly to Europe to buy stock and pursue special acquisitions for private and corporate clients. In 2007, he established his own business, operating Regents House Ltd. galleries within Masins' three Seattle-area locations. When Masins was acquired in May 2015 by a regional retail competitor, the vast majority of Regents House Ltd. inventory of artwork and antiques was sold through the sale of Masins' business.


Stevens received a B.A. in Art History from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and participated in an extensive arts & cultural study program with University College London and the Sorbonne in Paris. He also received specialized training in design history and connoisseurship at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts in New York City. He is a past president of Seattle Art Museum's Decorative Arts & Paintings Council, Seattle Magazine's longtime 'Classic Finds & Design' columnist (2002-16), and is a past chairman of DIFFA. Now based in Idaho, Stevens is a private fine art & antique dealer and interior design consultant, and divides his time between two picturesque resort towns: Sun Valley and Hayden Lake.