For nearly half a century, the Frank Boos Gallery has been involved in the appraisal and dispersal of fine art, antiques, and decorative arts. Over that time, the gallery grew into a leading regional auction house that was known for its integrity and quality service. Nancy Boos, wife of Frank Boos and co-founder of the gallery, closed the auction division of the Gallery in 2007 after the death of her husband.
During the time that the gallery functioned as an auction house and appraisal firm, the professionalism and commitment to excellence earned it a respected and credible position in the auction and appraisal art markets. Nancy continues with that commitment today in the appraisal business.
The Frank Boos Gallery has been involved in the appraisal or disbursement of many famous collections in the area. Frank was the retained appraiser for the entire oeuvre of the renowned sculptor, Marshall Fredericks, and the gallery was the retained appraisal firm for the art and decorative art of the famous Cranbrook Institutions of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The gallery was also responsible for the appraisal and disbursement of:
• The Estate of Dr. Walter Koelz - A Naturalist who was part of the MacMillan-Byrd Arctic Expedition of 1925.
• The Collection of Walter Simmons, II - A curator at the Henry Ford Museum.
• The Estate of George and Florine Trumbull
• The Estate of Robert Hudson Tannihill - Whose collection is now housed at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
• The Estate of Charles Gershenson — Whose collection brought world record prices for Americana, some of which is now housed at the White House and State Department in Washington, DC.
• The Estate of Anna Tompson Dodge — In conjunction with Christie's, London.
• The Estate of Hawkins Ferry
• The Estate of Elizabeth Warren Sheldon
• The Estate of Minoru and Teruko Yamasaki - Minoru was the architect for the World Trade Center, New York City.