Anthony’s Fine Art & Antiques was founded nearly 30 years ago as a family-run, antique furniture store. Today, we work to discover, preserve, and advocate for furniture, decorative arts, jewelry, paintings, and sculpture. All of it can be found in our gallery, a 25,000 square-foot historic church in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. As temporary stewards of these fine objects, we preserve and improve them to pass them on to the next caretaker.
Anthony Christensen | Founder
Beginning as a collector, Anthony eventually turned his avocation into a vocation. He has travelled to Europe dozens of times and is recognized expert on several genres, including French furniture, works in silver, Western art, and Mormon art and artifacts. His efforts have led to donations of several world-class works of art to museums and public institutions nationally and regionally.
Brett Levitre | AJP, GG
As a certified gemologist, Brett oversees the acquisition of our collection of jewelry, timepeices, and fine works of silver and gold. He has over fifteen years experience in European, American and Western art and furniture. A trained linguist, his ability to speak French, Spanish, Portugues and read in multiple other languages has allowed the gallery to establish relationships in many countries.
Micah Christensen | MFA, MPhil
Dr. Christensen received his Masters from Sotheby's Institute in London and his PhD in the History of Art from the University of London where he has lectured for Cambridge University and at the British Library. Christensen works with public and private collections as an art consultant and he sits on the Board of the Springville Museum of Art. He has spent years in museums and archives studying the development European art and furniture. Considered an expert in training of artists in the classical tradition, Micah regularly consults with contemporary painters and sculptors in order to reestablish lost techniques.
Eric Biggart | MPA
In a world of beautiful pieces from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, Eric makes sure that everything is in working order here in the 21st. Eric Is a graduate of BYU and the University of Utah and has spent the last several years building and perfecting Anthony's online presence, marketing, events, and inventory. He also consults with contemporary artists and helps in the day-to-day operations of the gallery and his arts-focused non-profit, the Zion Art Society.
Designed by the prominent neoclassical architect John A. Headlund, the building was built in 1911 as the Immanuel Baptist Church, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1954, the congregation moved to a new location, and this building was purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use as a recreation and seminary center.
Since then, it has had several uses, including as a temporary rehearsal place for the Utah Symphony during construction of Symphony Hall. In the early 1980s, the building underwent a series of renovations to convert the building from the original church to an office building.
It has been the home of Anthony’s Fine Art & Antiques since 1994. As the building’s second-longest-lived occupants, we believe our collection of traditional and religious art is in keeping with the values of its original builders.