Paul Quinn, who’s been a well-known name in the auction industry for years, and his son David Quinn, founded Quinn’s Auction Galleries in 1995. The family business went very well from the start. At first they kept foremost monthly auctions but could eventually turn to hold auctions every week.
The year 2001 Paul Quinn's second son, Matthew Quinn, joined the business (who since 2010 can be seen as a frequent recurring appraiser in the PBS series Antiques Roadshow) and today Quinn's auctions is the leading auction house in Fairfax County and auctions annually 35,000 items.
2004 Quinn's bought up Waverly Auctions, which is a part of the business still today. In October 2012 Quinn’s auction galleries, in a partnership with Ken Farmer’s and his Farmer Auctions, formed Quinn & Farmer Auctions.
Quinn's Auction Galleries "Treasure auctions" takes place every Wednesday with a very varied selection. Larger gallery auctions takes place about 3-5 times a year. Everything from furniture, artwork, silver, carpets and glass are recurring items during their auctions.
Quinn's Auction Galleries is also a part of IGavelAuctions.com, in where they also provide their clients recurring online auctions.