The Shannon's have been in the art business in Connecticut for about 30 years.
As former antique dealers and owners of a retail art gallery in Orange, their primary focus has always been, 19th- and early 20th-century American and European paintings. Spurred on by the belief that the individual art dealer was going to become a dinosaur due to the escalating prices and a vanishing supply of fresh merchandise to the market, they took a page from big auction houses like Sotheby's and the Shannons got into the auction business.
Now they conduct the daily business in a large, expanded gallery space, with paintings worth millions discreetly hanging within the confines of a nondescript strip mall.
Bi-annual auctions are conducted in the Greenwich Civic Center.