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Wendell D. Garrett (October 9, 1929 – November 14, 2012) was an American historian, expert on Americana and American-origin decorative arts and editor.[1][2] He was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1967.

Wendell D. Garrett was born in Los Angeles and received a bachelor's degree in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.[2] He obtained a master's degree from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware and a second master's degree in American history from Harvard University.[2]

Wendell Garrett served as the editor of The Magazine Antiques from 1972 to 1990.[1] He remained as Antiques editor at large from 1990 until his death in 2012.[1] Garrett also served as the senior vice president in the American Decorative Arts department at Sotheby's from 1989 until March 2009. In April 2009 he launched Wendell Garrett and Associates, an appraisal service for the fine and decorative arts with his associate Patricia Arnold, which remained active until his death.[1] Wendell Garrett appeared as an appraiser in every season of Antiques Roadshow,[3] beginning with its debut season in 1997,[1] through filming of the 2013 season during the summer of 2012.[1] He received the Henry Francis du Pont Award from the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in 1994.[4]

In the last month of his life Garrett moved from his Manhattan apartment to a hospice in Williston, Vermont due to declining health.[1] He died at the Williston hospice on November 14, 2012 at the age of 83.[1][5]

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