Elaine is an auctioneer and valuer with a particular interest in furniture.
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An album of paintings depicting a Quaker household in the early 19th Century
Elaine Binning studied 'Valuation and Auctioneering of Fine Art' at Southampton Institute. She worked at Sotheby’s from 1988 in a number of departments. Since 1992, she has been valuing and auctioneering with Dreweatts Auctioneers in Newbury, where she is now a consultant specialising in furniture.
Since joining the Antiques Roadshow team in 1999, Elaine has recorded a huge variety of items from tea caddies to embroidery, bronze monkeys to chrome car mascots. However, one real highlight was an album of paintings depicting a Quaker household in the early 19th Century, which she saw at Stanway House, Gloucestershire, in 2009. They were very rare and gave exquisite detail about day-to-day life at that time.