Lennox Cato was brought up in a family of antiques dealers, so it is no surprise that after leaving school he embarked on his own career in the business.
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An 18th century Cuban mahogany kneehole desk
His first shop was in 'The Lanes' in Brighton. He later moved to Lewes in East Sussex and in 1997, he set up his business in Edenbridge in Kent where he remains today. In 2007, Lennox was appointed Vice-Country Chairman of the British Antique Dealers’ Association.
When the Antiques Roadshow visited Lulworth in 2011, Lennox had the joy of recording one of the most valuable pieces of 18th Century English furniture ever seen on the Roadshow – "I was to value an 18th century Cuban mahogany kneehole desk with many drawers, the family called it the ‘Apothecary Desk’. It’s the best article I have seen since I have been with the Roadshow and it was worth £200,000! My next objective is to find something as good again soon".
Having been in the business for over 35 years, Lennox finds antiques are now a way of life, but when he needs to relax, he turns to sport – running around kicking a ball or playing badminton.