This Bedford-based expert's love of antiques started with childhood visits to his grandmother’s treasure trove of a house.
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English furniture, ceramics
David started his professional career in Hertfordshire, selling livestock and poultry before moving on to antiques. For eleven years, he worked with the firm of auctioneers that was to become Bonhams – the London-based fine art auctioneers.
David’s interest in the antiques trade was encouraged by watching the gentle and courteous style of Arthur Negus
David’s interest in the antiques trade was encouraged by watching the gentle and courteous style of Arthur Negus on the antiques quiz show Going for a Song. He was hooked and eventually wangled his way onto the rostrum in his firm’s antiques sale. For David it was a dream come true.
When he’s not valuing antiques on Flog It!, David is a consultant auctioneer for an auction house in Bedford. Beyond the saleroom, he can frequently be found guiding 'behind the ropes' visits to country houses, art galleries and museums, getting to grips with the items and objects on display.