Managing Director and Senior Valuer
More About John
From the age of 15, John was gripped by the world of auctions, working in a local firm. By the time he started John Nicholson’s Auction House in 1980, he had already been managing director of another auction firm. In his time he has valued anything and everything, from plant and machinery to cast-iron boats and even the contents of a museum which included a live alligator. Recently, he has overseen a raft of successful sales in the booming area of Chinese and Asian art.
If John doesn’t know the answer, he knows someone who does.
General Sale and Antique Furniture
More About Alex
Alex has now been promoted to Saleroom Manager and is our main operative in the saleroom.
Paintings and Watercolours
More About Philip
A familiar face on the international art fairs circuit and having clocked up over 200 transatlantic flights he is happy to be staying on terra firma in the beautiful countryside surrounding the saleroom in Fernhurst.
Books and Antique Manuscripts
More About Ian
He has been a consultant with John Nicholson’s since 1994, setting up a Books and Manuscripts department that now runs three successful auctions a year. Over the years he has undertaken valuations, and sometimes dispersals, for many major UK private and institutional libraries.
Senior Insurance Valuer
More About David
David has been involved in the antiques business since the mid ’60s, at one stage owning seven shops. For the past 20 years he has specialised in antique and art valuations for probate, insurance and division. Over the last seven years, he has featured as one of the original dealers in ITV’s ‘Dickinson’s Real Deal’ and has also become one of the featured presenters/dealers on ITV’s ‘Secret Dealers’.
The highlight of David’s 15 years with John Nicholson’s as a Senior Valuer was his discovery of two paintings – valued for insurance at £12,000 – which Nicholson’s went on to sell for the record sum of £750,000.