Jeremy graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1986 with a degree in history and thought he might like to apply that research enthusiasm to a career in antiques. This began with an internship at Christies South Kensington in the furniture department before becoming a junior auctioneer for a large estate agency and chattels company in south Manchester. His division was taken over by Phillips, the Queen’s auctioneers, and he moved to Chester to be head of the ceramics department and north west general valuer. After leaving to set up his own consultancy business, Jeremy joined Richard Allen at Halls in 1996 and was responsible for cataloguing all subjects apart from jewellery. The department grew and in 2001 Jeremy became a director of the company and head of the fine art department in 2005.
When not researching furniture, clocks and obscure pieces of European porcelain, Jeremy likes to add to his collection of predominantly Worcester, Caughley and Liverpool coffee cups, his burgeoning library of technical books and his list of countries visited. He lives with his wife, Jessica, in Shrewsbury and his two children have now ‘flown the nest’ leaving some time for mid-life sports car driving and club meets.
Jeremy is available for talks on antiques to interested groups and has lectured widely to the Womens’ Institute, University of the Third Age, antiques societies, charities and specialist forums and given lectures on English furniture as far away as Beijing. He is also a charity auctioneer and regularly conducts auctions for Hope House, Macmillan Cancer, Severn Hospice and other local and national charities which have included The Prince’s Trust.
Phone: 01743 450700