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Furniture (English & European)

Bonhams English & European Furniture department sells a range of English, French and Continental furniture, American and Colonial furniture, as well as Anglo-Indian and Chinese export furniture dating from the 12th century to early 20th century. Our auctions are held regularly in London, Los Angeles, Edinburgh and Paris.

Furniture features in our regular Homes & Interiors auctions, which consists of works of art, carpets, textiles and silver; in our Fine Decorative Arts auctions; and in themed auctions such as The Grand Tour Sale and The Connoisseur's Library Sale. Furniture is also regularly in Private Collections and House Sales.

Past highlights have included works made by distinguished furniture makers from the late 17th to late 19th century — with English makers such as Chippendale, Ince and Mayhew, Henry Hill of Marlborough, Jupe, John Gordon and Giles Grendey, William and John Linnell, Seddons, Gillows and George Bullock, while French and Continental makers have ranged from Benneman, Boulle, Criaerd, Sageot, Migeon, Zwiener, Diehl, Jacob and Roentgen, Beurdeley, Dasson, Sormani and Linke.

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Thomas Moore

Head of Department

Thomas Moore is overall Head of the Furniture and Works of Art department in London. He is in charge of the furniture section for the multi-disciplinary 'Home and Interiors' sales based at Knightsbrid…

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Hubert Felbacq

Head of Department

Hubert Felbacq is Head of Furniture, Works of Art and Luxury departments at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr.

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Anna Hicks


Anna Hicks is Head of Department for Furniture and Decorative Arts department at Bonhams in Los Angeles, having joined in 2018. Her responsibilities include securing and cataloguing consignments for B…

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Francois Rothlisberger

European Senior Valuer

Francois Rothlisberger is a European Senior Valuer based at Bonhams Zurich. He oversees the Swiss market, offering valuations for insurance, probate and estate purposes in all Swiss regions, including…

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Kerry Shrives

Chief Technical Officer

Kerry Shrives is Chief Technical Officer and Senior Appraiser at Bonhams Skinner. She has over three decades of experience in appraising, cataloging, and selling furniture, decorative art and fine art…

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Stuart Slavid

Senior Vice President | European Decorative Arts, Silver

Stuart Slavid is Senior Vice President and Director of European Decorative Arts & Silver at Bonhams Skinner. He joined the company in 1989 as Director of the Fine Ceramics department, specializing in …

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Stephanie Opolski

Auction & Appraisal Services

Stephanie Opolski is a Specialist for Bonhams Skinner's European Furniture & Decorative Arts and Fine Silver departments. As an experienced general appraiser, she evaluates and brings to auction a wid…

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