Auction House - Partner
Philip is senior auctioneer and valuer, and partner with responsibility for running the auction rooms. A generalist with expertise in 17th and 18th century furniture and musical instruments, Philip has been an auctioneer since 1986 and joined the firm in 1997. He frequently appears on antiques shows on TV.
-Philip conducted his first auction on his 21st birthday, after hitting a deer in his Mini on the way to work.
-The most expensive antique Philip ever sold was an uncatalogued Rembrandt he found in a client's attic. It sold for £2.2 million a provincial auction house record.
-A punk and rock fan, he once lit Joe Strummer's cigarette at a Clash after-show party in Brixton, and treated himself to a 900cc Triumph Thruxton motorbike for his 50th birthday.
Contact Philip J Allwood FNAVA