A lavishly illustrated examination of English furniture, written by one of the most respected individuals in his field, and long term 'Antiques Roadshow' expert, John Bly.
John Bly worked for four years at Sotheby's before joining the family firm in Tring, one of the oldest established antique dealers in Britain. John Bly appears regularly as an expert on BBC Television's Antiques Roadshow and has had his own ITV series, Heirloom. He lectures extensively in Britain and North America and has contributed to Antique Dealer and Collector's Guide, Antique Monthly and other specialist magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Eric Knowles began work at Bonhams, the London auctioneers, in 1976 and became head of the ceramics department in 1981. He became a director of Bonhams in 1985. Eric became a well known TV personality in the 1990s, as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow, and presenter or several programmes including Going for a Song. He retains his high profile on TV and is also a regular contributor to BBC Homes and Antiques, and Collect It! magazines, and he is antiques expert for the Sunday Times. He is the author of several books on antiques and the decorative arts.