The Pedestal, founded in 2016 by a team of senior London specialists, hold auctions of selected Antiques, Fine Art, Silver and Luxury Accessories.
The Pedestal's auctions take place at The Dairy, Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF.
Our specialists work with a wide variety of collectors, dealers, decorators and curators from across the globe and are always aware of the latest market trends having extensive contacts in many fields.
Furniture and Interiors are a particular speciality and the auctions include a wide variety of furniture from 16th-21st centuries. Expertise in the dispersal of collections has led to The Pedestal offering for auction the collection of the late William Stokes, a leading dealer and connoisseur of early furniture and Works of Art and the collection of the late Patrick Donald which included a notable collection of Japanese arms and armour and Works of Art.
The Pedestal can offer suitable advice to both buyer and sellers of art and antiques and connect them to the international market.
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Former UK Head of Furniture and Works of Art for Bonhams Auctioneers, Guy has worked in the auction world for 22 years. In the course of his career Guy has been a specialist in the key areas of the furniture market from the 16th to mid-20th centuries, ranging from early oak, Georgian, 19th century and Design furniture. For more than a decade Guy has focused on Fine English and Continental Furniture, overseeing the sale of important rediscoveries of furniture associated with key designers and cabinet makers including Thomas Chippendale, John Linnell, Thomas Hope, Ernest Gimson and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and estate and house sales including Le Chateau de Vincy, Great Brampton House, Gribloch House and The Bracewell Collection of Furniture by Gillows. Guy has always taken a keen interest in the marketing of furniture, his sales being amongst the first to explore the possibilities of going online as well as photographing furniture away from the confines of the studio in period settings. Guy is a Founder Partner of The Pedestalguy@thepedestal.com
Sally Stratton MRICS
With over twenty-five years of experience in the world of fine furniture valuation and auctioneering, Sally brings a broad range of commercial and academic skills to The Pedestal. Her career began with the award of the Antiques Trade Gazette prize on the completion of the three-year Incorporated Society of Valuers & Auctioneers (Fine Arts and Chattels) course, she is a past Branch Chairwoman of the I.S.V.A Central London Branch and now a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Fine Arts Division). She has also featured as a ‘Guest Expert’ on the BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’ Series. Sally started her career in the Fine Furniture Department of Phillips Auctioneers later becoming Department Director at Bonhams. A longstanding member of the Furniture History Society and the Regional Furniture Society, Sally has continued to develop her academic knowledge and commercial acumen, which has helped her make notable discoveries and sales of fine and important furniture. Sally is a Founder Partner of The Pedestalsally@thepedestal.com
Simon’s career in the auction industry began over 30 years ago and for the past 25 years he has worked for Christie’s as a furniture specialist based in the South Kensington saleroom. From 1993 - 2017 he oversaw and developed the successful specialist themed sales of early oak, so he has a particular interest and knowledge of early (circa 1500-1700) English and Continental furniture, tapestries and objects. Over the last ten years he has been part of the Interiors department at Christie's South Kensington, giving him a broader experience of the decorative arts at auction and current market trends. Simon has been a member of the Regional Furniture Society and the Furniture History Society since the early 1990’s and was a board member of the arts and antiques faculty of RICS from 2001-2010. He is currently on the Vetting committees of the Olympia art and antiques fair, the Battersea Decorative Fair and Masterpiece London.firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael was former international head of silver at Phillips Auctioneers where he started on leaving school at 18, working there for 30 years and then going on to be head of the silver department at Christie's South Kensington for 10 years. Specialising in all types of silver but with a particular interest in Continental silver, pioneering the sales in Geneva for Phillips for 7 years, he also handled Russian works of art, early silver spoons, gold boxes and Judaica and was responsible for cataloguing the James Walker collection, one of the most comprehensive and esoteric collections of silver to have come on to the market, as well as the silver for the Lord Raglan sale whilst at Christie's and the Martin Gubbins collection of spoons which concentrated on rare Scottish Provincial email@example.com
With a family background in fine antiques Charlotte combined her two great loves; fine objects and fashion and graduated with 1st Class Hons from the prestigious London College of Fashion before going on to build a reputation as a brand expert in the fine fashion accessories and handbag industry. Over the last 10 years she has travelled extensively building relationships with dealers and collectors worldwide and has a particular interest in the high fashion brands Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès. Charlotte has managed the sourcing and sale of various important handbags including many iconic Hermès Kelly and Birkin bags, the timeless Chanel 2.55 and collections of fashion jewellery. She maintains strong relationships with international clients including high profile celebrities, society individuals and fashion stylists and has had her private vintage Chanel and Hermès collections featured in prominent magazines including, most recently, the Love Magazine modelled by super models Kaia Gerber and Edie Campbell.firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucinda has over 25 years’ experience in the auction world in auction and arts marketing and promotion. She worked in a number of senior management roles at Sotheby’s and then went on to co-found an online auction house, The Auction Room. Latterly she has worked for The Fine Art Auction Group which comprised of Dreweatts 1759, Bloomsbury Auctions, Mallett Antiques & Hatfields Restoration. Lucinda has also volunteered for two charities: the British Lung Foundation (Development Researcher) and London Parks & Gardens Trust (Co-ordinator: Open Garden Squares Weekend), and for Janet Rady Fine Art: Focusing on the Middle East (Exhibitions & Project Co-ordinator).LUCINDA@THEPEDESTAL.COM