Mark, Raj and Nick have over 75 years combined experience in the antique and auction world. Elliot, Mark’s son now runs the furniture department and is an experienced auctioneer and furniture valuer, having been with Bentley’s for nearly 10 years. They are ably supported by Bentley’s administrative team, some of whom have been with the company for over 20 years.
In addition Bentley’s are able to draw on the professional knowledge of experienced consultants covering all aspect of the antique world.
Our friendly office staff are happy to guide our customers, whether buying or selling, through the auction process.
Associate Director, Principal Auctioneer and Valuer
Nick has over 30 years experience as an auctioneer and valuer, dealing with all aspects of Antiques, Fine Art, 20th Century Design, Collectors items and Contemporary interiors. You may also recognise Nick through his work as a regular BBC TV Antiques expert for over 14 years, appearing on Bargain Hunt, Flog It!, Flog It:Trade Secrets, and other shows, and also carries out charity auctions, valuation events, and talks. Nick can be contacted at our saleroom office.
Director and Auctioneer
Mark presents with 30 years’ experience as a Valuer and Auctioneer delivering expertise in silver, furniture, fine art, oriental and antique rugs, and became a Director of Bentley’s Fine Art Auctioneers in 1996. Mark’s interests led him to register in 2007 as a firearms dealer, delivering successful transactions in shotguns, firearms and antique weapons for Bentley’s clientele. Although Mark does not attend the Auction House daily, he can be seen Auctioneering on the rostrum on sale day and welcomes contact for specialist advice through the saleroom office.
Director and Auctioneer
Raj has over 30 years experience in the antique’s world. His particular areas of expertise and interest are 17th to 19th century furniture, antique silver, antique and vintage sporting items and modern art. Raj’s wealth of experience has led him into regular TV appearances as an antiques expert on BBC’s Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and other TV shows. Raj now regularly auctioneers for Bentley’s and although not available daily he works on a consultancy basis and is happy to advise on all matters antique and can be contacted through the office.
Valuer and Auctioneer
Robin has been a familiar face in the South East antiques trade for over 30 years and the breadth of knowledge he has acquired is an invaluable tool in his role here at Bentleys as valuer, cataloguer and auctioneer. Having studied to diploma level in the wine trade he also has a passion for wines & spirits and wine related antiques.
Robin is responsible for cataloguing the main miscellaneous section of our monthly sales and can be contacted at our saleroom office.