James Lewis is without doubt one of the most recognised faces in the international antiques world.
After completing his Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualification at Southampton James started his auction career in London, shortly moving to Neales of Nottingham as a general valuer before being put in charge of their Derbyshire operation in 1997, it was during this time he won auctioneer of the year.
James is now a regular face on international television throughout Europe, the Americas and Africa on BBC shows. He is regularly seen as an expert on Flog It!, The Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt, Cash In The Attic, Put Money Where Your Mouth Is and is heard on numerous BBC radio shows.
Having catalogued furniture, sculpture and boxes and objects for twenty-one years his reputation is second to none. In recent years his area of expertise has developed into the organisation of large country house and estate sales and was involved in the auctions on site of Kedleston Hall, Derby; Aston House, Sudbury; Birdsgrove House, Ashbourne; Haddon House, Staffordshire; Chartley Manor, Staffordshire; Carnfield Hall, Alfreton and Alton Manor, Idridgehay.