Duncan Chilcott ASFAV
Director; Principal Auctioneer & Valuer
- Antiques, Works of Art & Collectors Items
Duncan Chilcott is the Company's joint Founder. Chilcotts' Principal Auctioneer and Valuer, most of Duncan's time is spent visiting clients, private and professional, appraising items for sale or carrying out Probate Valuations; Duncan also advises customers at our Valuation Days. Duncan gained his expertise during a career which started in 1978 at the top London Auction Houses: Christies, Phillips and Bonhams. Appointed as Managing Director of Bonhams West Country in 1991, Duncan's move to Honiton eventually led him, in 2004, to establishing his own auction house; he is the longest serving Fine Art Auctioneer in East Devon. Duncan has a wealth of experience and a wide breadth of knowledge of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectors' Items. Duncan has written, and contributed to, several books including 'The Which? Guide to Buying Collectables', 'The Hamlyn Guide to Football Collectables', and 'The Letts Guide to Buying 20th-Century Toys'; he has also been a specialist on The Antiques Roadshow. Recently, he identified an important antique Chinese Vase among boxes of various ceramics; it went on to sell for over £400,000 for our vendor. In his spare time Duncan can be found on the terraces of St. James' Park (Exeter City FC) or exploring the Devon countryside in his beloved MG!