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W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd was founded over sixty years ago by Walter Harvey who is still actively involved with the company whilst his son, David, is the Managing Director.

 

Harvey's have a passion for fine English antique furniture dating from the reigns of Charles II through to George IV. We were initially based in Chalk Farm, London and then expanded to gallery premises in Old Bond Street to provide an unparalleled service to our constantly expanding international clientele.

 

www.wrharvey.com

Nicolas Rothwell is a journalist and the Northern Australia correspondent for The Australian newspaper. He is also an award-winning writer with several works of non-fiction to his name.

 

www.nicolasrothwell.com

 

Starting in her front room in 1997, Nicola’s interior design and architecture practice Argent Design has developed an enviable reputation for producing exceptional interiors. 

 

Nicola and her team most recently worked on a Los Angeles hotel. They designed not just the suites and the lobby, but also the tableware and even the belts on the staff uniforms – being creative at the forefront of every decision regarding the design of the hotel.

 

Nicola has projects on the go in London, Miami, New York, Hong Kong, Barbados and Italy – and to stay ahead of the rest she must travel extensively to source materials that scream originality and glamour.

 

Taking inspiration from the catwalks and antique jewellery as opposed to the interior magazines, Nicola is a visionary in her field.

 

Nicola Fontanella

 

www.argentdesign.co.uk 

Tom Mashberg is a regular contributor to The New York Times Culture section, focusing on art and antiquities theft and repatriation. In combination with Ralph Blumenthal, a veteran Times journalist, he has broken several stories about the presence of illicit Cambodian statues in the United States.

 

One series of articles prompted the Metropolitan Museum of Art to relinquish two statues from its Asian collection. He is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor, and former Sunday editor and investigative editor at the Boston Herald. He has worked as an editor and reporter for The New York Times and The Boston Globe, and written for Vanity Fair, Salon, Technology Review and dozens of other magazines and newspapers over a 30-year career.

He is coauthor of “Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories Behind Notorious Heists” (Palgrave Macmillan), a Wall Street Journal true crime bestseller.

Daniel Hannan is the author of 'How we Invented Freedom - on Amazon' (published in the US and Canada as 'Inventing Freedom: how the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World').

He speaks French and Spanish and loves Europe, but believes the EU is making its peoples poorer, less democratic and less free. 

John R Walker has been exhibiting for more than 30 years.

His artworks can be found in many of Australia's major public and private collections including: the ACT Legislative Assembly, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, New Parliament House, Canberra, State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie Group Collection, The Australia Club, Sydney.

A more complete profile of John R Walker's, artworks, biography, articles and essays about his work (as well as his writings on veggie gardening) can be found at:

johnrwalker.com.au

Nicholas Bagshawe has worked in the British art market since the 1970’s. Oxford educated, he trained initially with Sotheby’s before working for Pawsey & Payne, dealers in British art, in St. James’s in London. From 1979 to 1994 he was a founding partner of Walker-Bagshawe, dealers in British and European painting from gallery premises in Walton Street in London.

 

Since 1994 Nicholas Bagshawe has worked as a sole trader in 18th, 19th and early 20th century fine art and has developed a series of lectures on subjects related to his area of expertise. The business is run from gallery premises in London's St.James's.

 

www.nicholasbagshawe.com