12 Feb 2013
Bonhams is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Gibson as Head of Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Art for Bonhams, Australia. She will be based in the new Melbourne office at Ormond Hall.
James Hendy, Bonhams Australia CEO says: "We are delighted to welcome Jennifer to Bonhams. She brings with her an outstanding track record and a wide-ranging and deep knowledge of her field. She will be a great asset to Bonhams as we seek to consolidate our position as the number one player in the Australian market."
Jennifer brings to her new position a wealth of industry experience with a focus on strong client relationships having held the role as Head of Decorative Arts and senior auctioneer at both an International and Australian auction house for the past 14 years. Her expertise includes English, Australian and Continental furniture, ceramics, glass, sculpture and silver coupled with a keen interest in Asian works of Art including Japanese ceramics and textiles.
Jennifer has overseen the sale of a number of historically important pieces including the 1867 Melbourne cup in 2011, and in 2010 achieved a record auction price for Australian furniture when the Peter McLean Cedar sideboard sold for AU$600,000.
Jennifer comments: "I am delighted to be joining Bonhams and to be part of their exciting
plans for the future both here in Australia and Internationally. I have been increasingly impressed by their sales over recent years and I look forward to working with the team to build on these
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com