Charlie Thomas is Director of Private Collections & House Sales at Bonhams in London. His areas of expertise include 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, with a special interest in 18th century vernacular furniture.
Since joining the department in 2014, Charlie has overseen a succession of high-profile, single-owner collection auctions, many of which achieved 100% sell-through rates. Among his exceptional sales are The Savoy Collection; the contents of Lord Glenconner's St Lucian property, Trelissick House, Count and Countess Martignone's Milanese and Genoese properties and Nicky Haslam's hunting lodge; the property of Lord Harlech; the estate of Jackie Collins; the Walid Juffali Collection; and, most recently, The Dunrobin Attic Sale in 2021. Charlie also played a key role in the cataloging and sale of the highly successful Owston Collection in Sydney, Australia.
Charlie started in Bonhams Furniture & Works of Art department in 2002, becoming Head of Department in 2006. He is also a senior auctioneer and has taken auctions across four continents.