Philip Belcher is a Senior Director of Bellmans Sussex. Previously Senior Director of Christie's UK, Philip was also Deputy Chairman of Christie's South Kensington and held various roles over twenty six years there, specialising in European decorative arts. Philip has a wide-ranging interest across many fields, including English and Continental furniture, sculpture, clocks, works of art and garden statuary.
Philip travels extensively throughout the UK and Europe, visiting clients in their homes, advising on all aspects of their collections and conducting valuations for sale and other purposes.
In his down-time, Philip enjoys travelling, visiting galleries and museums and being with his family. Any spare time left is spent on restoring his Sussex farmhouse and the garden.
Most Memorable Moment: noticing, whilst on a client valuation, a rare Chinese Imperial vase, once part of a pair, left in a fireplace unnoticed by the family for over fifty years, which sold subsequently at auction for over £2million.
Wishful Find: Thomas Tompion’s order book - England’s greatest clockmaker!