Ian Towning|London’s well-known antique expert|Dickinson’s Real Deal(ITV).
In 1976, Ian opened an antiques unit at the long established Chelsea Antiques Market on King’s Road, Chelsea, where, over a twenty-years period, he established his reputation.1997 saw the close of this famous market, at which point Ian and his partner opened the Bourbon – Hanby Arcade, in Sydney Street, Chelsea, a name derived from Ian’s royal family background on his mother’s side. The arcade is now well established and has been quoted as ‘The Jewell in the Crown’, of the King’s Road and is now the only remaining Antiques emporium in central Chelsea. During the last two years, Ian has appeared regularly as an Antiques expert on the Dickinson’s Real Deal television program (ITV 1) and has just signed a further year’s contract with RDF television, which produces the show. More recently, Ian is becoming increasingly involved in Art & Antiques Consultancy, where he has successfully concluded several major sales for various high-net worth and high profile clients.
Ian is also currently in cooperation with M.A.D associates and are about to launch the swanneck pen for left handed writers. For more information please visit their website www.swanneckpen.com