Bedfordshire-based dealer James Gooch of Doe and Hope has been crowned the second Antiques Young Gun of the Year.
Alfies Antiques in Marylebone provided the setting for the
awards ceremony on Friday, July 4, which was attended by the 17
James was also awarded one of the eight showcase displays at the
decorative antiques collective, Lorfords@Babdown near Tetbury.
Above: the 2014 Antiques Young Gun of the Year winner,
dealer James Gooch.
The other Lorfords showcases went to Alys Dobbie, Edd Thomas,
Henry Saywell, Lily Trunfull, Matt Wise, Robyn Alston and William
The 11 mentoring packages, through which each successful
applicant is paired with senior members of the trade, were awarded
to: Amanda Picket (paired with Patrick Macintosh); Daniel Larsson
(Robert Young); Edd Thomas (Marc Allum); Jason Clarke (Lennox
Cato); Jon Irvine (Mark Goodger); Lily Trunfull (Ashley Gray); Paul
Jones (Spencer Swaffer); Matt Goymer (Ian Towning); Oliver Leggett
(Nigel Worboys); Robyn Alston (Stuart Atkinson) and Serhat Ahmet
Two other special awards were given on the night: the Judith
Miller Award for Outstanding Potential, which went to 18-year
old-dealer William Potts, and the Judges' Special Award, which was
awarded to Marika Clemow from ATG Media.
Pictures of the night will appear in a future issue of ATG's
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