Boningtons’ committed team of staff has an extensive combined level of expertise. From specialist knowledge across a diverse range of art and antique fields to significant business and marketing experience, Boningtons have the personnel required to meet the varied needs of all its clients. Our Specialist Valuers are able to offer professional valuations for Sales, Probate, Insurance and Family Division and are always on hand to appraise and advise on any item that you bring in, free of charge, with no obligation to sell.
Shaban Munir, Senior Partner & Valuer
Shaban Munir, Managing Director, has been passionate about Art and Antiques his whole life and has over 15 years experience working within the trade. His extensive knowledge covers a huge variety of subjects, specialising in Asian Art, Books, Pictures, Furniture and Works of Art.
Louise Asser, Senior Partner
Louise Asser, our Sales and Marketing Director, has been involved in marketing and selling for the total of her career, where she has achieved success on a number of high profile launches. She is well versed in connecting the right buyers to the right product both nationally and internationally.
Guy Wisbey, Lead Auctioneer & Junior Partner
Lead Auctioneer Guy Wisbey has graced the rostrum for over 20 years and in this capacity has developed excellent general knowledge. However, he has a particular passion for antique Toys, for which Boningtons hold bi-annual specialist auctions, ceramics, collectables and memorabilia.
Gregory Tong, Senior Valuer
Gregory is renowned for his militaria expertise but also possesses unrivalled knowledge of jewellery, coins, silver, stamps, clocks and watches. Gregory has been responsible for the sale of many significant private collections of coins and medals. He recently discovered an extremely rare Queen Anne 'Vigo' gold coin, sold at Boningtons for £280,000. The coin's worth was unknown to the vendor but fortunately it was spotted by Gregory among a collection of other coins of low value.
Lorraine Turner, Silver Valuer
Loraine Turner recently joined Boningtons to head its silver department. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge having previously worked in the silver department at Bonhams in Knightsbridge for seventeen years. She started her early career working in the silver and furniture department for a well-known London department store before entering the auction world in 1990. During her time at Bonhams, Loraine handled numerous sales of important international collections as well as being directly involved with international business sourcing, she is also a Freeman of Goldsmiths Hall.
Dr Iside Carbone, Asian Art Specialist
Dr Carbone is a specialist in Chinese art, with over 15 years of experience in this field. With a solid background in Chinese language and culture, she graduated from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, and further specialised in Chinese art and archaeology at Nankai University, Tianjin, and The School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She was awarded a PhD in anthropology from University College London in 2010. She has written various publications on Chinese Art and lectures at the British Museum.
Luke Bodalbhai, Picture Specialist
Luke read History at the University of Bristol where his studies focused upon the role of visual imagery in the European Reformation. Luke has significant experience as a researcher of old master and nineteenth century paintings and has a track record of successfully attributing many previously unknown works to notable artists, including the discovery of a lost work by William Powell Frith. Luke recently oversaw the sale of a painting by Sir Winston Churchill at Boningtons for £203,000; his discovery of a photograph of Churchill painting the picture significantly added to its value.
Colin Hughes, Head of Probate
Colin joined Boningtons following a successful career in management. A graduate from the London School of Economics, he has been involved in the antiques industry for many years as he comes from a family of antique dealers. He has been assigned to develop and oversee all aspects of the probate department.