Mark Medcalfs interest in art and antiques began at the early age of 12, when he was left a pair of ivory gavels which had belonged to his great-great-grandfather who was an auctioneer in Hertfordshire. As a teenager he collected silver and ceramics within his limited budget!
After school he joined Phillips (London) as a trainee, working in several departments and obtaining a thorough grounding in valuations, cataloguing and auctioneering. He passed his professional exams to the ISVA (Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers), now merged into the RICS, after 11 years he was appointed as Phillips' Head of Valuations in Scotland, a position he held until 1986. Since then, basing himself in Edinburgh, Mark has spent the last 20 years as a successful independent valuer, advising a wide range of clients.
With his wide experience and knowledge of the art and antique world, Mark continues to relish the hunt for treasures in clients' homes and the opportunity to ever expand his knowledge.