David Harper is a BBC TV Antiques Expert & Presenter.
He is best recognised for appearing on programmes such as:
- Bargain Hunt
- Flog It!
- Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
- The Antiques Roadtrip
Since an early age, David has been fascinated by art and antiques. At the age of 18, he started working full-time within the art and antique business.
David soon made a name for himself in the antiques world due to his appointment as one of the youngest directors of a UK PLC company. The company specialised in importing rubberwood antique-style furniture from the Far East.
Throughout his career, David has shipped antiques across the Atlantic, owned antique restoration businesses, exhibited at international art and antique fairs and brokered the sales of some very valuable collections.
David still handles the sales of antiques on behalf of clients, although most of his time is taken up with events and filming.
When David is not filming or working in the business, you’ll probably find him painting!
A recognised artist, David’s work hangs in homes around the world from California to Australia and is sold in several prestigious galleries in the UK.
In 2016, David was a contestant on BBC One’s ‘Celebrity Masterchef’, just missing out on a place in the semi-finals to Audley Harrison.
He also writes art and antique articles for magazines and newspapers and is often called upon to discuss related issues on national TV and radio.
David Harper – After Dinner Speaker & Auctioneer:
David Harper is a top-rated after-dinner speaker and host. His speeches are very entertaining and are suitable for audiences with or without knowledge of antiques.
He also has a track record for raising lots of money as a charity auctioneer.
David connects with the audience, whipping up some super bidding!
David’s ‘Unexpected Tales’ is a one-man show of entertaining stories, strange happenings, big profits, bigger losses and disastrous TV appearances, celebrity stories, secrets and shockers!