Irita Marriott Biography – Irita Marriott Wiki
Irita Marriott is an antiques dealer and expert based in the UK, known for appearing on BBC1’s Antiques Road Trip. She is the founder of Irita Marriott Antiques, specialising in decorative antiques. Irita has been working in the antiques industry since 2013. She previously worked as a cataloguer and valuer at a leading Derbyshire auction house.
Born in Latvia, Irita lived on a country farm that was fully self-sufficient with her numerous siblings until she was 6 years. She applied for an au pair job in the US and set off on her way to New York with barely any English language knowledge at all – just an English dictionary in hand. 3 months later she could speak and understand everything around her, according to her DML Talent bio.
After two years in the USA, she decided to visit her family back in Latvia planning to return to the US straight after. She ended up on a bus to the U.K. She was just 20 years old and has never looked back. Her first job was as a temporary Christmas worker in a garden centre where she soon worked her way up to run the department.
After meeting her husband, she moved to Derbyshire and that is when she found her new passion and desire for a career in antiques. Prior to finding her vocation in antique dealing she had never knowingly handled an antique! To help get a fuller understanding of the business she took a part time job in a local auction house as a salesroom assistant where she had an opportunity to work with a huge variety of antiques and learn on the job.
She stayed at the auction house for 7 years whilst dealing independently on the side. She started with a few car boot sales and small antiques fairs but very quickly realised that she wanted a wider audience for her purchases and sales, so she expanded into international fairs and has built a client portfolio from all around the world.
According to her biography on her official website, the antiques expert and dealer wrote: “My name is Irita Marriott, founder of Irita Marriott Antiques, the latest BBC antiques expert on Antiques Road Trip and full time antiques dealer based in the UK.
“I am married, with two lovely sons. I was born in Latvia, but moved to the UK in my early 20s. I have been working in antiques industry for the last eight years, and have worked as a cataloguer and valuer at a leading Derbyshire auction house. I am now dealing full time, specialising in decorative antiques, often sourced from frequent buying trips to the continent.
“I would consider myself as a new generation dealer and am proud to say have customers worldwide.”
Irita Marriott Age
Antiques expert and dealer Irita Marriott was born in Latvia in 1984. She is 38 years old as of 2022.
Irita Marriott Husband
Is Irita Marriott married? She is married with two sons.
Irita Marriott Antiques Road Trip
Irita is one of the experts on BBC1’s Antiques Road Trip. She joined Antiques Road Trip in 2021. On Saturday, 15 May 2021, Antiques Road Trip welcomed her to the show on Facebook, writing: “We are very happy to announce our new Antiques Expert, Irita Marriott! Irita will be joining Tim [Medhurst] on a glorious Road Trip, this Monday [17 May 2021]!”
The antiques dealer wrote on Instagram: “I am very proud and delighted to finally officially announce being part of BBC Antiques Road Trip team!”
Irita Marriott Nationality
She is of Latvian nationality.
Irita Marriott Accent
BBC antiques expert and dealer Irita speaks with a Northern accent. A fan, Julia Middleton, commented on her accent on Instagram, writing: “I’m curious about your Northern accent Irita. I live in Surrey, but still have my Yorkshire accent.”
Her Instagram is @iritamarriottantiques.