James Gooch Biography – James Gooch Wiki
James Gooch is an antiques dealer, owner of Doe & Hope and star of BBC1’s The Bidding Room. Doe & Hope specialise in decorative, rare & unusual antiques and fine art from around the world with a particular interest in the atmosphere that surrounds an object, taking a cinematic approach in the presentation of their inventory. Their house style is probably best described as theatrical; being a concoction of old money, dramatic decorative, and faded gentility, with common themes of both humour and the macabre running through their inventory, that includes both academic and playful objects.
Doe & Hope is a member of LAPADA, the UK’s largest association of professional art and antiques dealers. The store was included in Homes & Antiques ’50 Best Antique Shops’ in the UK for 2016. Over the years Doe & Hope has supplied many large film and television productions with key pieces including the very popular Game of Thrones. The antique shop also had a concession in the prestigious Liberty of London department store in 2015.
Originally from Bedford, the 39-year-old antique and fine art dealer attended the University of Arts where he studied film for 4 years. He then worked in TV for a few years, namely at the BBC, Endemol and ITV, before joining Lovefilm and Amazon Prime. He gave up his TV career to pursue a love of antiques first working in antique shops, then setting up his own store.
James told Studio 73: “Not quite sure of the next step but knowing I had a keen interest in antiques, I got a job working two days a week for an antiques dealer and rented myself a container at £120/month to start trying my luck at buying and selling a few things myself. Back then, I actually worked in a local pet shop to make up the days in between! Over time, my understanding and knowledge grew and I established Doe & Hope in 2008.”
James Gooch Bidding Room
James is one of the dealers in the BBC One series, The Bidding Room, in which a group of expert dealers attempt to outbid each other to buy extraordinary items brought in by the public. The other expert dealers in The Bidding Room are James Broad, Jane Cave, Natasha Francis, Adrian Higham, Ian Humphries, Moses Otunla, and Lucy Ryder Richardson.
James Gooch Age
He was born in 1983 in Bedford.
James Gooch Wife
Is antiques dealer James Gooch married? He is married to his wife, Jade, a videographer. They have two children, Bertie and Matilda.
James Gooch Net Worth
James Gooch’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
James Gooch Instagram
James Gooch’s Instagram handle is @doeandhope.