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Jonathan Swanston Biography – Jonathan Swanston Wiki
Jon Swanston, born Jonathan Swanston, is a British antiques dealer and expert on The Bidding Room and The Vintage French Farmhouse. He is the co-founder of Kestrel Antiques, an antiques business that he runs between Sheffield and London with his good friend Sophie.
“I’m one half of Kestrel Antiques, alongside my pal Sophie who lives in London. Together we started Kestrel Antiques out of a love for vintage, decorative antiques, kitchenalia, artwork, glassware, books, pottery, curiosities and the list goes on and on,” he said in an interview with Billy Tannery. “We try to source individual pieces to bring into the home as well as classic, mid-century and postmodern as we believe the modern home can now be a much more eclectic and multi-sensory place than previously thought upon.”
He added: “I enjoy geeking out over the history of interiors and design, as it’s a truly fascinating subject on how the evolution of how things are made and received have changed so much over the years.”
Jon lived in Sheffield for two years when he was 18 studying architecture but gave that up to live in London to pursue a degree in art and fashion. He moved back up in 2018 with his partner and their then-2-year-old daughter.
Jonathan Swanston Age
Jonathan Swanston was born in October 1984. He is 38 years old as of 2023.
Jonathan Swanston The Bidding Room
Kestrel Antiques co-founder Jonathan Swanston is one of the dealers on the BBC1’s The Bidding Room, presented by Nigel Havers. Jon joined The Bidding Room in 2022. “Yours truly is one of the new dealers on @thebiddingroom on bbc1 alongside some other cracking dealers,” he posted.
Jonathan Swanston The Vintage French Farmhouse
Jon Swanston is one of the antiques dealers on The Vintage French Farmhouse. In the series, three antiques dealers head to a French farmhouse on a buying trip to the region’s best antiques markets and compete to sell their French finds. The dealers don’t only have to contend with the language barrier and a short selling period, as each day one gets the chance to turn up the pressure and set them all a challenge to shop to a specific brief.
Jonathan Swanston Partner
Jon Swanston and his partner have a daughter together.
Jon Swanston’s antiques business’ Instagram handle is kestrel_antiques.