About us

Kent Auction Galleries Ltd.  is a long established auction house based in Folkestone.

We have over 40 years experience in Antiques, Fine Arts and Collectables. We have experts in every field, providing knowledge and experience on the many items we value on a weekly basis.  We have a wide customer base and sell to a world wide audience through our website with each auction broadcast live with real time bidding through www.easyliveauction.com.

The Team

David Lancefield

David Lancefield

Saleroom Manager, Expert & Auctioneer
David M. Lancefield

From a collection of silver spoons at age 21 David went on to run 5 antique shops across Kent, representing LAPADA at the House of Commons during his time as an antiques dealer. His involvement with the Antiques and Fine Art business over the last 40+ years provides Kent Auction Galleries Ltd with a first-class Valuer, Cataloguer and General Saleroom Manager. He is usually the first contact for new customers, who will find his nature amiable and patient, paying great attention to detail.


Melissa Turner

Melissa Turner

Business Development Manager, Expert & Auctioneer
Melissa Turner

The business is in her blood and is our Auctioneer responsible for running the Office, Business Development and Organization of the team. Melissa spent her childhood in London auction houses, teenage years managing an Art Deco shop, followed by a spot of radio work, financial advising and now enjoys meeting new people and coming up with creative ideas.


Office Administrator
Christine Jenner

Christine has a wealth of experience working in the office and our expert on clothing. You will often find her sorting through all the beautiful clothing, bags & shoe items we receive ready for our bespoke Fashion sales.

Office Administrator & Salesroom Assistant
Nerys Marshall

Nerys has a wonderful way about her and just loves all things auction and antiques, she is responsible for ensuring the catalogue is kept up to date and fully proofed, she also has a wealth of ideas for improvements to the business so watch this space…!

Office Administrator
Cheryl Harrison

Cheryl usually sits at the front desk so if you call or pop in you will probably speak with her!


Porter & Driver
Christopher Rushworth

Chris joined the team over 10 years ago, his calm, caring attitude helps create the comfortable atmosphere we, as a company, pride ourselves on.

Porter
Matt Giles

Matt works on both saleroom floors but mainly on furniture. Please ask him if you wish to see an item from a cabinet on viewing days.

Porter & Driver
Chris Woodward

Chris works on our upstairs saleroom floor and is our team driver. You may see him out and about driving our van and on viewing days he’s available upstairs to chat to you about any item you’re interested in.


You may also meet Nick who is contracted to us for collecting & delivering items all over Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London & Essex.