David Harper

David Harper is a BBC TV Antiques & History presenter on programmes like

‘Antiques Road Trip’ ‘Flog It’ and ‘Bargain Hunt’.  The programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide

He’s also a published author, artist, speaker and event auctioneer (he holds the world record for selling Alex Ferguson for £170,000!) 

David fell in love with antiques and history at the age of 5 and he’s been collecting, studying, buying, selling, talking and writing about wonderful objects from the past ever since! 

His passions also include travel, new adventures and classic cars…and often, all three at the same time!

David has also appeared on numerous Celebrity TV shows including ‘Celebrity Master Chef’ where he won an award from the producers for being “the worst contestant in the history of the programme…not just in the UK, but across all territories around the world”! 

Speaking Topics 

  • Confessions of a BBC TV Antiques Presenter! 
  • The antique fascination with the Orient
  • Mad, Brilliant and British! Stand up history show based on my successful ‘funny history for adults’ books ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ & ‘A Bash With The British Empire’
  • Antiques & TV
  • The Big Three – Chippendale / Sheraton & Hepplewhite 
  • How to present to camera and public speak
  • The history of time and the surprising value of vintage and antique time pieces
  • The wonderful history of Art Deco (and four incredible women who changed the world of design forever) 
  • Antique furniture names…where do they come from? It’s incredible what stories they can tell! 

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