Philip Astley-Jones

Philip Astley-Jones of Roger Warner Antiques, Burford, established 1936 & Philip Astley-Jones Antiques, established 1972

A conversation between Philip Astley-Jones and project research fellow Lizzy Jamieson.

Philip gave us some absolutely fascinating memories of his time with Roger Warner in his shop in Burford, Oxfordshire. Philip started with Roger Warner in 1965, and he gave us amazingly vivid descriptions of the day-to-day life in the shop, and Roger’s buying activities. Philip also tells us of his own antique dealing business, established in 1972, and his work for Sotheby’s in California in the 1970s and 1980s.

You can listen to our interview with Philip below.

We are very sad to announce that Philip sadly passed away in August 2021.  Our very sincerest condolences to Philip’s family and friends.

Photograph, Antique Dealer project, University of Leeds 2015.