Senior Specialist, 20th century Works of Art
London, South Kensington
Fiona Baker has worked in the field of Late 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts since joining the London auction world in 1979. She started straight from University as a junior member of a growing Department and developing field. Since then she has covered most aspects of this area, but feels her expertise is more rounded for the end of the late 19th Century and first half of the 20th Century. She joined Christies in the summer of 2005 as a specialist in Art Nouveau and Art Deco, having taken a three year break from the auction world to work for the renowned London Dealer, John Jesse, before he closed his Gallery.
Fiona co-authored 20th Century Furniture (Carlton Books, 2000) with her husband, Keith Baker, and has contributed expertise and articles for various publishers and publications such as Marshal Publishing, Mitchell Beazley, and The Antique Collectors Club. She has also appeared on the Channel 4 program Collectors Lot talking about the furniture of Sir Ambrose Heal, as well as the BBC's Going for a Song, the Gloria Hunniford Show on Radio 2, and was a judge for the BACA awards. Fiona is a graduate of Cambridge University.