Graham Lay joined the provincial auctioneers King and Chasemore in 1975
as a reception porter. He moved to London in 1978 when Sotheby's took
over the firm and later became the head of the Auction Valuation
department for their Sussex sale room. In 1988 he joined Bonhams and is
now UK regional director for Bonhams and Brooks. Graham is a general
valuer with a broad knowledge of furniture, ceramics and collectibles.