Leslie & Baggott’s ethos is to source stock items fresh from private houses across Scotland and beyond, some offered ‘as found’ while others are put into fine showroom condition. The main customer target being both the private customer, interior decorator and fellow antique dealer both at home and abroad.
Miranda Leslie FGA
Miranda’s first love is jewellery. She started her career learning to value jewellery in 1988 and went on to have a career in the field of Fine Jewellery. When she and Henry decided to leave the auction world and launch Leslie and Baggott in 2017 she was excited to have the time to enjoy her other passions which include ceramics (preferably 18th Century), glass and interior design. But nothing will ever change the fact that finding the perfect piece of jewellery for a client whether as the result of a specific brief or being able to suggest just the right thing for a particular occasion, will always be her favourite moment.
Miranda ran Christies’ jewellery department in Scotland and in Amsterdam and then Bonhams Jewellery in Scotland before becoming Managing Director.
Henry is a second-generation antique dealer from Stow on the Wold, having dealt in books and maps for many years he now finds his main passion to be furniture and decorative furnishings, both traditional and modern. Henry worked with Miranda at Bonhams in Edinburgh for a number of years and it was there that they founded their working relationship. He loves nothing more that looking for new stock and travels the country on the hunt of the interesting and unusual.
The showroom is now located in the grounds of Auchencairn House, Henry wife’s family home and farm where they breed cattle and sheep: www.auchencairnhouse.co.uk
One of the reasons Leslie and Baggott is such a success is that Miranda and Henry have very different areas of expertise but love nothing better than spending time discussing new items of stock, researching interesting new finds and they have the same ideal, to sell beautifully made, carefully chosen objects to people who share their love of art and antiques.