David Linley is the current Chairman of Christie’s a world wide Fine Art and collectables auction house. David is also a highly successful designer of bespoke furniture. The Earl of Snowden and the son of Princess Margret, David is best known for his imaginative use of wood, blending traditional British woods, such as oak, with exotic ebony and rosewood species.
David’s book Star Pieces gives an expert’s look at the emotional and intellectual perspective of furniture through twenty ‘golden ages’ of design.
David has lectured around the world at an array of prestigious venues. These include the V&A Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Smithsonian Institute (Washington), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the Art Institute (Chicago), the LA County Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Museum (New York) and the Dallas Museum of Art.