FROM THE 5th APRIL 2021 WE ARE NOW OPEN
Our showroom is open Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm, please call or email us if you would like to arrange a visit.
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. Competitive quotes from a team of experienced carriers and shippers can be arranged for delivery within the UK and overseas.
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. He loves nothing more that looking for new stock and travels the country on the hunt of the interesting and unusual. The business is now located in the grounds of Auchencairn House, his wife’s family home and farm where they breed cattle and sheep. www.auchencairnhouse.com
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.
Buying: We are always looking for fresh stock, if you have anything for sale please do get in touch.
Selling & Valuations: With many years of combined experience in the art, antiques and auction world, we are well placed to provide house valuations and advice on buying or selling collections.
Buying at auction: We can advise on items for sale at auction and offer a full purchase and shipping service.
Jewellery Commissions: The nature of the way we work does not make it practical to carry a large stock of jewellery. This, however, does not mean that we cannot source pretty much any piece of that you might be looking for. Over the years Miranda has built up a vast network of trusted contacts within the jewellery trade. From fellow dealers in fine jewellery to the finest craftsmen to stone dealers in Hatton Garden. So, whether you are looking for a piece from a specific era, set with certain gemstones or by a “name” such as Cartier, Van Cleef, Guiliano or JAR she would be delighted to find whatever you are looking for. If you are looking for a more modern piece or indeed if you have a vision in your mind, she can also work with a number of craftsmen to have bespoke piece created for you.
Searches: Should you have anything specific you are looking for in any field please do let us know and we would be delighted to keep an eye out for you. Although we do not hold many books in stock Henry has many years of experience with books and maps and can endeavour to locate any title or edition you might be looking for.
‘Just to let you know the mirror arrived safely and am really pleased with it.’ Hadyn, London, March 2021
‘Just wanted to let you know both pieces arrived a few hours ago, and look beautiful. The bookcase fits our living room perfectly! Please know it has gone to a good home.’ Linda, London, February 2021
‘Just to let you know that the peppers arrived the other day and I am delighted.’ Neil, Belper, December 2020
‘The pendant has just arrived and it’s beautiful. I like it very much and look forward to wearing it Thank you for packing it well and thank you to Miranda for answering all my questions. It’s so hard to buy jewellery at a distance.’ Jenny, York, November 2020
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