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Douglas Girton is our Head of Department for Fine Furniture & Works of Art and a senior specialist in European Ceramics & Glass and Antique Clocks.
A native of Pennsylvania, United States, Douglas earned a BA in English Literature from Muhlenberg College, spending a term studying in York which was his first introduction to life and travel in the UK and Europe. Always possessing a keen interest in history, art and material culture, Douglas furthered his studies by earning an MFA from Sotheby’s Institute, London, where he was awarded a first degree for his work on the furniture designs of Ford Madox Brown.
Douglas worked in the English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts department at Freeman’s in Philadelphia before being offered a position with Lyon & Turnbull in 2010. He finds his adopted home of Edinburgh an inspiring location and can still be awed by its many charms. He is, however, still trying to get used to the Scottish weather.