Gavin Strang is a member of the team that handles Private & Corporate Art Collections for both Freeman's and Lyon & Turnbull. He serves as a Director of Lyon & Turnbull, and head the Valuations department in Scotland, and is also a specialist in tapestries, rugs and carpets.
After graduating with an M. Phil. in Decorative Arts from Glasgow University in 1996, followed by an internship with the Victoria & Albert Museum, Gavin started his auction career in Christie’s Furniture & Works of Art Department. He later became both a carpet specialist and a general valuer with the firm. Gavin joined the Lyon & Turnbull team as a general valuer in 2002, looking after valuations for sale, inheritance tax (probate), tax & estate planning and insurance purposes. Now a Director and senior auctioneer with an all-round knowledge of art and antiques, Gavin has been responsible for the orchestration and smooth running of Lyon & Turnbull’s very successful single owner collection sales.
Gavin is also Lyon & Turnbull’s carpet specialist, with over fifteen years’ experience in the field and a wealth of international contacts.