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Betty Joel - Glamour & Innovation in 1930's Design
10th January 2023
Presented by Clive Stewart-Lockhart


Born in Hong Kong in 1894, Betty Joel (nee Mary Stewart-Lockhart), the daughter of the Colonial Secretary, went on to run one of the leading furniture and interior design companies in the inter war years in London. Her list of clients and contacts was incredible, from The Queen Mother, Lord Mountbatten, and Sir Winston Churchill to eminent surgeons, hotels and factories, as well as taking in visits to Paris where she met Gertrude Stein, Picasso’s great friend and collector. The talk discusses her life and work, and focuses on the few remarkable survivals in London, Nottingham and Harrogate.

Profile – Clive Stewart-Lockhart

Clive studied on the Sotheby's Works of Art course and has now been working in the fine art world for 47 years. Until recently he was a Director of Woolley and Wallis, the UK's leading regional firm of auctioneers, in Salisbury, and was a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow for 25 years between 1991 and 2016. Has also lectured on cruise ships as well as for many other groups, and recently published a major article in the Journal of the Decorative Arts Society on Betty Joel. He is now an independent art advisor.


Clive Stewart-Lockhart Art Advice provides an independent and bespoke service, specialising in valuations as well as the disposal of collections or individual items.


With a wealth of experience and a depth of knowledge gained over nearly five decades in the industry, Clive is well respected in the UK art sector, and has long established contacts with auctioneers, collectors, dealers, academics and art institutions, both nationally and internationally.

Clive provides his clients with confidential and tailored advice on the valuation and appraisal of fine art, antiques, jewellery and collectibles. He also offers guidance on the sale of individual items and collections, placing them either at auction or through private treaty sales in order to maximise the value to the client.

Clive acts independently, offering his clients comprehensive advice without conflict of interests.

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