Judith Miller (antiques expert)

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Judith Miller
Born (1951-09-16) 16 September 1951 (age 66)
Occupation Antiques expert, author, broadcaster
Spouse(s) John Wainwright

Judith Miller (born 16 September 1951) is an antiques expert, writer and broadcaster based in the UK.

Early career[edit]

Born in Galashiels, Scotland, Miller first began collecting antiques while studying history at Edinburgh University.[1][2] In 1979 she co-wrote the Miller's Antiques Price Guide with her first husband, Martin Miller.[1][2]

Television presenter[edit]

Miller has co-presented "The House Detectives" on BBC2.[3]

She has worked on as consultant to and co-presenter of eight series of The Antiques Trail (Meridian, HTV and Discovery), run on the ITV network. She has also presented It's Your Bid for the Discovery Channel. She is a regular expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, and has also appeared onPriceless Antiques Roadshow.

Journalism and lecturer[edit]

Miller is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines including BBC Homes & Antiques, where she writes a four-page feature on 'Starting a Collection'. She has written the antiques column for the Scotsman Magazine for over 4 years. She writes a monthly feature for the Financial Times weekend supplement "House and Home". She is the antiques and collecting columnist (fortnightly) for the Saturday Telegraph property supplement. She is the antiques agony aunt with Antiques and Collectables magazine. She writes a monthly feature in Canadian Home and Country magazine and is a regular contributor to US Traditional Home and Country Living.

Miller also regularly lectures at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Smithsonian.[4]

Publishing and select bibliography[edit]

In 2001 Miller embarked on a joint venture with Dorling Kindersley to publish two full-colour annual price guides to antiques and collectables, a series of specialist collectors guides and price guides beginning with 'Costume Jewellery'. In 2007 she returned to Miller's, an imprint of Octopus Books (a division of Hachette Livre).

Miller has published more than 100 books on antiques and interiors, including:

Personal life[edit]

Judith Miller lives with her husband John Wainwright and the youngest of her three children in North London.[5]


  1. ^ a b Betts Hickman, Elizabeth (6 January 2004). "Antiquing with Judith Miller: Nostalgia and greed drive the collectors' market". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b McGlone, Jackie (18 October 2003). "Fire and Ice". The Scotsman. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  3. ^ The Independent (UK), "TV Reviews," including "The House Detectives" with Judith Miller (scroll down)
  4. ^ "About us". Octopus Publishing Group. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Kooker, Naomi R. (29 August 2004). "Labor of Love". The Boston Globe. Globe Newspaper Company. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 

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