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The Team


Giles Hutchinson Smith

Managing Director

Giles has been with Mallett for more than 20 years, in which time he has developed a great understanding and fascination with the furniture designs and craftsmanship of the 17th and 18th centuries. This he has used to great effect in developing the pieces for Meta’s first collection. He is currently Vice Chairman of the British Antique Dealers Association and also serves on numerous vetting committees of international art and antique fairs. He became Chief Executive of the Group in 2009.


Felicity Jarrett


Felicity joined Mallett at Bourdon House in 1994 from a career in the city with Banco Real, to pursue her well founded love of the arts. She has built up a great knowledge and understanding of the decorative arts and now she is the head of UK sales and client liaison at Ely House.


Richard Cave


Richard has been with the company for 19 years having read History of Art at Edinburgh University. As well as being a primary salesman during that time, he is currently responsible for the Ely House showroom and the design and management of the stands at fairs we attend in Europe.


Justin Evershed-Martin


Justin joined Mallett in 2005, after three years with a contemporary paintings gallery. Having worked in Bourdon House and New York he is now based at 37 Dover Street.


May Geolot

May joined Mallett in 2013 after gaining a distinction for her MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors with The Wallace Collection. She has previously worked at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and The Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. May read Art History at Princeton University and has also taught Art History as the Annenberg Fellow at Eton College.


Eleonore Halluitte Andrews

Meta Production Manager

Eleonore joined Mallett in 2008. She focuses on modern and contemporary decorative arts, and runs Mallett’s design collection, Meta. She collaborates with today’s leading designers and produces their pieces in association with Europe’s finest master craftsmen. Eleonore read Law and History of Art at the Sorbonne University in Paris, and previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum Art in New York and for Sotheby’s London.


Gina Hamilton

Gina joined Mallett in 2009 after gaining an MA (Hons) in History of Art from Birkbeck University of London. She manages the production and design of Mallett catalogues and co-ordinates exhibitions within the gallery. Gina read Architecture at UCL and has previously worked for Sotheby’s Continental Furniture department in London. She is a member of the Furniture History Society and speaks Italian.


New York

Henry Neville

President, Mallett INC.

Henry joined the company in 1984 and became a director of Mallett in 1999. He is currently responsible for the New York gallery having moved to New York in 2006. He has served on vetting committees at both national and international fairs, while he has also been chairman of the British Antique Dealers Association and President of the International Trade Federation CINOA. He has published a number of articles on the decorative arts, particularly with reference to food and dining in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Ana Gutierrez-Folch

Gallery Manager/Research Assistant

Ana joined Mallett New York in 2009 after graduating from Harvard University with a BA in History of Art and English Literature. Previously, she worked as a writer for an internet startup company. She also speaks Spanish.


Deborah Peña

Gallery Assistant

Deborah came to Mallett in 2014 as a gallery assistant after graduating from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Art History. She held fellowships and internships at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York before joining the Mallett team.


Hong Kong

Min-Zheng Veneau

Min-Zheng Veneau joined Mallett in 2011 to develop the Asian market. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong, she had previously worked as docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She earned a master of International Affairs from Columbia University and she speaks Mandarin and several Chinese dialects.