Tony is the passionate owner of Puritan Values. He started the business 35 years ago, collecting period furniture and selling them. Read more about Puritan Values.
Antique Dealer and Historian
Tony is a specialist Art and Antique Dealer, Interior Designer, Historian and Curator for museum exhibitions and private collectors alike. Researcher, Writer and Historian on 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts from the Industrial Revolution in the mid-to-late Victorian era, through the early 20th century to Scandinavian Design that flourished in the 1950's and 1960's.
A renowned specialist studying architecture, furniture design, period metalwork, period lighting, and decorative and important works of art, and a well known passionate Restorer of Antiques and Architecture.
A born Eco Warrior, preserver and regenerator of nature and wildlife within urban areas and poet.
Outside of his businesses, Tony has started his own TV and Film production company and is currently filming two exciting TV documentaries.
The first is about the beauty of Art Nouveau Architecture in Europe, an incredible in-depth documentary documenting the very best Art Nouveau Architecture across Europe, which will be released on YouTube later this year.
The second is a documentary about the restoration of a large abandoned Anglo-Japanese style chateau he named: 'La Maison Des Fleurs', which was built in 1886 in Northern France for the head of the biggest sugar beet factory in the world at that time. He bought the chateau in late 2019 and has been documenting ts progress ever since. This will also be released on YouTube later this year.
He has presented for The Discovery Channel from 2018 to 2021 appearing in The Restorers an offshoot of 'The Salvage Hunters',
He was also a specialist dealer appearing regularly from 2011 to 2020 with David Dickinson in Dickinson's Real Deal. He co-presented with Kirstie Allsopp on Kirstie's Home Made Homes in 2010/11. As well as in The Antiques Road Trip for the BBC. and Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, also for the BBC.
"Engineer Turned Dealer Who Has the Tables" by John Windsor published over 23 years ago in 2000, is a compelling story about Tony Geering, self-taught expert in Arts and Crafts furniture. Transitioning from an engineer on oil rigs to a renowned dealer, Tony Geering's eye for spotting hidden gems led him to purchase a mahogany drop-leaf table for GBP 750, which he identified as a design of Edward William Godwin, a leading designer of the Arts and Crafts movement. This find, expected to fetch GBP 20,000-30,000 at a Sotheby's auction at the time, highlights his remarkable journey and expertise in the field.
For more details, read the full article on The Guardian.
The Middlesex Guildhall and Tony Geering with the original clock he saved and returned to The Guildhall.
Tony found it and brought it back to the original space the clock sat when the courts were built and where it is now back in its rightful spot.
When court rooms where renovated, he salvaged panelling from The Supreme High Court, London opposite The Houses Of Parliament. You can find them on this section of the website: Panelling section.