The late Charles Ede sold his first antiquity in 1959, opening his gallery in 1971. While Martin Clist oversees the daily running, Ede’s son Jamie remains chairman, and the gallery remains true to the strong academic roots laid down by its founder. They specialise in Classical and pre-Classical Antiquities from Greece, Egypt,Italy, Cyprus and the Near East.Clist started out as a painter and worked at the White Cube, before cutting his teeth in antiquities at Rupert Wace. A highlight of the year has been ‘a major discovery of a fragment of a cedar wood cosmetic box inlaid with ivory,ebony and gilded paste. The MD says that a fascination with the tomb of Tutankhamun piqued his love of the ancient world at a very young age.