Even though Christina Trevanion is in love with antiques of all shapes and sizes, she holds a special place for 18th-century teapots & 1970s glass objects. One of the finest auctioneers in Britain, Christina’s passion for auction was ignited by her mother, who was an auction fanatic. Over the years, the passion developed into a career, and Christina was soon counted among some of the best auctioneers in Britain. A specialist in gold and silver jewelry, 20th-century decorative arts, costumes, textiles, and ceramics, Christina has also taken her skills to reality TV. As a television presenter she is best known for her appearances on BBC shows such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Christina Trevanion.
Christina Helen Johanne Trevanion was born on the 12th of June 1981 in Shropshire, England. Born to parents David Trevanion and Hazel Trevanion, Christina was raised alongside her siblings in Shropshire. She later attended Solent University in Southampton, which was also where she met Aaron Dean. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts Valuation and started working as an auctioneer. Christina’s love for antiques and auctions comes from her mother. Even though her mother was a florist by trade, she was a huge auction fanatic and would often take Christina to several auctions. Christina then got in touch with a family friend who worked as an auctioneer at the local market fair and started learning more about antiques and auctions.
After graduating with a fine arts degree from Southampton, Christina worked at the UK’s most renowned auction houses such as Christie’s and Halls of Hansons for fifteen years. She founded her own auction house, Trevanion & Dean, auctioneers and valuers, based in Whitchurch, Shropshire, with Aaron Dean in 2014. Christina and Aaron met during their early years at the university who also worked together at Christie’s. She is now a managing partner at the firm, which has been re-named Trevanion. She is also a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers and became a fellow in 2018.
Over the years, Christina has also worked in several reality TV shows and is a familiar face on daytime Television. She is known for working on several TV shows including BBC One’s Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Flog it!. However, her most consistent appearance is as one of the presenters of Bargain Hunt, a BBC show where two teams of amateur collectors compete to buy antiques and sell them for a profit at auction. She oversees the red and blue teams and helps them with her expertise and advice. She also visits various historical and cultural sites related to the antique trade. She has been hosting Bargain Hunt since 2016 and has worked with other experts such as Catherine Southon, Kate Bliss, Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson. Here is a quick timeline of her television work over the years;
Antiques Road Trip
Self – Expert
She travelled across the UK with various celebrities and fellow experts, buying and selling antiques at different locations.
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip
Self – Expert
She teamed up with celebrities such as Tony Christie, John Sergeant, Brian Conley and Nicki Chapman to compete against other pairs in finding the best bargains.
Self – Presenter / Self – Auctioneer
She hosted the show from various venues such as Brighton Racecourse, Ardingly Antiques Fair and Peterborough Festival of Antiques. She also visited historical and cultural sites related to the antiques trade.
The Travelling Auctioneers
Self – Presenter
She co-presented the show with Will Kirk, helping families turn unwanted items into winning lots. They travelled in their mobile auction house to visit people’s homes and assess items they were willing to sell.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
Self – Expert
She competed against other experts in buying and selling antiques in various locations such as car boot sales, markets and auctions.
Self – Expert / Self – Auctioneer
She valued antiques brought in by members of the public and helped them sell them at auction.
Christina has an estimated net worth of $5 Million as of 2023. She earned her money mainly from being a professional auctioneer and a television presenter. She owns a house in Shropshire.
Marriage and Children:
Christina Trevanion is a well-known face as a television presenter and auctioneer but what do we know about her personal life? Who is her husband and how many children does she have?
Christina Trevanion is married to Aaron Dean, whom she met at Southampton Solent University, where they both studied Fine Art Valuation. They tied the knot in 2014 and have two daughters together. Christina likes to keep her family life private and rarely shares details about her husband or children on social media. However, she did joke about divorce on Twitter in December 2020, when she posted: “Has anyone ever cited ‘putting up Christmas lights’ on divorce papers? Asking for a friend/current husband.”
Christina’s passion for antiques and auctions was inspired by her parents, who used to take her to auctions when she was young. Her mother, Hazel, was also an antique fanatic. Her father, David, sadly passed away in 2013. Christina inherited some family pieces from them and also collected some treasures from her saleroom purchases. However, she had to pack away her 18th century teapot collection until her children get older. Christina is also passionate about photography and likes to take long walks in the countryside when she is not traveling on the job.
Christina Trevanion is a busy and talented woman who balances her career and family with grace and humor. She is one of the most popular and respected experts in the antique world and a delight to watch on TV.
Christina has a slim and fit figure, which she achieved by exercising daily, eating healthily, and ditching booze. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She likes to wear bright and colorful outfits, often with floral or geometric patterns. She accessorizes her outfits with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, sometimes featuring antique or vintage pieces. She also likes to wear hats, scarves, and sunglasses to complete her look.
Christina Helen Johanne Trevanion
Date of birth
12 June 1981
41 years old (as of May 2023)
Place of birth
Southampton Solent University
Auctioneer and television presenter
Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It!, The Travelling Auctioneers
Jewellery, silver, 20th-century decorative arts, costumes, textiles, and ceramics
Trevanion & Dean, auctioneers and valuers
Aaron Dean (m.2014-present)
David Trevanion and Hazel Trevanion
Morwenna Trevanion and Nicola Trevanion
Morwenna is a teacher and Nicola has Down syndrome
Performs charity auctions and gives presentations and lectures to local organizations