Nicholas Grindley was born in England in 1951. For 40 years now he has been dealing and researching Chinese art with particular interest in furniture and works of art. During most of this time he has conducted his business as a private dealer although since 1998 he has published two catalogues a year, and exhibited in London, New York and Hong Kong; many works from these exhibitions and his other dealing activities are in museums and private collections through-out the world. In 1996 he contributed to the catalogue of the Mimi and Raymond Hung Collection of Chinese Furniture and in 1999 he co-wrote with Robert Jacobsen the catalogue of Classical Chinese Furniture in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In 2004 he wrote the catalogue for the collection of Dr. Ignazio Vok that was exhibited at the Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne. In 2007 he contributed the entry on Chinese furniture for, ‘The Seventy Wonders of China,’ published by Thames & Hudson. He is asked by museums in the US and Europe to advise on the acquisition, disposal, cataloging and re-attribution of Chinese furniture in their collections. He continues to deal privately in Chinese art in New York.